• Members of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) prepare to launch one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) from the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise.

Division 342 Warfighter Protection and Applications Division

The Office of Naval Research Warfighter Protection and Applications Division's mission is to conduct research and technology demonstration programs directed at maintaining the survival, health and performance of Navy and Marine Corps personnel during training, routine operations, special operations and in times of war.


  • Increase the survival of casualties through immediate, life-saving treatment and stabilization
  • Prevent stress-induced injury and performance degradation in naval occupations and environments
  • Optimize warfighter selection, training and team dynamics
  • Mitigate health and performance risks in undersea operations

Areas of Interest

The Warfighter Protection and Applications Division seeks technology solutions from a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, physiology, pharmacology, computer and behavioral sciences, and systems engineering. Science and technology programs and program pages are listed below.

Contact Information

Name: Dr. John Tangney

Title: Division Director

Department: Code 34

Email for Questions: john.f.tangney@navy.mil

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