In this position, he is responsible for directing the finances, personnel, programs, and facilities of the Radar Division, and for securing the funds critical to the successful execution of the division’s research and development efforts.
Mr. Walder first joined NRL in 1985 and worked for the Naval Ocean Systems Center, located in Kaneohe, Hawaii, from 1990 to 1991. In 1992 he returned to Washington, D.C., where he has served as a member of NRL’s technical staff, as well as section head, senior staff member, associate superintendent, and acting superintendent, all in the Radar Division. During this period, he also served as the advanced technology engineer in the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program office and led a Tri-Service Radar technology development team for the Missile Defense Agency. In these roles, he planned and executed technology development programs in excess of $20 million per year that contributed to improved AN/SPY-1 ballistic missile defense capabilities and the development of critical technologies for the AN/SPY-6 radar program.
Dr. G.M. Borsuk, Associate Director of Research for Systems at NRL notes that “Mr. Walder’s broad experience and breadth of knowledge in radar technology of importance to the Navy make him particularly well suited to lead the Radar Division into the future.”
Mr. Walder earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1984 from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science, also in electrical engineering, from the George Washington University in 1990.
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