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News | May 25, 2017

DCMA celebrates future while honoring past

By Thomas Perry DCMA Public Affairs

FORT LEE, Va., May 25, 2017 — Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis took the helm of Defense Contract Management Agency from Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello during a change of command at the Lee Club on Fort Lee, Virginia, May 24.

James MacStravic, who is performing the duties of the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, presided over the ceremony.

MacStravic has known Lewis for 20 years, and praised the new director on his background overseeing numerous shipbuilding contracts. Earlier in the day, he presided over a small ceremony promoting Lewis to vice admiral.

“Dave brings a wealth of technical competence and professionalism,” said MacStravic. “He understands DCMA, and he brings the right experience.”

Lewis graduated in 1979 from the University of Nebraska and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. His most recent assignment was as the commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego.

Lewis said he was looking forward to his new position.

“I like what I have seen, and I especially like the changes that have been started, and contemplated under Wendy’s leadership,” said Lewis. “I look forward to working with all of you over the next several years.”