Naval Architect

Mark Henry has been Treasurer of the NSL Capitol Chapter since its formation in 1991.

He has BS and MSE degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute and the University of Michigan and an MBA from Virginia Tech.

He spent his thirty-six year career with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and its predecessor organizations (starting with the Bureau of Ships) involved in the design and acquisition of submarines and submersibles and managing submarine-related research and development programs.  In his last position before retiring, he was head of NAVSEA’s Submarine Preliminary Design group. During that period, he also served as the Principal Naval Architect for the VIRGINIA Class attack submarine program.

In retirement, he has consulted for NAVSEA, appeared in a History Channel program, “Modern Marvels: Nuclear Submarines,” written articles for the Naval Submarine League’s periodical The Submarine Review, and, when the opportunity arrises, he spreads the “gospel” of submarine design. He also enjoys traveling, folk music, and ballroom dancing. He is a nationally-ranked fencer (70+ Men’s Epee) who has competed three times in the Veteran World Fencing Championships as a member of the US Fencing Team.