The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) welcomed Stephen E. Cricchi as the new civilian executive director at its Pax River headquarters, July 14. “Our warfare centers ensure our Navy and Marine Corps aviators remain equipped with the world’s most technically advanced and lethal capability,” said NAWCAD Commander Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon. “Steve has contributed so much to naval aviation throughout his career – I look forward to teaming with him in his new role.” Cricchi joins the Navy’s largest warfare center after 36 years of civil service most recently in his role as Director of Engineering and Cyber Warfare at NAVAIR. At NAWCAD, he will lead more than 10,000 military, civilian, and contractor employees across four geolocations to advance capability and operational readiness for naval aviation and our warfighters. NAWCAD is Southern Maryland’s largest employer. “I’m incredibly excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead this talented organization of engineers, scientists, testers, pilots, and other business professionals,” said Cricchi. “It’s an important job, with an even more important mission, and I can’t wait to get started.” The Senior Executive Service member is an aerospace engineering graduate of the University of Virginia and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot […]
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