Prior to joining The Roosevelt Group, in fall 2018, Vice Admiral (Ret.) William Hilarides served as the Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command, overseeing a global workforce of 70,000, responsible for all US Navy Ship Construction and Maintenance.  He also served as Program Executive Officer for Submarines, program manager of the SSGN Program and director, Advanced Submarine Research and Development.  Since retirement he has consulted widely in Defense, Intelligence, Cyber, Energy and Health Care.  He serves on the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Advisory board, the board of Gryphon Technologies, and the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital quality board.  He also speaks publicly about organizational resilience based on his experience during the Navy Yard Shooting in 2013.

Hilarides has received various personal and campaign awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. VADM Hilarides graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. After graduation, he served as master of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron sloop Avenger, competing in numerous offshore racing events. He holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the Catholic University of America, completed the Air Force Command and Staff College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Program in International Security Affairs and numerous acquisition schools.