Ms. Jeannette F. Lacasse is Chief Engineer of Submarine Maintenance Engineering Planning and Procurement (SUBMEPP) Activity. SUBMEPP is a NAVSEA Field Activity located in Kittery, ME and performs life cycle maintenance and modernization planning for the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine fleet.
Ms. Lacasse graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. She also received a Master of Business Administration in 2000 from Southern New Hampshire University. Ms. Lacasse began her career at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the SSN594/637 Class Submarine Planning Yard in 1986. The planning yard was responsible for producing technical modification packages for all submarines in the two classes. She worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 25 years, including working on the USS DOLPHIN (AGSS-555) Planning Yard and with the U.S. Navy’s submarine rescue assets in the Deep Submergence Program Office. This work included certifying the Navy’s current rescue asset, the Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM), and the Atmospheric Diving System (ADS2000) for manned use. She also worked in the shipyard’s Submarine Safety Program Office. Additionally, she spent 1-1/2 years at NAVSEA Headquarters working on the TRIDENT Shock Program.
Ms. Lacasse came to SUBMEPP in May 2011 as the Submarine Safety Program Director (SSPD). As the SSPD, she was required to ensure that SUBMEPP processes and products are in compliance with all of the SUBSAFE Program requirements. She also participated in audits of other activities for compliance. In June 2017, Ms. Lacasse was assigned to the Division Head position for the Unrestricted Operations Maintenance Requirement Cards (URO MRC) Division. This division is responsible for maintaining the URO MRC requirements and reviewing all the URO MRC reports for all US Navy submarines.
In September 2018, Ms. Lacasse was selected to be SUBMEPP’s Chief Engineer. As Chief Engineer, Ms. Lacasse provides technical oversight of all SUBMEPP programs and products for maintenance and modernization of submarines at naval and private shipyards and at other U.S. Navy submarine repair facilities.