Deputy Director, Defense Contract Management Agency

John M. Lyle, SES

John M. Lyle

John M. Lyle, SES, is the Deputy Director for the Defense Contract Management Agency. Since May 2019 he has served as the principal adviser to the DCMA Director on all agency mission and management issues. This includes leadership of around 12,000 civilians and military personnel covering more than 10,000 contractor locations. The agency executes worldwide contract management responsibilities covering about 300,000 active contracts with over $325 billion in unliquidated obligations.

Prior to this position, he served as Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL.  In this capacity, he served as the principal civilian authority and proponent on mission management functions, operations and activities.

Mr. Lyle has also served as the Assistant Deputy and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) for the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon; He has also served as the Director of Contracting for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and Air Force Special Access Programs Contracting at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Lyle is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, retiring in the rank of colonel in 2006.  While on active duty he served in a variety of contracting and acquisition management and leadership positions at all levels of the Air Force. His first assignment as a federal civil service employee was Deputy Director of Procurement for the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, FL, followed by an assignment as the Director of Contracting in the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Eastern Nazarene College; a master’s degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and a master’s in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. He is a graduate of the Program Managers Course from the Defense Systems Management College. His professional certifications include: a Contracting Level III; and both Acquisition Professional Development Program and Program Management Level III certifications.

Mr. Lyle’s major awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Civilian Service Award; Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation with one oak leaf cluster; Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Aeronautical Systems Center Directorate of Contracting Bruce Woodhouse Boss of the Year Award; Miami Valley Federal Women’s Program Supervisor of the Year (runner-up); Air Force Materiel Command Systems Field Grade Contracting Officer of the Year; Aeronautical Systems Center Air Force Association Executive Manager of the Year; David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award; and Air Force Systems Command Operational Contracting Officer of the Year.

(Current as of June 2019)