Rear Adm. Lawrence Creevy is a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut. After graduating from Loomis Chaffee Prep School in 1980, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was commissioned in 1984. In 1991, he completed his master's degree in Information Systems Management at George Washington University.
Creevy reported as the deputy commander for Surface Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 21) in June 2014. NAVSEA 21 is the dedicated life cycle manager for the Navy's in-service non-nuclear surface ships and is responsible for managing critical modernization, maintenance, training and inactivation programs.
His career as a Surface Warfare Officer includes assignments as both executive and commanding officer of USS Portland (LSD 37); chief engineer aboard USS Anchorage (LSD 36) and damage control assistant aboard USS Kiska (AE 35).
Creevy's major command and staff assignments include: commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC); U.S. Fleet Forces Command fleet maintenance officer; executive assistant to commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; and, a major acquisition command tour as Major Program manager for Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0).
He has served ashore in a variety of acquisition program management positions including: deputy program manager for Integrated Combat Systems Directorate (PEO Integrated Warfare Systems (IWS) 1.0); Amphibious Ship Integration program manager (PEO IWS 1.0); In-Service Radar chief engineer for the Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0), Platform Integration Manager for the Performance Monitoring, Training and Assessment (PEO Expeditionary Warfare), and Tomahawk Weapon Control System Advanced Systems Engineer (PEO Cruise Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Creevy is a recipient of various awards including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as the Battle "E" and other campaign and sea service awards.