LCDR Jack Keane, USN (Ret.)

Raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Jack graduated from The Virginia Military Institute in 1980 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  After receiving his wings and attending VP-30, he joined the “Pelicans” during the final weeks of their 1982 Sigonella deployment.  He made several other deployments with VP-45 as a Nav/Comm and Tacco to both Sigonella and Rota/Lajes, as well as supporting UNITAS-82 with detachments to Panama and Santiago, Chile.  Jack left VP-45 in December 1985, joining the staff of Commander, Patrol Wing Two (CPW-2) in Barbers Point, HI where, over the next three years, he served as Assistant Training Officer, Weapons Officer, Current Operations Officer, and ASWOC Director. 

After a brief stint at Tactical Action Officer School, he joined the staff of Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group Eight (CCDG-8) during the final month of their Mediterranean deployment embarked in the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).  During this tour, his assignments included Combat Systems Officer for Command and Control and Tomahawk Strike Planning.  He served as a Tactical Action Officer and Battle Watch Captain while retired wingsembarked with CCDG-8 in the USS Saratoga (CV-60) during the Persian Gulf War.  In 1993, Jack graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA with a degree in Operations Research.  He retired in 1995 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander after serving at the Naval Research Laboratory where he flew research missions worldwide.

He is a currently a member of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Principal Professional Staff and Branch Supervisor of the Precision Engagement Systems Branch in the Force Projection Department. He has conducted affordability analyses for the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, served as a member of DoD’s Simulation Based Acquisition Joint Task Force, as lead analyst in the development of theater and national missile defense war games, and participated in numerous studies involving force composition and command and control. In addition, he led the APL team in determining the requirements for the P-8 Poseidon aircraft, the US Navy’s next generation retired wingsmaritime patrol aircraft, as well as the MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air System, and follow-on aircraft to the EP-3 Aries. He has participated in several Defense Science Board Task Forces dealing with intelligence support to the global war on terror and to counter-insurgency operations.  He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the JHU Whiting School of Engineering, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and a past president and Fellow of the Military Operations Research Society.

Jack currently resides in Waldorf, Maryland and was elected Secretary of the Association in October 2012.

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