In March 2003, Rear Admiral (Sel) Grant assumed duties at the Missile Defense Agency Deputy Director for System Engineering and Integration. In this position, he is responsible for the integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System performance, architecture, design, integration, and verification.
Rear Adm.(Sel) enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), Bainbridge, Md. He is a 1976 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a 1982 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he received his masterís degree in Ordnance Engineering.
Early sea tours as a department head were in Engineering and Weapons Officer billets in Pacific Fleet destroyers. Selected for Engineering Duty in 1985, Rear Adm.(Sel) served in several positions at the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., from 1985 to 1992. From 1992 to 1995 he served as the Aegis Program Managerís Representative and New Construction Project Officer, Bath, Maine, responsible for the construction and fitting out of all Aegis cruisers and destroyers built at Bath Iron Works. From 1995 to 2003, he served in several Navy Ballistic Missile Defense Program Management positions, culminating in his assignment as Program Director Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense from 1997 to 2003.
Service education includes Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School, Newport,R.I., and Naval Guided Missiles School, Dam Neck, Va. He is a certified Acquisition Professional and a member of the AIAA, Naval Institute, Surface Navy Association and the American Society of Naval Engineers.
Rear Adm.(Sel) Grantís awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Gold Star), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Navy League 2003 Admiral W.S. Parsons award for Scientific and Technical Achievement.
Effective: 24 January 2005