Rear Admiral (Ret) Duryea is a native of Orchard Park, NY and a graduate of University of Rochester and George Washington University. He served on submarines LAPON, PUFFER, HONOLULU and commanded USS FLORIDA. Other assignments include Battle Group 7 on USS NIMITZ and Pacific Submarine Force Engineer. He managed several Navy acquisition programs developing new high tech Imaging and Electronic Warfare systems as well as Special Forces Submersibles. Flag assignments included Naval Sea Systems Command Deputy Commander for Undersea Warfare and Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center where he led a work force of 6000 people with a $1.6B budget. He is currently Vice President for Finance and Management at SUNY Cortland.