Ms. Lisa Radocha currently serves as the Executive Director of Program Executive Office (PEO), Submarines. She provides executive leadership across a portfolio that includes Virginia Class Submarines, combat systems and payloads, electronic warfare, acoustics, unmanned vehicles and torpedo defense systems.
Ms. Radocha entered the Senior Executive Service in January 2019 and served as the Executive Director, Combatants, in PEO Ships where she directed complex, new construction shipbuilding programs defining the 21st century surface combatant fleet. She oversaw more than $55 billion in procurements with responsibilities that spanned multiple major program offices: the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Destroyer program, the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class program (PMS 500), Electric Ships Office (PMS 320), and Ships Acquisition Management (SHIPS AM).
Ms. Radocha has served in 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 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.
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 PM 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 directing functional process support for two major PEOs and as an OPNAV programmer in N801.
Other previous assignments include as an engineer and Contracting Officer’s Representative in the DDG 51 shipbuilding program office leading design and engineering efforts directly supporting all ship construction contracts for two shipbuilders including the introduction of the Flight IIA baseline. Ms. Radocha 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 and a Master of Engineering Administration degree. She also earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from The Industrial College of the Armed Forces and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. Ms. Radocha 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.