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Adm. Dennis V. McGinn

Senior Advisor, Sustainability


Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn is a Senior Advisor in the Sustainability Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Admiral McGinn served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, where he led the transformation of naval installations toward greater mission resiliency though energy efficiency, renewable energy, microgrids, and other clean technologies.

Previously, McGinn served on active duty in the United States Navy for 35 years attaining the rank of Vice Admiral.  He served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, overseeing the development of future Navy capabilities.  While in the Navy, he served as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, national security strategist, and Commander the United States Third Fleet.

Admiral McGinn is a former President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) where he led efforts to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.  Admiral McGinn is also a past member of the Steering Committee of the Energy Future Coalition, the United States Energy Security Council, the Bipartisan Center Energy Board, the past Co-Chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, and has been an International Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Admiral McGinn holds a BS in Naval Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Fellow at the U.S. Naval War College. He also participated in the National Security Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  He is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board.

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