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William D Hatch

Senior Lecturer
Center for Executive Education

Phone: (831) 224-2938


Retired Naval Officer. Spent majority of career as surface warfare officer and last few years as Human Resource officers.
  • MS - Naval Postgraduate School 1991
    Major: Manpower
    Dissertation Title: Physical Readiness Testing among Surface Warfare Officers
NPS Experience
  • 2013 - current: Senior Lecturer
  • 1998 - 2013: Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 2016 - 2019 Consulting Lecturer, Eastern European Countries
  • 1997 - 1998 Deputy Director of Surface Warfare Requirements, Navy Manpower Analysis Center (NAVMAC)
Research Interests
Officer and enlisted requirements
Navy Standard Workweek
Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
Human Capital Management
Surface ship manpower
Unmanned Vehicle manpower requirements
International Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
Teaching Interests
United States Marine Corps Manpower Management
U.S. Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
DoD Human Resource Management
Civilian Human Resource Management

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • 2016 Life Member, Naval Postgraduate School Foundation
  • 2011 International Advisory Board, Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies
  • 2001 Life member, Naval War College
  • 1995 Life Member, Fleet Reserve Association
  • 1982 Life member, Naval Science Institute Proceedings

Scholarly Work

  • Conference Proceedings
  • Hernandez, A. S., Hatch, W. D., Pollman, A. G., & Upton, S. C, (2018). Computer Experimentation and Scenario Methodologies to Support Integration and Operations Phases of Mission Engineering and Analysis.
  • Technical Reports
  • Gates, W. R., & Hatch, W. D, Design of an Enlisted Detailing and Retention Marketplace.
  • Keynotes/Plenary Addresses
  • Hatch, W. D. (Author & Presenter), Naval Force Transformation 2007 Naval Unmanned Systems Focus Day, "Manpower Requirements and Training in Unmanned Systems," IDGA, DC, United States. (May 30, 2007).
  • Oral Presentations
  • Hatch, W. D. (Author & Presenter), Naval Unmanned Systems Transforming Military Capabilities on Land, Sea and Air with Autonomous Systems, "Unmanned Vehicle Training," Marcus Evans, Defense Military Unmanned Systems, DC, United States. (December 1, 2007).