Josh Smith

Director, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Josh Smith is the director of Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) program, a design-thinking initiative at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory that has brought together the United States Navy, Ideo, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and other companies to create future naval technology systems by designing them with the very sailors who will use them. Before joining the Applied Physics Laboratory, Smith was a submarine officer on the USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705), homeported in Guam, and a submarine tactics instructor in San Diego. Smith graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in systems engineering and has a master’s of engineering management from Old Dominion University.