William Russell holds a Master of Business from Salve Regina University in Newport R.I. and has spent his career working in Naval programs. As a Program Manager, he supported the Surface Ship ASW Effectiveness Measuring Program (SHARM) developing tactical guidelines and publications to assist the surface community in localizing, tracking, and detecting, threat submarines. He developed and participated in at-sea training programs for SURFLANT, and worked at the Naval War College, Naval Lessons Learned library. During the latter part of his career, he supported the DDG 1000 Integration Verification and Validation (IV&V) program as a Software Test Engineer responsible for developing test procedures and verifying software dealing with Surface Ship Combat Operations. Bill and his wife Margaret are enjoying their retirement in sunny Florida with two golden doodles.