CAPT Brad Baker is a graduate of the USNA class of 1994. He has served 16 years in the submarine force and has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. CAPT Baker is currently assigned as a Permanent Military Professor at the US Naval Academy in the Mechanical Engineering Department, where he has been nominated for multiple teaching and research awards. CAPT Baker manages Materials laboratories within the Technical Support Department at USNA and created MakerSpace USNA in 2014 starting with two MakerBot Replicator printers. The space has expanded to include over 20 printers since that time. CAPT Baker’s main motivation for maintaining the MakerSpace is to create a place for students to design, build, and perform!