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A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Nees earned a Master of Science degree in Management (Financial and Material Logistics) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was also a 2005-2006 MIT Seminar XXI Fellow on Foreign Politics and International Relations.
Previous to joining Mendoza College of Business, Nees served with the U.S. Department of Defense for more than 30 years, most recently as the Professor of Naval Science at the University of Notre Dame. In 1981, he completed the Navy’s nuclear power training program and entered the submarine force, serving on three different submarines before commanding the nuclear attack submarine, USS HOUSTON. He then went on to serve as the Commander of Submarine Development Squadron Five, where he was responsible for U.S. Submarine Rescue Forces, the Navy’s Deep Submergence Program, and oversaw operations of the Navy’s Research and Development Submarines. Nees also acted as the senior aide to the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe in Naples, Italy, and was directly involved with the UN humanitarian relief efforts in the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He also served in several key Department of Defense financial management positions to include the Assistant Director of the Navy Budget Office, Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Head of Planning, Programming and Budget for the Navy’s Submarine Force and Director of Navy Appropriation Matters with the U.S. Congress.
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