Dennis Danko

Program Manager, Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program

U.S. Navy


Responsible to the sponsor OSD ATL RRTO for proper execution of the Stiletto Maritime Technology Demonstration program. Coordinates all efforts with RRTO in accordance with the approved annual Stiletto white paper. Efforts include SOW preparation, identification of proposed demonstrations, and execution of selected demonstrations in accordance with Stiletto program goals and


February 2011 – Present: NSWC Carderock – Combatant Craft Division.
Assignments included:
Stiletto Program Manager (April 2016 – Present)
Sea Mob Unmanned Surface Vehicles Program Manager (June 2014 – May 2016)
NSW Boat Design/Development Program Support /Analyst (2013-2014)
Polymer Kelp Program Support /Analyst (2012 – 2014)
Stiletto Program Support - Demonstration Manager (2011 – 2013)

February 2005 – February 2011: Booz Allen Hamilton:
Lead Consultant at Surface Warfare Development Group and NSWCCD. Projects included:
Principal Author – Surface Warfare Doctrine Publications “Navy Surface Warfare Manual,” “SUW Tactics for Surface Ships,” and “Harpoon Employment Manual”
Program Support/Analysis for Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling (CCD)
Program Lead for Coalition Warfare Effort for Israeli and US Combatant Craft Enhancements (CCD)     

1981 – 2005 Navy Surface Warfare Officer Significant operational experience at ship and squadron staff levels.
Anti-Submarine Warfare Proven Sub-specialist (Experience and Education)
Cruise Missile (Tomahawk and Harpoon) Readiness Evaluator
Foreign Area Officer (Western Hemisphere Focus)


Project Management Professional (PMP) (2009)
M.S. Applied Science, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA
B.S. Biology, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Bilingual (Spanish)