Naval Surface Forces Hires Executive Director 
By CNSF Public Affairs 
CORONADO, Calif. – Senior Executive Service member Mr. Jeffrey A. Klein began working as the first civilian executive director for Naval Surface Forces Aug. 18.

Mr. Klein will serve as the principal civilian advisor to Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, and as the chief financial officer of the Surface Warfare Enterprise (SWE).

“Mr. Klein will be a valuable asset to the Surface Warfare Enterprise because the Executive Director’s experience will help us to create a stronger Naval Force,” Curtis said.

Klein’s position as the CFO for SWE puts him in charge of all matters related to Naval Surface Forces warfare programs and requirements. He will ensure that all surface force commands function as a single business enterprise in regards to operational readiness, acquisition, research and development, and manning requirements. As the senior civilian within the Naval Surface Forces he will also lead and develop the civilian workforce.

Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Klein served for more than 20 years in the acquisition community, most recently as the Director of Logistics and Fleet Support within the Naval Space and Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR 4.0). He brings extensive Enterprise experience as a member of the Board of Directors for the Naval NETWAR FORCEnet Enterprise (NNFE) and the SWE Board of Directors. He has served as a government employee for 22 years.

“I am looking forward to working with our talented surface leaders across the force to continue to improve efficiency, identify and prioritize our requirements, and to ultimately deliver warships ready for tasking not only in the near term, but in the future,” Klein said.
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