Rear Admiral Nevin Carr retired from the U.S. Navy in 2012, following a 34 year career which included command of destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and cruiser USS Cape St George (CG 71). His shore duty assignments focused in Washington on programming and requirements for the Navy's ship combat systems, weapons, and sea based ballistic missile defense systems. As Deputy Director of Surface Warfare for Combat Systems, He was responsible for requirements governing all Surface Navy combat systems, weapons, sensors and data links, and worked closely with counterparts in Australia, Canada and the UK to achieve system commonality and requirements harmonization. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for International Programs, he helped build international partnerships through training, cooperative development, and Foreign Military Sales.
In his capstone assignment as Chief of Naval Research, he led 4,000 talented scientists and engineers executing the Navy's $2B Science & Technology effort, and drove a government patent portfolio ranked #1 in the world by IEEE. As Chief of Naval Research, he worked closely with industry, academia, major research institutions, and international partners to develop emerging and disruptive technologies including Directed Energy, Autonomous Systems, Human Augmentation, Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance, and the Electromagnetic Rail Gun. He doubled the Navy's previous support of STEM outreach activity to $150M, and worked actively with schools and organizations to promote STEM activities and inspire young students.
Following retirement from active duty, Rear Admiral Carr served on several boards as advisor or director, was a Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Co, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford. He joined Leidos as Vice President and Navy Strategic Account Executive in May 2015.