Rear Admiral Stillman became the first Program Executive Officer of the Integrated Deepwater System Acquisition in April of 2001. He is responsible for the leadership of the largest recapitalization effort in the history of the Coast Guard. This innovative acquisition program will develop, acquired, and sustain an affordable integrated system of surface, air, command and control and logistics assets that serve America’s maritime safety and security needs. Prior to his present assignment and upon promotion to Rear Admiral in November of 1999 he served as the first Assistant Commandant for Governmental and Public Affairs.
RADM Stillman’s career includes numerous afloat assignments. He served as Operations Officer, Executive Officer and later commanded the Coast Guard Barque Eagle. He was the first commanding officer of the 270-foot medium endurance cutter Forward. Early in this career, he commanded the cutter Cape Cross. He served in the cutter Valiant as a deck watch officer and as Executive Officer of the cutter Vigorous.
His ashore assignments include tours as Atlantic Area Chief of Staff, Chief of Operations and Chief of Operational Forces. As Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy he was responsible for the professional and character development of the Corps of Cadets. He also served as an instructor in the Humanities Department at the Academy. His early staff assignments in Washington, D.C. include Aide to the Commandant and a tour as a liaison officer to the House of Representatives.
RADM Stillman graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Wesleyan University at Middletown, CT., and a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University. He is a 1992 graduate of the Foreign Service Institute’s Senior Seminar. In 1993 he was named a Distinguished Graduate of the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. His personal awards include two Legions of Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation medals and two Coast Guard Achievement medals. RADM Stillman is married to the former Lori L. V. M. of Allen, NE. They have two children, Tyler and Nathan.