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Mike Lyden Mr. Mike Lyden

General manager, NSPA;



Mike Lyden is the General Manager of the NATO Support Agency, a key element of NATO’s

focus on Smart Defense and Agency Reform.

He retired as a Rear Admiral from the United States Navy in October 2011 after serving for over 32

years in the Navy Supply Corps, the U.S. Navy’s cadre of business and logistics professionals. His

Navy career culminated with his assignment as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command

and 45th Chief of the Navy Supply Corps from 2008 to July 2011.

Mike Lyden received a bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic

Institute and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1978. He

also received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of

Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Kellogg

School of Management, Northwestern University in the United States.

Mike Lyden’s afloat tours include supply officer, USS Valdez (FF 1096); stock control officer, USNS

Sirius (T-AFS 8); and supply officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

His shore and staff assignments include Navy Supply Corps School, Naval Air Station Whidbey

Island, Naval Aviation Supply Office, Naval Supply Systems Command, and Office of Chief of

Naval Operations.

His joint and multinational experience includes Director, Logistics and Security Assistance (EUCOM

J-4), United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Commander, Defense Supply Center

Richmond,Va.: and as Executive Officer to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency