ONR Names New Chief of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has received its new chief of naval research (CNR).

Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, a decorated aviator with advanced degrees in both computer science and national resource strategy, officially took the helm of ONR, the organization that leads Navy and Marine Corps research efforts, during a change-of-command held on Dec. 30.

The ceremony was held at the Pentagon and officiated by the Honorable Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition).

Winter will oversee the nearly $2 billion Department of the Navy budget for naval science and technology programs. ONR supports scientific efforts around the world, from basic and conceptual research to applied research and even quick-turnaround technologies requested by Sailors and Marines.

Concurrent with the duties of CNR, Winter also will serve as director, Innovation Technology Requirements, and Test and Evaluation (OPNAV-N84).

He relieves Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, who is retiring from the Navy after 32 years of naval service and three years as CNR.

Press release, Image: US Navy

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