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Michael Graham

NSWC Philadelphia Account Manager

Michael Graham, NSWC Philadelphia Account Manager

Mr. Graham is THOR’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWC Philadelphia) Account Manager and U.S. Navy Training Program Manager. Mr. Graham has over 30 years of directly relevant experience, including 34 years of active duty Navy experience. Mr. Graham is a recognized US Navy Training, Acquisition and In-service Life Cycle Subject Matter Expert (SME). He currently supports Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) In-Service requirements and the Surface Training Program Office (PMS 339) efforts to modernize classrooms, develop curriculum, and introduce mobile technology to Navy Learning Sites.

Mr. Graham has held positions of increasing authority in the Navy, most recently serving as the Chief Technology Officer and Military Deputy for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Mr. Graham’s Navy tours included serving in multiple positions at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), most recently as the Deputy Director for Fleet Readiness (NAVSEA 21A), where he was responsible for addressing near-term material readiness challenges and managing long-term life cycle management efforts for surface ships, including alignment of existing logistics, technical and fleet introduction functions, oversight of Multi-Ship, Multi-Option (MSMO) contracts and the Surface Ship Life Cycle Management Activity. Prior to SEA 21A, Mr. Graham was the Program Manager for In-Service Mine, Amphibious, Auxiliary, Command, and Patrol Coastal Ships (PMS 470) where he led an integrated military, civilian, and contractor staff of more than 200 personnel charged with the Fleet introduction, modernization, life-cycle management, and sustainment of more than 70 ships and six dry docks. Mr. Graham executed a $4B budget and supported projects including: Amphibious Ship-Air integration for new aircraft systems, MV-22 Tilt-Rotor OSPREY first shipboard deployment, and the first shipboard landing of the Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightning II Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL), Mid-Life Modernization of the LSD 41 Whidbey Island Class, and the LHD 1 Wasp Class Mid-Life Modernization Program.

Mr. Graham served as Commanding Officer of the USS Austin (LPD 4), where he managed 40 officers, 500 enlisted personnel, and the annual ship operating budget of $25M. During his time aboard USS Austin, the ship earned the Battle “E” Efficiency Award for sustained superior performance in an operational environment. Additional ship tours included serving aboard USS Seattle (AOE 3), USS Constellation (CV 64), USS Ardent (MCM 12), USS Hunley (AS 31), and USS Guam (LPH 9). Mr. Graham also served in a myriad of shore positions including the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Combat Logistics Group TWO and PEO Mine and Undersea Warfare.

Mr. Graham’s platform experience includes LPH, AS 31, MCM, CV, AOE, MHC, and LPD classes as well as the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR), Sea Based X-Band (SBX 1) radar and Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Programs. 

Mr. Graham earned a B.S. in Applied Science from the US Naval Academy. He holds a DAWIA Level III Program Management Certification and is a certified Major Program Manager (MPM), Engineering Officer of the Watch (Steam and Diesel), and Mine Counter Measures Evaluator (TAO).