Steve Markle is the Director of the Electric Ships Office (PEO Ships/PMS320). In this capacity he is responsible for developing electric power and propulsion systems for the US Navy’s fleet. He is also responsible for stewardship of the living Naval Power Systems Technology Development Roadmap to guide intelligent technology investment toward meeting current and future fleet warfighting capability needs. Mr. Markle retired from active duty as a career US Navy Engineering Duty Officer in 2004 with the rank of Commander. His past professional activities include Engineering Director for Navalis Environmental Systems a marine pollution control equipment manufacturer, Operations Manager for Engineering and Manufacturing Division of Geo- Centers, Inc. He continues to operate 1SG Engineering, Inc., a marine environmental engineering and consulting veteran owned small business. His active duty assignments included Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Section Head on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO N76), Littoral Combat Ship Budget and Acquisition Action Officer (CNO N76), Assistant Project Manager T-AKE Program (PEO EXW/PMS325), Deputy Director of Environmental Programs Office within the Engineering Directorate of the Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 03L), and as Staff Naval Architect on exchange with Canadian Department of Defense. Mr. Markle qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer and through the ED Dolphin Program. He is a 1983 graduate of the School of Environmental and Resource Engineering at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, NY with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forest Engineering. In 1994 he graduated from the MIT 13A Program with a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and the Naval Engineers Degree. He is a member of the DoD Acquisition Professional Community and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is the recipient of the 2001 ASNE Jimmy Hamilton Award for best original paper, 2001 DoD Individual Environmental Quality Award, 2001 DoD Program Environmental Award, and 2008 ASTM Haas Award. He has published in excess of 20 peer reviewed professional papers and monologs, and holds one issued and five pending patents associated with advanced wastewater treatment. He is a member of ASNE, SNAME, and the ASTM.