Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2015, he was an Executive-in-Residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Senior Fellow at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and served on several corporate and security boards of both public and private companies involved in national security. In 2011 Mr. Lambert led President Obama’s effort at the Department of Defense to establish the first National Network for Manufacturing Innovation site, which culminated in the selection of additive manufacturing (3D printing) as the focal point for the Administration’s pursuit of a manufacturing renaissance.
In 2011 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and in 2013 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award from the Secretary available to a non-career civilian. Also in 2013, Mr. Lambert was awarded the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by the industry organization which has over 1,700 corporate and 80,000 private members, for his efforts in support of the defense industrial base while in office.
His engagements assisted client’s identification and quantification of new or evolving markets, described the political and business environments in which they operated, and provided execution guidance to ensure the implementation of successful ventures. Mr. Lambert is also an avid mountaineer with high altitude experience on four continents.
Mr. Lambert was awarded a Rotary International Graduate Scholarship during his senior year at Kansas State University and chose to attend Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where he lived for several years.