CAPT Jay Bitting, USN
Director, Division of Engineering and Weapons
CAPT Bitting graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering. Commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer, he served as a Division Officer in USS BOWEN (FF-1079), as an instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School, and as a Department Head in USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41).
In 1996 he was accepted for transfer to the Engineering Duty Officer Community and earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California in 1999. Upon graduation he received the Curriculum Sponsor, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), top graduate honor for excellence in Electrical Engineering. He then attended Engineering Duty Officer Basic School in Port Hueneme, CA where he won the Vice Admiral C.R. Bryan Award for professional excellence in engineering as the top graduate in the class.
His Engineering Duty industrial waterfront experience includes tours as a Nuclear Assistant Project Superintendent at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; a Deputy Project Superintendent at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF; Hawaii Regional Surface Maintenance Officer; Program Manager’s Representative for LPD 17 class ships at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast; Deputy Program Manager for Aircraft Carriers and Deputy Operations Officer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; and Department Head tour as the Business and Strategic Planning Officer and Operations Officer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
His staff experience includes tours as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center Program Officer at Regional Support Group, Norfolk; Maintenance Officer for Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific; Director of Submarine Maintenance and Naval Shipyards at Commander United States Pacific Fleet; and assignment as the Engineering Duty Officer Assignments Branch Head at Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN.
CAPT Bitting is currently assigned as the Division Director for the Engineering and Weapons Division at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD where he is responsible for the largest academic division within the school and his duties analogous to those of a college dean at a university.
CAPT Bitting is a qualified Acquisition Professional whose personal decorations include three Meritorious Service Medals and seven Navy Commendation Medals. He is the proud father of three sons; Slate, Gray, and Cade.