Captain John Newton, USN (Retired)

Lieutenant General David D. Halverson, USA, Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cypress International, is proud to announce that Captain John Newton, USN, Retired, will join Cypress International, effective 10 December 2018. “John comes to us with over 27 years of extensive experience in Defense and Aerospace. His demonstrated expertise and leadership roles in Navy budgeting, acquisition, and risk management spanning weapons, platforms, systems integration, operation and maintenance will be an excellent addition to the Cypress team. John's recent assignment as one of the Navy's primary leader to help operationalize Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV) and Mobile Anti-Submarine Training Target (MASTT), will be of tremendous value to our clients.”

John also served as the Program Manager for the Navy's Special Operations Forces (SOF) Undersea Mobility Program (PMS 399). He was responsible for all aspects of the Navy/SOCOM Dry Deck Shelter and associated ocean interface programs. His previous work experience also includes: Advanced Undersea Systems Program office (PMS 394), development of the Universal Launch and Recover Modules to covert launch and recover large displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicles and other payloads; Source Selection Advisor on Small Business Investment award for new technology; Staff member to Program Executive Office - Submarine (PEOSUB) where he supported OSD leadership as Portfolio advisor on submarine new construction (Ohio Replacement and Virginia SSN-774 Class programs), modernization and Anti-Submarine Warfare programs. As the eyes and ears of PEOSUB, he advised and supported Navy ACAT-1 Programs throughout the DAB milestone decision process (Columbia Class SSBN, VA Class SSN and P-8A Multi-Mission Aircraft). Within the Chief of Naval Operations Financial Programs Office (N80) Programming “Bullpen”, he was Director for Navy Ship Construction and Submarine Programs. A proven warfighter and submariner, John has served on 6 submarines culminating in command of the USS Maryland (SSBN-738 Blue).