Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Admiral Harvey retired from the U.S. Navy in November, 2012 after serving as the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, in Norfolk, Virginia.

In his thirty-nine year Navy career, Admiral Harvey specialized in naval nuclear propulsion, surface ship and Carrier strike-group operations and Navy-wide manpower management/personnel policy development. He served in a variety of operational command positions at sea, as the Navy’s Chief of Naval Personnel (the senior uniformed human resources official in the Navy) and as the Director, Navy Staff immediately prior to commanding U.S. Fleet Forces.

Since his retirement, Admiral Harvey has joined the Board of Directors of the Navy Memorial Foundation, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board, and serves as an Outside Director of AT Kearney, PSDS.

On 12 January, 2014, Admiral Harvey was sworn in as a member of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s cabinet where he served as the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Veteran and Defense Affairs until 31 August, 2017.

Admiral Harvey joined the Institute of Defense Analyses as the Director, Strategy, Forces and Resources Division on 2 October, 2017.

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Admiral Harvey is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy, the US Naval Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Admiral Harvey and his wife, Mary Ellen, now reside in Vienna, Virginia and have two grown children, Sarah and David.