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Our Team 

Roger Camp, Chief Executive Officer

Roger Camp is the President & CEO of the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA), appointed unanimously by the executive committee at the January 2024 Board of Directors meeting. With a wealth of experience and seasoned leadership, Camp serves as the Director of Strategic Development for Surface Warfare and Missile Defense at General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS). In this role, he spearheads initiatives for both domestic and international defense programs, focusing on Surface Warfare, Missile Defense, and Advanced Research.

Camp's dedication to strengthening the domestic shipbuilding supplier base is evident in his commitment to pursuing new initiatives and business partnerships that benefit ASSA members and the shipbuilding industry as a whole. His belief in the essential nature of shipbuilding designers and suppliers as critical national security assets underscores his strategic vision for the organization.

Prior to his current role, Camp held positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Manager for Air and Missile Defense Programs at Raytheon Co., and supporting Navy Command & Display and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programs at General Dynamics. His extensive naval background includes service aboard four different surface ships and leadership roles at NATO Headquarters.

Camp holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He has also completed specialized studies in International Politics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and as a Joint Advanced Warfighter Specialist at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

With a proactive approach to addressing industry challenges and a dedication to advocating for the domestic shipbuilding industrial base, Camp is poised to lead ASSA into a future of continued growth and influence within the maritime sector.

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