Capt. Lincoln Reifsteck

Program Manager, AUKUS Integration and Acquisition Direct Reporting Program
NDIA DVC Naval Nuclear Submarine and Aircraft Carrier Supplier Conference : AUKUS Submarine Program

Captain 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 currently serves as Chief of Staff for the U.S. team identifying the optimal path to delivering a nuclear submarine capability for Australia.

Captain 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 as Strategic Weapons Training Project Officer for Strategic Systems Programs (Washington, D.C.), Tactical Readiness Evaluator and Assistant Force Navigator for Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii), Submarine Assignments Branch Head and Executive Officer Detailer for Navy Personnel Command (Millington, TN), Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for Submarine Group SEVEN (Yokosuka, Japan), and Nuclear Operations Division Chief for the Joint Staff (Washington, D.C.).   

Captain Reifsteck is married to the former Laura Griffin, of Reno, Nevada.  They have four children: Morgan (2005), Emerson (2007), Jackson (2009), and Carson (2010).