A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Lambert earned a BS degree in Physics from Providence
College and a MS degree in Undersea Acoustics Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate
School in Monterey, California. He is a graduate of the Advanced and Executive Program
Management Courses at the Defense Systems Management College and the Executive Management
Program at Penn State University.
Mr. Lambert has more than 30 years experience in unmanned systems, acquisition program
management, and naval operations. His active duty Navy experience includes managing
Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) programs as UUV Program Manager (PMS 403) and Deputy
Defensive Warfare Systems Program Manager (PMS 415). As a nuclear submarine officer,
he was the Commanding Officer of USS BATFISH, Executive Officer of USS FLYING FISH,
and the SEAWOLF Submarine Program (PMS 350) Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Technical
In December 2003, he retired from active duty and joined SAIC where he was the Vice
President for Unmanned Systems and Navy ISR. From May 2008 to November 2009, he
was the Senior Director for Tactical Systems at Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas,
VA. From November 2009 to June 2011, he was a Senior Principal Program Manager and
Assistant Vice President at Alion Science and Technology in Washington, DC. He is
currently the President and CEO of Unmanned Systems Research and Consulting, LLC.
In August 2013 he became a Nexutech Associate specializing in Maritime and Air Unmanned
Systems. In January 2014, he assumed additional responsibilities as the Senior Vice
President of Nexutech.
As a volunteer, he served on the AUVSI Board of Directors from 2003 to 2013, serving
as their President and Chairman of the Board from August 2009 to August 2011. He
served as ASTM International’s Chairman of Committee F-41 on Unmanned Maritime Vehicle
Systems where his committee developed and published four Unmanned Undersea Vehicle
Systems Standard Guides in nine months, earning him the 2007 ASTM International/Standards
Engineering Society Robert J. Painter Award.