Biography of the Deputy Superintendent / Chief of Staff
Edward Lang, Jr.
Captain Lang is a 1987 graduate of SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, a USCG Merchant Marine Third Mate’s License, and a commission in the United States Navy through the NROTC Scholarship Program.
Captain Lang commanded USS Carr (FFG 52) from April 2006 to October 2007, completing overseas deployments to the Gulf of Guinea, Mediterranean Sea, and Arabian Gulf. Following his command tour, he served for nearly six years from November 2007 to July 2013 on the staff of Commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Enterprise and Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Groups, as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (N3/N5) and as Chief of Staff, completing overseas deployments in 2011 and 2012, including the 25th and final combat deployment of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) to the European and Central Command areas of responsibility.
Captain Lang’s initial afloat tour was aboard USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) as CICO and FCO. As department head, he reported to PCU Laboon as a plank-owner and served for four and one-half years in USS Laboon (DDG 58) as WEPS and CSO, and performed duties as TAO during Operation Desert Strike, where Laboon distinguished herself as the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to fire weapons in anger. As Executive Officer, he served aboard USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), the first Aegis DDG 51 FLT IIA, when Oscar Austin was awarded its first Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) Award for sustained superior performance.
Ashore, Captain Lang served as Deputy and Chief of Staff of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.; Current Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, 2nd Fleet/Striking Fleet Atlantic; STWO/SUW Officer on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and TAO Instructor and FWC/SWC Course Curriculum Model Manager at Fleet Combat Training Center, Dam Neck, Va. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., and completed Joint Professional Military Education at the Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. and the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. Captain Lang reported as Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Staff of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in April 2015.
Captain Lang’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various other unit awards and citations.