Former Sub Designer Tells Naval Architects to Have Curiosity, Perseverance in Their Work

By Kelley Stirling John Leadmon, a former submarine designer, spoke about the history and future of submarine design for the second Rear Adm. David W. Taylor Naval Architecture Lecture Series at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, March 8, in West Bethesda, Maryland. Leadmon was the director of submarine design and systems engineering for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 05U) from 1995-2007. Currently, he is a consultant to several organizations on strategic planning, program management, engineering and technology development of underwater vehicle design. The new, monthly Taylor lectures are proving…

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