Alan Titcomb

AOE Advisory Board

  • M.S., Engineering Management, Old Dominion University
  • B.S., Engineering, Old Dominion University
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan

Alan Titcomb has over 30 years experience at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia

in the design and construction of new products, both military and commercial. Currently, he holds

the position of Engineering Manager in charge of the Naval Architecture and Weight Engineering

Department which is responsible for all ships designed or built at the yard including nuclear aircraft

carriers and nuclear submarines. Specific areas of responsibility waterfront naval architecture, CVN

and SSN naval architecture and weight engineering, research and development for surface ships and

submarines, new concept development, and CVN configuration control and contract modifications His

past experience includes Research and Development, commercial design and construction, concept

design development, standards development, and the integration of new technologies into a shipboard


  • Honorary Fellow, Society of Allied Weight Engineers, St. Louis, Mo. 2013.
  • Fellow, Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Madrid, Spain 2007.
  • Newport News Shipbuilding, Model of Excellence Award Winner, 2003
  • Recipient of Society of Allied Weight Engineers President’s Award 2009, 2010
  • Chairman, Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) Standards and Practices Committee
  • Past President SAWE Hampton Roads Chapter
  • Past Vice President, SAWE Hampton Roads Chapter
  • Author, numerous technical papers and industry standards
  • Co-author, Marine Vehicle Weight Engineering, published by Society of Allied Weight Engineers, 2005
  • Past Chairman, National Shipbuilding Research Program Product Design and Material Technology Panel
  • Co-chair, SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Virginia Beach, Virginia 2010
  • Technical Chairman, SAWE Regional Conference on Mass Properties, Hampton, Virginia 2006
  • Past Chairman, ASTM F25.03 Outfitting Committee

Affordability improvements for Naval ship design and construction, mass properties engineering for large, complex vessels