Redhorse Program Manager Lance Orr has been promoted to Director of Operations for the National Security Practice. Orr has been instrumental in delivering complex knowledge-based services, Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support, and software delivery projects for our customers at Project Maven, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security. He exemplifies the exceptional leadership and organizational skills necessary to execute all contracts for the National Security Practice, as well as lead the future growth and development of the operations staff.
As director of operations, Orr will leverage his experience as a program manager to oversee, mentor, and assist project managers on his team, working closely with them to ensure that internal collaboration with Redhorse support functions, including quality, contracts, project controls, and the proposal team. Orr and National Security Practice Director of Capture Mike Rauseo have a close working relationship, which they will leverage to grow existing contracts, pursue project-adjacent opportunities, and capture critical recompetes.
Orr served for more than 20 years as an Intelligence Officer in the US Air Force, including as commander of the 314th Training Squadron. Early in his career, he was a political/military analyst at U.S. European Command and a counterterrorism analyst at U.S. Central Command. He deployed three times in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom before serving on the Air Staff as the chief of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Force Readiness Branch and as director of staff, implementing ISR doctrine, strategies, plans and force management across the Air Force. His final military assignment was as the senior executive assistant to the Joint Staff/J2 and liaison officer to the ISR Task Force, providing analytic oversight of the rapid deployment of ISR capabilities to the Warfighter.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Lance Orr graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and earned a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.