Submarine Development Squadron 5


Silverdale, WA
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Captain Lincoln Reifsteck

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron FIVE

Captain Lincoln Reifsteck

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.

Captain Reifsteck currently serves as the Commander of Submarine Development Squadron FIVE. His previous sea tours were as a Division Officer on USS ALASKA (SSBN 732)(BLUE), Navigator and Operations Officer on USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766), Executive Officer on USS COLUMBUS (SSN 762), and Commanding Officer of USS HAMPTON (SSN 767). 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.)