Rick Berkey (RADM, ret)


Rick has over 30 years of executive leadership at various levels of responsibility managing financial and operational aspects of large, multi-disciplinary activities conducting complex nuclear and non-nuclear repair and modernization of ships, submarines, and aircraft carriers. An experienced leader, problem solver and team builder, he oversees a technologically dynamic and operationally diverse team of engineers.

Before joining GBS, Rick completed over 33 years of service in the Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral. Rick was commissioned through the NROTC program at Penn State and started his Navy career as a Surface Warfare Officer before transitioning to Engineering Duty. During his naval career, he held various positions at sea including Chief Engineer on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73); various positions in Naval Shipyards to include Shipyard Commander at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; and various positions on TYPCOM, Fleet, OPNAV and NAVSEA staffs. He was promoted to Flag rank in 2009 and was the Fleet Maintenance Officer at U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii before completing his service as the Fleet Maintenance Officer at U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk.

Rick holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and California.