May 12, 2107 – Ingalls Shipbuilding division has named the new corporate director of customer affairs for small surface combatants and programs.
“Charley is joining the HII family after a long and distinguished career in Coast Guard,” said , corporate vice president, customer affairs. “As a retired captain and four-time cutter commanding officer, Charley understands the needs of our customer and has demonstrated throughout his career the leadership capability and skills needed to help HII grow and strengthen our customer affairs programs.”
Prior to joining HII, Diaz was chief of staff for the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, where he led an interdisciplinary staff in managing the Pacific cutter fleet, including several National Security Cutters built by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Most recently, he was CEO of , a maritime consultant. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the and a master of public administration from Harvard University’s .
Diaz has held many positions throughout his 30 years of service, including the first executive director of Force Readiness Command; acting director of the ; and maritime homeland security advisor to the Speaker of the . In 2007, as commanding officer of USCGC Sherman (WHEC 720), Diaz led his crew in the largest drug bust in maritime history. He is also a recipient of the award.