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Director, Defense Contract Management Agency

Vice Adm. David H. Lewis, U.S. Navy

Vice Adm. David H. Lewis, U.S. Navy

Vice Adm. David H. Lewis is the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency. As the Director, he leads a Department of Defense agency that consists of more than 12,000 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 19,500 contractors and more than $223 billion in unliquidated obligations.

A native of the state of Washington, Vice Adm. Lewis graduated in 1979 from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1988 with a Master of Science in Computer Science.

At sea, Vice Adm. Lewis served aboard USS Spruance (DD 963) as communications officer, where he earned his surface warfare qualification; USS Biddle (CG 34) as fire control officer and missile battery officer; and USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) as combat systems officer. His major command assignment was Aegis Shipbuilding Program manager in Program Executive Office Ships, where he led the delivery of seven DDG 51 class ships and procured another 10 ships.

At shore, Vice Adm. Lewis’ assignments include assistant chief of staff for Maintenance and Engineering; commander, Naval Surface Forces; the Navy secretariat staff; Naval Sea Systems Command staff; Aegis Shipbuilding Program Office; supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath, Maine; and Readiness Support Group, San Diego.

Upon selection to flag rank in 2009, Vice Adm. Lewis served as vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command and then served four years as program executive officer, Ships, where he directed the delivery of 18 ships and procurement of another 51 ships. From 2014-2017 he served as commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command where he led a global workforce of 10,300 civilian and military personnel who design, develop, and deploy advanced communications and information capabilities. Vice Adm. Lewis assumed command of the Defense Contract Management Agency at Fort Lee, Virginia, on May 24, 2017.

His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service and unit awards.

(Current as of May 2017)