William Bollwerk

William Bollwerk

Former OSD co-lead for a Joint Science and Technology team responsible for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) research

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Mr. William “Bill” Bollwerk retired from the U.S. Navy after over 45 years of service. Prior to his retirement he was in charge of the USNO Detachment, Colorado responsible for the operation and maintenance of the USNO Alternate Master Clock and was the primary interface with Air Force Space Command and Northern Command leadership. Mr. Bollwerk also was the OSD co-lead for a Joint Science and Technology team responsible for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) research and development in the DoD. Mr. Bollwerk received his commission through the ROTC program in 1974. He completed the Naval Nuclear Power training and served on submarines, cruisers, and destroyers. He then reported as the New Threat Upgrade Program Manager responsible for an ACAT II program to upgrade all Command and Control, radar, and missile systems on non-Aegis Cruisers. He then served as the initial Chief of Staff standing up the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). NUWC operates the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support center for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapon systems associated with USW and related areas of homeland security and national defense. Mr. Bollwerk stood up the AMC at Schriever AFB in 1995 and has consulted on several R&D programs related to PNT. He worked with the DDG 1000 (new stealth destroyer) Program since 1996 and was the IDE/CAD/M&S Government Lead. Mr. Bollwerk was a member of the OSD PNT Working Group to ensure USNO provided Timing expertise to DoD documents and policies. He was the USNO Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) liaison with OSD, Joint Chiefs of Staff, NORTHCOM, STRATCOM, and Air Force Space Command. He worked with DOD CIO as the Technical Lead for the GPS Enterprise Modernization and PNT Assurance AoA. He worked with STRATCOM on the PNT Joint Capabilities Document and Functional Solutions Assessment. He also worked with other Federal Agencies, including the Department of Homeland Defense, with respect to PNT. Mr. Bollwerk received his Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics from the University of New Mexico and his Masters of Science in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School. His civilian awards include the Navy Superior Civilian Award, two Navy Meritorious Civilian Awards, and the USNO ‘Captain James M. Gilliss’ Award for Outstanding Service.