RADM Lengerich retired from the US Navy in 2005 following 34 years of active duty service; comprising 14 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and 20 years as an Engineering Duty Officer. He served in a variety of operational positions afloat, ashore and overseas, including combat operations in Vietnam. As an Acquisition Professional he managed integration of JTIDS/TADIL-J /Link 16 tactical data link into Navy ships and aircraft, development of the Command and Control Processor (C2P), and development of the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile’s Afloat Planning System (TLAM-APS).
As a Captain, he commanded the Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Center (NAVELEX), Charleston, SC and was the first Commanding Officer of the Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, In Service Engineering, East Coast (NISE East), now known as Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic. He subsequently served as the last Commander, Naval Command Control and Ocean Surveillance Center (NCCOSC) responsible for operation of all Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) field activities, with additional duty to the Commander, SPAWAR as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer.
He was selected for Flag rank in 1999, while serving as Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command and was assigned as SPAWAR’s first Director, Logistics and Installations (SPAWAR 04). His first Flag assignment was to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, as Director, Industrial Capacity, Maintenance Policy and Acquisition Logistics (OPNAV N43) and later as its first Deputy Director for Fleet Readiness. In 2002, he was promoted to “two-stars” and assumed duties as Vice Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; his last assignment.
RADM Lengerich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also completed the Executive Management Program of the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. He was also the founding President of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Low Country Chapter (Charleston, South Carolina).
He was a member of the Defense Science Board’s 2009 Task Force on Acquisition of Information Technology and was the senior member of the 2012 Solid State Laser Study commissioned by the Office of Naval Research.
Prior to joining CACI in 2013, he was a Vice President at Oracle America, Inc., where he developed long term business strategies and enabled near term business initiatives; aligning the efforts of Oracle’s hardware and software sales teams to the information systems needs of the Department of Defense and other selected federal departments and agencies.
Prior to joining Oracle, he was Vice President for Navy Programs at Cypress International headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia (2005-2008) where he assisted top-tier defense industry clients develop and execute their business strategies relative to the Department of the Navy’s acquisition programs and procurements.