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Mr. Michael Ramsburg is Treasurer of the Washington DC Chapter of the International System Safety Association.  As the Treasurer, Mr. Ramsburg maintains the WDC bank accounts, financial records, and checkbook.  The Treasurer, along with the President, has signing authority for financial transactions with the Chapters financial institution, and writes checks, conducts financial transactions as needed, and ensures all financial accounts are balanced.  Checks are typically written to reimburse EC members for expenditures in support of official Chapter business, and to reimburse Chapter monthly meeting hosts for any sundries purchased for the meeting.  The Treasurer also prepares the financial input to the annual report to the Society.  Mr. Ramsburg's term as Treasurer started July 1, 2017 and will end when a new Treasurer is elected in 2019.

Mr. Ramsburg has more than 45 years of professional engineering experience, which includes over 42 years of specialized system safety engineering experience.  He has conducted safety analyses and evaluations on various U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Office of Naval Research (ONR) weapon systems, such as the Nulka Decoy System and DDG 1000.  He has performed as Head of the Risk Assessment Branch, Head of the System Safety Engineering Branch, and Head of the Combat System Safety and Engineering Division at the Naval Surface Warfare Center/Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. 

After retiring from the Civil Service with 38 years of service, Mr. Ramsburg supported Navy and Marine Corps system safety engineering programs for an additional seven years while employed with BAE Systems and URS. 

Mr. Ramsburg is the former WDC Chapter Vice-President and has been an exemplary member of the Society for many years. 
The WDC Chapter thanks Mr. Ramsburg for his exceptional service as a Society Officer.  His professionalism & dedication to the System Safety community over the years is a source of pride for our society and the WDC Chapter is grateful to have him as a ongoing member.

•B.S.; 1972; West Virginia University Institute of Technology; Chemical Engineering

•Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certified, Level III in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE), 2000 (Recertified 2002 and 2004)
•Member, Acquisition Professional Community (APC) since 2000
•Member, International System Safety Society

•NSWCDD MP-95/171, Naval Surface Warfare Center Insensitive Munitions Review Board (IMRB) Findings
•NSWC TR 82-297, A-6E Target Recognition Attack Multisensor (TRAM) Use Against At-Sea Towed Targets
•NSWC TR 82-57, Analysis Techniques for Airborne Laser Range Safety Evaluations
•“Putting Lasers in Perspective”, Canadian Department of Defense General Safety Digest, May-June 1982 (reprinted from MECH Magazine)

Honors and Awards:
•NSWC Dahlgren Leadership Award for Employee Development, 2004
•Various Individual and Group Achievement Awards, Including:
•120mm Multi-Purpose High-Explosive (MPHE) Tank Ammunition Team (2011)
•Commander’s Excellence in Program Management Award, Marine Corps Systems Command (2009)
•Expeditionary Fire Support System (2007)
•Cobra Judy Radar (2005)
•Short Range Assault Weapon, Multiple Purpose Variant (SRAW MPV) (2005)
•SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR) Engineering Development Team (2004)
•Nulka Decoy System (2000)
•Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) (1981)
•Laser Safety Program (1981)
WDC Chapter Treasurer