Captain Wise retired from the US Navy after over 25 years of service as an Engineering Duty Officer. His final assignment was as Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. After retirement from the Navy, he went to work for Siemens Corporation as Senior Director for Navy Accounts in the Government Business Office in Washington, DC, focused primarily on adaptation of Siemens technologies to US Navy platforms. He left industry to attend graduate school at Colorado State University where he completed the PhD program in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in applied thermodynamics and power conversion systems. Dr. Wise then served as a special faculty member, teaching in the thermal sciences curriculum at Colorado State. He returned to Siemens Corporation in 2014.