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Admiral BacioccoAlbert J. Baciocco, Jr.
Vice Admiral, USN (Ret)

Admiral Baciocco retired from the U.S. Navy in 1987 after 34 years of distinguished service, principally within the nuclear submarine force and directing the Department of the Navy research and technology development enterprise, where he served as Chief of Naval Research from 1978 to 1981, and as Director of Research, Development and Acquisition, the senior military Research, Development and Acquisition policy official in the Department of the Navy, from 1983 to 1987.  He has since been engaged in a broad range of business and pro bono activities with industry, government and academe, including as a member of the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council and the Army Science Board.  He has served on the Boards of Directors of several corporations, both public and private.  Admiral Baciocco is a Trustee of the South Carolina Research Authority.

Admiral Baciocco is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and subsequently completed graduate level studies in nuclear engineering as part of his training for the naval nuclear propulsion program.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society, and is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Florida Atlantic University (Engineering) and the Medical University of South Carolina (honoris causa).  Admiral Baciocco is a Senior Fellow and a Regent of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia, and has been designated a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies by the Council of the National Academies of

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