Ms. Lisa M. Radocha

Executive Director, Combatants in the Program Executive Office, Ships

Ms. Radocha currently serves as the Executive Director, Combatants, Program Executive Office, Ships where she provides executive leadership for more than 200 personnel in complex, new construction shipbuilding programs defining the 21st century surface combatant fleet.  Ms. Radocha oversees more than $55 billion in procurements with responsibilities that span multiple major program offices:  the DDG 51 program (PMS 400D), the DDG 1000 program (PMS 500), Electric Ships Office (PMS 320), and Ships Acquisition Management (SHIPS AM).

Ms. Radocha entered the Senior Executive Service in January 2019 with 29 years of acquisition experience holding a variety of key leadership positions across the Navy/Marine Corps enterprise.  As the Deputy Program Manager for the DDG 51 Class Shipbuilding program (2012-2019), she was responsible for all financial, technical, production and program management aspects of the new construction shipbuilding program with budgets in excess of $50 billion through the FYDP.  During her tenure, she successfully led two major multi-year procurement acquisition efforts for ships and equipment totaling $3.8 billion in savings and across FY13-22 ships. She led acquisition efforts for the Flight III baseline upgrade to incorporate the Air and Missile Defense Radar/SPY-6 and provide integrated, simultaneous air and missile defense to the Fleet for FY17 and beyond.

From 2001-2011, Ms. Radocha held various positions in the Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program. As the Director for Acquisition and Business Management, she was the senior advisor to the Program Manager for Advanced Amphibious Assault for all acquisition and business issues. From 2008-2010, she was the Director of Test and Evaluation where she executed a comprehensive developmental and operational test strategy.

As a member of the NAVSEA Commander’s Development Program (2000-2001), Ms. Radocha served as SEA91 Executive Director where she directed functional process support of two major PEOs and as an OPNAV programmer in N801. 

From 1992-2000 Ms. Radocha worked in the DDG 51 Class Program Office as an engineer and Contracting Officer’s Representative for class services contracts valued more than $500M.  She led design and engineering efforts directly supporting all ship construction contracts for two shipbuilders including the introduction of the Flight IIA baseline on DDG 79.  She began her Navy civilian career in 1989 as a Cost Estimating and Analysis intern at NAVSEA.

Ms. Radocha attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 1989 and a Master of Engineering Administration degree in 1994.  In 2008, she earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from The Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and has Level III certifications in Program Management and Manufacturing, Production, and Quality Assurance.  Ms. Radocha is the recipient of numerous awards including the Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Award and two Navy Civilian Superior Service Awards.