Neil “Clark” Lanzendorf

Director, Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Neil “Clark” Lanzendorf is the Director, Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). AMO’s mission is to safeguard our nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond. With approximately 1,800 federal agents and mission support personnel, 240 aircraft, and 300 marine vessels operating throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AMO conducts its mission in the air and maritime environments at and beyond the border and within the nation’s interior.

Director Lanzendorf has 15 years of federal acquisition, contracting and procurement experience. As the Director, AMOC, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center. The AMOC conducts air and marine surveillance operations, providing direct coordination to AMO; CBP law enforcement officers performing interdiction missions; and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies conducting criminal investigations.

Director Lanzendorf began his federal service as a Contract Specialist through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisition Professional Career Program, where he completed year-long rotations with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate; Federal Law Enforcement Training Center–Cheltenham; and the U.S. Secret Service. Upon completion of the Acquisition Professional Career Program in 2011, Director Lanzendorf transitioned to the U.S. Secret Service as a Contracting Officer, where he supported a wide range of protective and investigative operations until 2014.

Director Lanzendorf joined AMO in 2014 as a Program Manager in the Tactical Aircraft and Vessel Acquisitions Division, where he supported the Light Enforcement Helicopter and Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft Programs. Since then, he has served as the Program Manager for the UH-60 Black Hawk, Light Enforcement Helicopter, and Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft. In 2019, he was selected as Director, Tactical Aircraft and Vessel Acquisitions, proudly serving until October 2022, when he was selected as Director, Acquisitions, for the entire AMO Acquisition Portfolio.

Director Lanzendorf earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Shepherd University in 2007 and a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University in 2013. In 2019, he graduated from the U.S. Army War College as a Superior Graduate, earning a Master of Strategic Studies. Director Lanzendorf is the recipient of the 2019 Executive Assistant Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Operational Support and holds Senior Level Federal Acquisition Certifications in Contracting, Contracting Officer’s Representative, and Program Management.