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Willard(Will) B. Stubbs

Willard B. StubbsCaptain Willard B. Stubbs, USN (Ret.) is a Principal Acquisition Analyst with Alion Science & Technology in Arlington, Virginia, supporting the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Captain Stubbs is a native of Hamden, Connecticut. Following his father and brother’s footsteps, he was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace, War and Defense from that institution, a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Captain Stubbs has been selected to serve in command five times, leading two commissioned units: Inshore Boat Unit 22 and Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 202; and three Navy Reserve Units: Personnel Mobilization Team 101 in Providence, Rhode Island, U. S. Fleet Forces Command Joint Task Force Unit 300 in Greensboro, North Carolina and U. S. Second Fleet, Command Element Support Unit in Norfolk, Virginia.

At sea, he qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer and served in USS FAHRION (FFG 22) as Auxiliaries Officer and Damage Control Assistant and subsequently in USS RICHMOND K TURNER (CG 20) as Fire Control Officer and Damage Control Assistant. He also served on the staff of Commander, Amphibious Group TWO and on the staff of NATO's Commander Standing Naval Force Atlantic.

Ashore, he has served as a lead instructor and curriculum coordinator for Damage Control at Surface Warfare Officer School Command in Newport, Rhode Island. During that assignment, he was selected among 143 peers as the command’s Officer Instructor of the Year for 1992. After the terrorist attacks of September 2001, he was mobilized to active duty and assigned to the staff of Commander, Navy Region Northeast in Groton, Connecticut and served as the Director of the Navy Mobilization Processing Site. In 2012, Captain Stubbs was again recalled to active duty to serve as Deputy Director, Combat Logistics Force for the Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC. Captain Stubbs retired from the Navy on 1 June 2015 after 30 years of service.

Captain Stubbs personal awards include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (7 awards) and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards).

Captain Stubbs is Life Member #2 of the UNC NROTC Alumni Association and served as a Director from 1995-2000 and as Treasurer from 1996-1999. In 2001 he was recognized with the Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Elected to a Board of Directors again for the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 terms, he currently serves as Secretary, Chairman of the Member Communications Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee, Governance & By-Laws committee and the Budget & Financial Oversight Committee.

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