Sub League Honors SPA President for more than 50 Years of Contributions
Oct. 28, 2013 -- Phillip E. Lantz, President and CEO of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA), was honored Oct. 24 for more than 50 years of personal contributions to the US Navy submarine programs.
The Naval Submarine League presented Lantz with the Distinguished Civilian Award at their annual symposium banquet. The award recognizes “the personal contributions of a government or industry individual whose contributions have been of extraordinary value to the success of the Navy submarine program.”
Lantz has served the Submarine Force for more than 50 years, and supported 11 of the 13 Navy Strategic Systems Program Directors during that time. Early in his career, he served as a Navy Submarine Officer, and later led a conceptual design study for the Navy that resulted in the Trident Submarine and Weapon System programs. He also led the first SSBN Security Program at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a program which continues today. In 1972, Lantz founded SPA, which grew under his leadership from a three-person company to a $100M per year organization. Over the past four decades, he and SPA have led major technical support programs for the Navy and other national security programs throughout the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy.
In his acceptance remarks, Lantz announced that at the end of the year, he intends to promote retired Navy Adm. Kirk Donald to President and CEO. Donald joined SPA in 2013 as Executive Vice President and is currently SPA’s Chief Operating Officer.
In addition to his family, Lantz also thanked the “incredibly talented, dedicated, focused people of high integrity” that he enjoys working with each day at SPA. Lantz will remain as the Chairman of SPA’s Board of Directors after stepping down from his duties and President and CEO at year’s end. (Photo courtesy of Mattox Photography).
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