Navy Capt. Mark Vandroff

Capt. Mark Vandroff
U.S. Navy

Last month, the Navy held a ceremony to recognize some of its best and brightest acquisition leaders. One of the winners was the Navy team in charge of managing the fleet’s acquisition program for the DDG-51 line of destroyers.

Capt. Mark Vandroff is the program manager for the DDG-51 program, a class that’s been serving in the Navy fleet since the early 1990s. But the Navy’s still building them at two separate shipyards — one of the reasons the program was able to win the Navy award for competition.

Vandroff spoke with In Depth with Francis Rose on July 12.


Meet the rest of the 2012 Navy Acquisition Excellence Award winners.