NDIA New England Board Member Clarke Orzalli

Rear Admiral Orzalli has been on the board of directors of the National Defense Industrial Association New England Chapter since 2014, serving as President since 2016.


Orzalli completed 34 years of commissioned service in 2012. He served in Submarines and in Ship Repair activities. He was the 45th Commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. His final tour was as the Vice Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command.


He was hired in February 2013 by Dassault Systems Government Solutions as a Strategic Business Development Executive. He continues to work on innovation in government through application of new Information Technology tools.


He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. He serves as the Commonwealth’s representative to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, tasked with breaking down the scholastic barriers children of military parents’ experience as they move from one duty station to another. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Caleb Group – providing affordable housing in New England and has recently been added to the Board of Directors of Kingsbury Thrust Bearings.


Orzalli holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Engineer and Masters of Materials Science and Engineering degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Systems Management from Golden Gate University.