Mitchell B. WaldmanExternal Advisory Board Member
Mitchell “Mitch” Waldman is the Principal of MBarnet Advisors, LLC, where he provides strategic and advisory services to clients in the aerospace and defense sector. He retired in the fall of 2021 from Huntington Ingalls Industries, where he served for over a decade as executive vice president of government and customer relations and was a member of the corporation’s management team. In that capacity, Waldman was responsible for helping to formulate corporate strategy and leading engagement with the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, business and trade associations, policy think-tanks, and academic institutions. From 2008 to 2011, Waldman was an executive with Northrop Grumman Corporation, serving as vice president of business development, advanced programs, and technology for Northrop Grumman’s aerospace systems sector. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Waldman served as national security advisor for Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and as a national security consultant to the office of the Senate Majority Leader. Previously, Waldman served in several executive positions for the U.S. Navy, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (SHIPS), director of cost engineering and industrial analysis, and deputy program manager for Amphibious Warfare Programs. Waldman earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University. He is also a graduate of Yale University’s Executive Management Program and the
Defense Systems Management College Program Manager’s course. Waldman has also been honored with the U.S. Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the State of Mississippi Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and D.C. City Council of Engineering
Societies Architect of the Year award. He is currently a member of the Naval War College Foundation’s board of trustees, where he also serves as board secretary and chairman of the compensation subcommittee. Additionally, Waldman chairs the University of Florida’s mechanical and aerospace engineering External Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors for the Armed Services YMCA, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, and the National Bureau of Asian Research. Previously, Waldman served as a director on the board of BMT Designers and Planners.