Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

Apr 12: Luncheon Speaker: Alan Kent (SES) Technical Director Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport


NUWC Keyport operates and maintains unique national assets in our precision ranges and our technologically unique maintenance and repair facilities. Established in 1950s, Keyport ranges were the first 3-D underwater tracking ranges in the world. Keyport’s National Torpedo Depot is the Navy’s major repair facility for torpedoes and has supported every variation of torpedo that has served the US Navy and many foreign navies.

Alan Kent (SES) was appointed as the Technical Director (TD) for Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport in October 2014. As TD, Mr. Kent oversees the test and evaluation, in-service engineering, custom engineered solutions, maintenance and repair, fleet support and industrial base support for undersea warfare systems, undersea weapon systems, countermeasures and sonar systems. He directs NUWC Keyport operations at a number of remote facilities located throughout the United States.

Mr. Kent began his government career in June of 1985 as an electronics engineer at NUWC Keyport’s predecessor, Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station (NUWES), providing fleet support for lightweight torpedoes. Mr. Kent has been an integral part of Keyport’s three technical line departments including a four-year tour at the Pearl Harbor detachment in the late 1990s. At Keyport, Mr. Kent has served as a project engineer, first line supervisor, customer advocate and department head.

Mr. Kent is a 1985 graduate of Gonzaga University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering. He went on to earn a Masters of Public Administration degree from Indiana University in 1994.

Doors open at 11 am and the program begins at 11:45 at the NBK Bangor Conference Center Trident Ball Room


Security Note:

A driver’s license from Washington, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico can no longer be used as the sole means of identification to gain access to Navy Region Northwest installations.

Guests who are escorted by authorized sponsors may still use these states, including Washington State driver licenses. Guests registered by a week before the luncheon should be on the base access list at the gate and may use a regular drivers license.