Rear Adm. Charles A. “Chas” Richard, Director, Undersea Warfare (N97)


The Undersea Warfare Division (N97) is mainly responsible for the construction and integration of annual program objective memorandums (POMs) for Naval Undersea programs.[1] N97 develops future force capabilities by defining the future role of undersea forces in operations and warfighting; determining platform, systems, payload, people and posture requirements; and translating requirements into decisions, policy and funding.[2]


Updated: June 2016, Rachel Werth

[1] “United States Biography: Rear Admiral Charles A. “Chas” Richard, Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97),” U.S. Navy, 3/4/16, http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=680

[2] “Design for undersea warfare – update one,” Commander, Submarine Forces, U.S. Navy, 11/12, https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=726701