Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff
Captain George Edward Lang, Jr. is a native of Hampton Bays, New York. A 1987 graduate of SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, he earned a Bachelor’s 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 command, 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 the Operation and Plans Officer (N3/N5) and Chief of Staff, completing overseas deployments in 2011 and 2012, including the 25th and final combat deployment of USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) to the EUCOM and CENTCOM AORs.
Captain Lang’s initial afloat tour was aboard USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN 25) as the 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 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.
Ashore, Captain Lang earned a Master’s degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University, and completed Joint Professional Military Education at the Army Command and General Staff College, in Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. He also completed shore assignments as Current Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, SECOND 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 reported as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., in August 2013.
Captain Lang’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (one gold star), Meritorious Service Medal (three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (one gold star), and various other unit awards and citations.
Updated Nov. 5, 2013