A career submarine officer with 35 years of military service, Van Mauney most recently served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Y12_red_LogoB&W Y-12 LLC has named retired Vice Admiral Carl V. (Van) Mauney as Vice President of Program Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex. A career submarine officer with 35 years of military service, Mauney most recently served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

“Two of our primary missions at Y-12 are maintaining the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and supplying fuel to the nuclear Navy, so we’re fortunate to have an executive of Van’s ability and background joining our leadership team,” said Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12, which operates Y-12 for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

During his Navy sea assignments, Mauney served on four nuclear powered submarines, including commanding USS L. Mendel Rivers. Ashore, he held a number of staff assignments including Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain and as Executive Assistant to the Commander of U.S. Central Command during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

After selection to Rear Admiral in 2002, he served as the Director of Navy Strategy and Policy; as Deputy Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and Director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and finally as Director of Submarine Warfare Programs.

Mauney holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s of business administration from Chaminade University of Hawaii. He is a graduate of the Navy Executive Business Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a Federal Executive Fellow at the U.S. Department of State

At Y-12, Mauney will be responsible for overseeing weapons programs; facility infrastructure restoration; uranium disposition and supply; nuclear nonproliferation efforts; and the site’s work with other federal agencies and private industry.

“I have been privileged to have spent my military career serving with many of our marvelous men and women in uniform and civilians who every day work hard to defend and keep our nation safe,” Mauney said. “It is an honor to be joining another exceptional team of professionals here in Tennessee at Y-12 with a rich history of performance and mission success in essential work for our nation’s security.”

Mauney replaces Bill Reis, who was named vice president for Environment, Safety and Health at Y-12.

Source: B&W Y-12 Public Affairs
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