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RDML Lincoln M. Reifsteck

Program Manager, AUKUS Integration and Acquisition Program

Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Lincoln Reifsteck is a native of Fairfield, California.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy in 1995, and a Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University in 2002.  He was promoted to Flag rank in December 2023, and currently serves as the Program Manager for the U.S. team delivering a conventionally-armed nuclear-powered submarine capability for Australia.

Admiral Reifsteck previously commanded Submarine Development Squadron FIVE and USS HAMPTON (SSN 767).  Pre-command sea tours were as a Division Officer on USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) (BLUE), Navigator and Operations Officer on USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766), and Executive Officer on USS COLUMBUS (SSN 762).  His experiences at sea include strategic deterrent patrols, Pacific and Arctic deployments, and transits across the Equator and International Date Line, through the Panama Canal, and under the North Pole.  

Shore assignments were at Strategic Systems Programs (Washington, D.C.), Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii), Navy Personnel Command (Millington, TN), Submarine Group SEVEN (Yokosuka, Japan), and the Joint Staff (Washington, D.C.).