Richard J. Nagle
Rick Nagle is a retired U.S. Naval Officer and Master EOD Technician supporting PMS-408. During his 20 years of Naval service, Rick qualified surface warfare officer (SWO) deploying on a number of ships, and served as an EOD Officer in Charge, as a department head at Navy EOD Mobile Units, and as Commanding Officer (CO) of EOD Mobile Unit SIX in Charleston, SC, and EOD Mobile Unit EIGHT in Sigonella, Sicily. While in command, Rick deployed as the Task Unit Commander for Navy EOD MCM forces in Operation Desert Storm and led Navy EOD forces in several other campaigns and operations. His final assignment was as the EOD Program resource sponsor and requirement officer at the Pentagon. During his naval service, Rick received numerous campaign, service and unit commendation awards. Since transition from Naval Service in1997, Rick has provided analysis and project management support to the Navy EOD Program Office, specializing in technology transition and acquisition of unmanned maritime systems. Rick continues to play a contributing role, most significantly in the Navy’s Shallow Water (SW), Very Shallow Water (VSW) and Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures and Maritime Homeland Defense counter-underwater improvised explosive device (UW/IED) investment portfolios in support of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Enterprise (NECE). Over his active duty and follow on career, he has authored numerous papers, presented at professional symposia, and has played an instrumental role in the development and staffing of investment strategies, strategic plans, and concepts of operations to gain stakeholder guidance and feedback and to sustainment support for material solution investment toward the acquisition of future naval capabilities.