Dan Clague, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dan Clague assumed TMB’s Chief Executive Officer responsibilities on 1 January 2022. He reports directly to the TMB Board of Directors and is responsible for coordinating, managing, and providing leadership for ongoing company operations. He has forty-five years of active-duty Navy and professional support experience of increasing responsibilities.
Mr. Clague was the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at TMB from 2019 to 2020. As such he oversaw the management and execution of TMB contracts as well as personnel, finance and accounting, and facilities management. He also ensured processes and procedures are in place to provide TMB employees with the skills needed to perform assigned tasking. Previously as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, he led, conducted, and managed company-wide efforts to retain current TMB work and gain additional work.
Since starting with TMB in 2003, Mr. Clague provided direct executive level consulting services to major defense development, acquisition, and sustainment programs in naval shipbuilding and combat systems procurement. Mr. Clague provided direct strategic planning, acquisition, logistics and in-service business and financial management subject matter expert support to Littoral Combat Ships’ PMS 501 acquisition and PMS 505 In-service and fleet Introduction Program Offices. Prior to that assignment he provided Strategic Planning and Business Operations support to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s (NSWC DD) Weapon System Program Office (WSPO) responsible for all NSWC DD’s Combat System efforts and he provided PPBE, acquisition and cost estimating support to the PEO IWS Chief Financial Officer (PEO IWS F).
Mr. Clague started at TMB as a Program Manager providing support to the ACAT 1D LPD 17 Program Office’s Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) manager and the Business and Financial Manager (BFM). The prior year he also provided the LPD 17 program office financial and logistics support through Resource Consultants, Inc.
Before joining the Defense Industry, Mr. Clague served 26 years in the U.S. Navy starting as an enlisted sailor and retiring as a Commander. His last assignment was the Deputy Director, Business and Financial Management and Life Cycle Engineering and Support in the LPD 17 Program. Previously as the Assistant Supply USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), Mr. Clague led the efforts of over 500 Sailors responsible for retail services, food service, and supply chain management functions required to sustain operations of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and its 5000 Sailor and Marine crew. As the Executive Assistant for the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), he was responsible for the coordination and implementation of the DON’s second senior Financial Manager’s policies and tasking. As the Lead Supply Support & Logistics Readiness Analyst, Assessment Division (N81), Chief of Naval Operations Staff (OPNAV), Mr. Clague provided the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) “honest broker” financial cost-benefit and operational analysis of multifaceted, strategic logistics readiness issues. His other key assignments included that as Officer in Charge (OIC) Administrative Support Unit Southwest Asia United Arab Emirates and Kenya Forward Operating Logistics Support Detachments; Comptroller and Supply Officer, Commander Submarine Group Two; and Supply Officer PCU/USS SAN JUAN (SSN 751) and USS PARGO (SSN 650). As an Enlisted Sailor, Mr. Clague served aboard USS FORRESTAL (CVA/CV 59) and attended the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program prior to attending the United States Naval Academy.
At the Naval Academy he attained a Bachelor’s in History and went on to get a Master’s in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also participated in the Senior Executive Fellow Program in Strategic Planning, Resource Management and Policymaking at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Clague and his wife live in Huntingtown, MD with a few cocker spaniels. They are avid runners.