Mr. Charles Denham joined MSIAC on the 4th of November 2019 as the Project Manager. He holds a degree in Physics and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. Prior to joining MSIAC, he served 9 years as the Director of Weapons Assessment at the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA) in Indian Head, Maryland. As the Director, he was responsible for oversight and policy and program management functions for the Department of the Navy (DON) Explosive Safety Programs [i.e., Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO), lithium battery, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Lightning Protection Systems (LPS), Hazard Classification/Insensitive Munitions, and Arms, Ammunition & Explosives Transportation Safety and Physical Security].
From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Denham worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Dahlgren, Virginia as the NSWCDD RADHAZ Program Manager and as a HERO Test engineer. Additionally, he served as a Branch Head and Acting Division Head responsible for managing and coordinating the NSWCDD E3 test facilities (2 Reverberation Chambers, 2 Anechoic Chambers, 2 open-air Ground Planes, a DC Magnetics Facility, and HERO instrumentation and MIL-STD-461 labs) that principally supported the Navy’s E3 Test and Evaluation (T&E) efforts to support ordnance and weapon systems safety.
Mr. Denham has 18 years of program management experience directly related to Explosive Safety programs to include Safety and Suitability for Service testing, risk assessments and operational guidance and policy development for munitions and weapon systems.