Seminar - 072415

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Operational Energy: The Importance of Research in the Cohort Process

July 24, 2015
ME Lecture Hall

Capt. Jeffrey Maclay, USN

Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office (NAVSEA N45)





Captain Jeffrey Maclay, a native of New Bedford, Mass., graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in May 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama and concurrently attended Auburn University earning a Master’s Degree with distinction in political science. During his six Seahawk deployments, he accumulated more than 3,800 flight hours in the SH-3H Sea King and SH-60F/HH-60H Sea Hawk.

His fleet assignments include tours with HS-2 and HS-14, Carrier Air Wing Two and USS Kearsarge (LDH-3). Captain Maclay also served as executive officer aboard HS-2 while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After "fleeting up" as commanding officer, his squadron earned the Arnold J. Isbell Award for Undersea Warfare excellence and the Arleigh Burke Award for warfighting excellence. He can also boast of shore tours, which included the Joint Staff (J-7, Operational Plans and Joint Force Development) as a strategic planner, the OPNAV staff (N51 Strategy and Policy) as an operations analyst, and HS-10 (Fleet Replacement Squadron) as a flight instructor.

Captain Maclay assumed the duties of Executive Officer for NAS Jacksonville in July 2009 and was named its Commanding Officer in May 2010. During his tenure as CO, he expanded NAS Jacksonville's wastewater reuse project. Under his leadership, NAS Jacksonville was named winner of the 2011 CNIC Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award (Large Category).

He assumed the duties of his current position in April 2014.


Dr. Daniel A. Nussbaum
Naval Postgraduate School 
Principal, Energy Academic Group
Monterey CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2387
Mobile: 831-324-3228

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