cDR Carlos del toro '83, USN (rET.)

Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos Del Toro immigrated to the United States in 1962.  Raised in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York City, he attended New York City public schools and later received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in1983.

As a naval officer throughout numerous tours of duty at sea, he served aboard a frigate, two destroyers, a cruiser, and an aircraft carrier deploying numerous times to the Mediterranean and Black Seas during the Cold War, to the Pacific, and to the Persian Gulf three times during Operation Desert Shield and Storm. 

His shore assignments in the Navy included tours as a program manager with Naval Warfare Information Systems Command and the National Reconnaissance Office; as a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval War College, and the George Washington University; as Director of Training for the Aegis Training and Readiness Center; as a White House Fellow to Jack Lew and Sylvia Mathews Burwell at the Office of Management & Budget in the Executive Office of the President, and as the Senior Military Assistant to the Director of Defense Programs Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

In 1998, he was selected for Command at Sea and assigned as the Commissioning Commanding Officer of the USS BULKELEY DDG 84, then our nation’s newest destroyer.  He was the first Hispanic American Naval Officer to have ever served as the first Captain of an Aegis capable cruiser or destroyer.  While in Command, he steered the ship from christening, through its maiden voyage to commissioning and sea trials to its first deployment. In 2004 he was selected both for the rank of Captain and Major Command at Sea.

Today, Carlos Del Toro is CEO& President of SBG Technology Solutions, a rapidly growing Engineering and IT Services Company that he founded in 2004.  In 2010, he was recognized by the Small Business Administration as the Small Business Person of the Year in Region III (DC/VA/MD). SBG was most recently recognized as an SBA Success Story for 2020.

He continues his public service as Past President of the White House Fellows Foundation & Alumni Association, and as a Director on the US Chamber of Commerce’s Council on Small Business where he leads the Procurement Subcommittee. Deeply committed to public service, he also serves on the Virginia Council on Higher Education Board Appointments; the Board of Visitors of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate; and most recently on the Board of Directors of the Stimson Center – one of the nation’s leading innovative think tanks.

His leadership and innovation have been recognized throughout the years by his selection as President of the White House Fellows Alumni Foundation & Association; recipient of The Ellis Island Medal of Freedom; Hispanic Business Magazine’s recognition as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.; recipient of The Hispanic National Achievement Engineer of the Year Award; and numerous other military campaign and personal awards. He is married to Mrs. Betty Del Toro with whom they have four wonderful children.