Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Company: CornerTurn LLC
Location: Odenton, Maryland, United States
Charles Raymond Ward, LCDR US NAVY (Ret.), MSEE, Senior Systems Engineer at CornerTurn LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering.
Mr. Ward feels fortunate to be working in the field he had always dreamed of and credits the training he received while in service of the US Navy with helping to open the doors. Since 2009, he has served in his current role with CornerTurn LLC, a systems engineering company with many clients in the business of homeland security such as the US Army and Lockheed Martin. Prior to joining the company, he served as a program manager of the Maritime Surveillance Systems and C2 Systems Divisions of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked in various roles for TRW.
In order to go into engineering, Mr. Ward first earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a minor in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1971. He earned an MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School a year later and has also received a diploma from the Naval Command and Staff College. With the encouragement from his parents to attend college with a scholarship, Mr. Ward enlisted in the US Navy in 1981 and served in a variety of roles for a decade. He rose through the ranks to become a Lieutenant Commander. In his military career, he served as on the Strategic Systems Programs with the Navigation Fleet Liaison and on the ships the Alabama, the James Madison and the Barbel. Mr. Ward has been instrumental in research concerning automatic depth and pitch control for near-surface submarines.
Mr. Ward has also held a number of civic roles within his community. Since 2016, he has been President and a trustee of United Methodist Men with the Trinity United Methodist Church. He has chaired the United Methodist Conference Campsites Committee, the Julian Retreat Center Task Force, the Camp Virginia Site Advisory Committee and the Worship Committee and Grounds Committee of the Burke United Methodist Church. He edited the “Surveillance Towed Array Sensor Passive User’s Guide” in 1994, the “Acoustic Warfare Operating Doctrine” 1992 and the “Trident Navigation Standard Operating Procedures” in 1991.
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