James “Jim” Loeblein is a corporate vice president of customer affairs at Huntington Ingalls Industries where he is responsible for outreach to executive branch principals and the fleet for the Ingalls Shipbuilding portfolio. He was named to the position in January 2021 and works in HII’s Washington, D.C. office.
Loeblein came to HII from Raytheon Technologies, where he was vice president of naval requirements and capabilities at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. He served more than 30 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring as a rear admiral in 2019 as the Navy’s chief of legislative affairs providing oversight, direction and execution of all congressional legislative functions and strategy for the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations. A career surface warfare officer, Loeblein commanded USS Thach (FFG 43), Destroyer Squadron 9 and served as commander, Carrier Strike Group 1/Carl Vinson Strike Group.
Loeblein is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina and is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: www.huntingtoningalls.com
Updated October 2021
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