Strategic Advisory Committee
James Bellingham, Ph.D.
As Chief Technologist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Dr. Bellingham identifies and encourages technical and engineering activities aligned with MBARI’s strategic plan. Jim’s personal research goals revolve around creating marine observing systems for dynamic ocean processes employing autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). He is presently developing a new class of long-range AUVs for biological process experiments involving following aggregations of marine organisms. Past position include serving as MBARI Director of Engineering at MBARI from 1999 to 2006, and founding and leading the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory in the MIT Sea Grant Program from 1988 to 2000. Jim co-founded Bluefin Robotics Corporation in 1997 and served on its board until it was acquired by Battelle in 2005.
Rear Admiral John T. Tozzi
U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John Tozzi completed his
Coast Guard career on 1 October 1999. When he retired, he was Assistant Commandant for Systems, a position he assumed in June 1997 after completing a tour as the Coast Guard’s first Chief Information Officer. He is a 1968 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy. His operational assignments included a tour in Coast Guard Squadron Three in Vietnam aboard CGC WINNEBAGO and shipboard engineering tours aboard CGC BERING STRAIT and CGC KUKUI. Subsequently, he served afloat as Engineer Officer in CGC CHASE, Executive Officer in CGC BOUTWELL, and Commanding Officer in CGC RUSH and CGC SHERMAN. As a flag officer, he commanded Joint Interagency Task Force West, the U.S. Pacific Command’s counterdrug
joint task force.
Admiral Tozzi served ashore in Coast Guard Headquarters, in the Twelfth Coast
Guard District, in the Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, as Chief of Coast Guard Officer Personnel and the first Deputy Commander of the Military Personnel Command, and as the Chief of Staff of Coast Guard Atlantic Area. His postgraduate academic accomplishments include Master's Degrees in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also earned a Ph.D. (Fluid Mechanics) from the Catholic University of America. His military awards include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.
Dean M. Vanderstelt
Over thirty years experience in the development, integration, fabrication, fielding and support of military tactical and combat vehicles for domestic and foreign military customers including the US Army, the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force as well as similar foreign entities. These vehicles included light tactical vehicles for multiple specified applications through heavy class combat systems. Responsible for integration of advanced propulsion, suspension, C4ISR and auxiliary systems in legacy vehicles and new developmental vehicles. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Vanderstelt was the director of Engineering Project Management for General Dynamics Land Systems with full responsibility for engineering development of the Stryker System of Systems (SoS), a family of ten variants of a medium class 8X8 vehicles supporting a wide range of tactical, combat and ambulatory needs for the US Army and with variations fielded with several foreign military forces. Mr. Vanderstelt holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering, management and a graduate degree in Business Administration.