Captain Jeff Lock, USN

Commanding Officer, Surface Combat Systems Center

CAPT Lock is a native of Florence, Colorado. He enlisted in the Navy in 1983, achieved the rank of Operations Specialist Chief and served in USS ROBISON (DDG 12), USS HALSEY (CG 23), USS FOX (CG 33), and USS GARY (FFG 51, SOY 1993). He also served at SPAWAR Systems Center (where he competed for CNO Shore SOY) and Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific. Furthermore, he competed with the Navy Wrestling Team from 1984-1990, participating in Greco Roman and Freestyle Nationals in 1987 & 1990. 

ENS Lock graduated with honors from Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in Computer Science and was commissioned March 1998 as a Limited Duty Officer Operations and served as Surface Ops and TAO in USS PELELIU (LHA 5). On PELELIU, he received the Admiral Arleigh Burke Surface Warfare Officer Operational Excellence Award, and was Ship Handler of the Year for C3F and COMPHIBGRU Three for consecutive years.

In 2001, LTJG Lock was selected for Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) and earned a Masters of Science in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). From 2004-2006, LT Lock served at NSWC PHD as Project Officer/CSSQT Project Officer for USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). 

LT Lock was then assigned to AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office as the SM-3 Blk IB Kinetic Warhead and SM-3 Blk IA/IB Divert and Attitude Control Project Officer where he was hand selected to lead the SM-3 missile modification efforts designed to engage an errant satellite in 2008. During his tour he was also awarded the Missile Defense Agency’s Individual and Team Technology award for his Throttle-able DACS development work. 

LCDR Lock was then assigned to the ARLEIGH BURKE Shipbuilding Program Office (PMS 400D, AEGIS Shipbuilding) as the branch head for Combat Systems. He was responsible for overseeing the design, development, integration and test of the AEGIS Weapon System and the AEGIS Combat System for DDGs 105-112 and planning the DDG 51 (Flight III) restart effort.

Following PMS 400D, CDR Lock was assigned to PEO IWS 1.0 where he led in-service efforts to maintain the AEGIS Weapon System with an emphasis on the SPY-1 Radar for the 84 active AEGIS Cruisers and Destroyers. While serving, his team was responsible for increasing SPY-1 operational availability to 97.5 percent for deployed ships.

He served on the Chief of Naval Operations staff at N96F as the AEGIS Combat Systems Branch Head where he was responsible for AEGIS CS, AMDR and SPY-1 requirements, planning, budgeting, and execution of over $3B across the FYDP.  In July 2016, he reported to Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, Virginia as Commanding Officer.

Captain Lock’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement medal (4 awards), Good Conduct Medal (3 awards).