Lucian is President of the Niemeyer Group, offering business development strategies and consulting expertise on national defense issues.
Lucian served for 11 years as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee staff, where he established his reputation as the national expert on a range of military programs. He served Senator John Warner from 2003 to 2008 on military installation programs, most notably providing oversight of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Round, local community support programs, global basing issues and privatization programs for military housing, utilities, and land management. From 2008 to 2012, he was asked by Senator John McCain to assume additional responsibilities for defense budgets, federal energy programs, industrial base issues including depot policy, and Air Force acquisition programs. During this time, he spearheaded Senator McCain’s priorities for responsible government spending and increased scrutiny of major acquisition activities.
In 2012, Senator James Inhofe assigned additional responsibilities for defense environmental programs and oversight of the Department of the Navy’s acquisition and shipbuilding programs, most notably surface warfare modernization efforts including construction of the Ford Class Aircraft carriers and the Littoral Combat Ship. Since 2008, he also served as the lead staff member for the Readiness and Management Support subcommittee, focusing attention on the impact of declining defense budgets on the preparedness of the Nation’s armed forces.
Lucian is a retired Air Force officer with 15 years of active service and 5 years in the Air National Guard. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and received a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University, Washington, DC, and a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies (HD), 2002 College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, RI. He lectures frequently on the federal legislative process for the Government Affairs Institute, Georgetown University, The Eisenhower School for National Security/Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Defense Acquisition University, Washington DC and Public Policy Seminars for Alan L. Freed Associates.