The Department of the Navy announced today that Navy Undersecretary Jerry Mac Arthur Hultin has accepted a position as the dean for the Stevens Institute's Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. Hultin will assume the new position later this summer.
Hultin commented, "I'm excited with this opportunity to teach young people about the mutual role of business, technology and defense in bringing stability and growth to all nations around the world."
Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig commented, "I am very happy for Jerry. He has been a key member of the Navy Marine Corps team and his leadership will be sorely missed."
Hultin's major accomplishments include conceiving, implementing and playing a leadership role in the Navy's revolution in business affairs effort, which has brought private-sector business acumen to the Navy. This effort included the development of the Navy's first-ever business vision and goals and a Navy/Marine Corps Intranet, among other initiatives.
Prior to being sworn in as the 27th Navy undersecretary on Nov. 13, 1997, Hultin spent more than 25 years in the private sector. His work included a law practice and work as a consultant in areas involving technology, health care, and the environment; chief consultant to the chief executive officer of Sallie Mae, the nation's largest secondary market for student loans; and the manager of two businesses that developed, manufactured and marketed hydraulic systems throughout the United States and Canada.
Along with the secretary of the Navy and assistant secretaries, Hultin is responsible for the day-to-day executive management of all aspects of the Department of the Navy.
A former naval officer, who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, Hultin also led an extensive study of the impact of globalization on national security and naval forces as undersecretary. This program includes the evaluation of how major advances in communications and computing technologies, along with the rise of the global corporation, are changing the nature of the global economy and national defense.
Hultin received his juris doctor degree from Yale University Law School in 1972. He earned a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in political science, history and economics, from Ohio State University in 1964. He served five years on active duty as a naval officer from 1964 until 1969.
As the chief administrator for the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Hultin will be responsible for leadership of Stevens' newest academic school, formed in 1997. The school is dedicated to perfecting outstanding educational programs that address the essential needs of companies, government and individuals as they manage technology-dependent companies and organizations.
For more information on Hultin, the revolution in business affairs, or Navy globalization study, visit:
http://rba.hq.navy.mil/ (not available)
http://www.ndu.edu/inss/spa/global.html (not available)