Portfolio Lead for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence Strategic Capabilities Office DoD
Luis Molina earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Commissioned in May 1993, he completed 25 years of active duty service in the U.S Navy Submarine Force serving with distinction on six different submarines at all levels of Command. Significant highlights of his tours at sea include: Combat Systems Officer on USS JEFFERSON CITY (SSN 759) from 2000-2002, New Construction Engineer Officer for the commissioning and delivery of the USS VIRGINIA (SSN 774) 2003-2005, Executive Officer KENTUCKY BLUE (SSBN 737) form 2007-2008 completing two strategic deterrent patrols from, and Commanding Officer USS PASADENA 2011-2013 during an arduous shipyard availability.
Luis Molina earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in September 2006 from the U.S. Naval War College, Newport RI graduating with Distinction and while completing additional training to earn Joint Planner designation.
From 2008-2010 he served on shore duty in the J51 directorate of Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command as a future operations joint planner specializing in counter proliferation and countering nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction.
In December 2013, Luis Molina reported to the Office of Naval Research as the Military Deputy to the Sea Warfare and Weapons Department where he led a talented group of Science and Technology Program Managers developing advanced technologies for naval applications. He supported notable work in unmanned systems and advanced power and energy systems. In November 2017, Luis was detailed to the Strategic Capabilities Office as a Program Manager to manage several fast-paced advanced operational prototype development programs.
In September 2018, Luis joined the Strategic Capabilities Office and was assigned as the Portfolio Lead for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence in January 2019.
Luis Molina was born in San Jose Costa Rica, and was raised in Jacksonville NC. He is married to the former Beth Buczkowski of Groton, Connecticut. They have three children and reside in Alexandria VA where he actively volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America. Luis Molina has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (six awards), and various other unit awards.
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