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
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.