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Vice President Naval Programs

Vice President Naval Programs

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Business Development/Proposal Mgmt/Marcom/Sales - All
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Stacey Bostock
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The Vice President, Naval Programs will be based out of our Clarksburg, Maryland Headquarters.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. (TDSI) is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, TDSI serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements.

TDSI is part of Thales Group, a global aerospace defense and technology solution provider with over 64,000 employees in 56 countries and global revenues in excess of $16.4B USD in 2016.  With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex communications and security requirements.

TDSI operates as a proxy-regulated company, Free of Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI). As such, TDSI is considered a 100% American company by the U.S. Government, approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects, and is positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key technologies for the defense market.




  • Within the Thales Defense & Security business line, lead major procurements, identify pursuits, and win significant Naval strategic captures.


  • Serve as the focal point for Thales global naval technologies/products entry into the US Defense market. These activities include assessing the US Naval opportunities and coordinating the pursuit with appropriate international Thales business entities.


  • Explore new naval market opportunities outside of the typical Thales Defense & Security, Inc. product/market focus (Tactical Communications). The purpose of this position is to broaden the Thales Defense & Security, Inc. business base.






  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess an active U.S. Security Clearance (at least SECRET) or one that can be promptly reinstated
  • Ability to foster team work across different functional areas and with other Thales entities.
  • 15 + years of Naval Combat System program experience including Program Office, Naval Warfare Center or Office of Naval Research/Naval Research Laboratory assignments.
  • Prefer previous Command Qualified officer with significant Surface Warfare experience
  • Experience in PEO LCS, PEO IWS, PEO Ships, PEO C4I or significant staff experience from N96, Surface Warfare Directorate, OPNAV
  • In-depth knowledge of US Naval Market
  • Qualified candidates must have excellent leadership, written and verbal communications skills.

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