The role of the military deputy is to facilitate communication and information from the laboratory to our Fleet and vice versa, ensuring that the Fleet’s needs are met and informing the Fleet of NRL’s capabilities.
NRL prides itself on our knowledgeable military deputies like Lt. Peter Kowalcyk, a Naval Flight Officer that has recently been assigned to NRL’s Radar Division in Washington, D. C., and Lt. Cmdr. David Watson, a Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Officer assigned to NRL’s Monterey campus.
Kowalcyk and Watson are two of the numerous military links that the laboratory has to provide NRL’s scientists and researchers a direct line of contact to the Fleet.
“Recently arriving from Naval Flight Officer Instructor duty in Norfolk, I have great relationships with not only the aviation community, but the surface, subsurface, and joint services as well,” says Kowalcyk. “I know where to find assets that may be interested in a particular technology or research area. This helps my team find potential transitioning partners and stakeholders.”