Lance Tucker graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1985. He retired in 2019 from NAVAIR after having worked in Propulsion there for 34 years. He spent the last 15 years of his career as the department head for Propulsion and Power. He is currently working for LTM doing business development and overseeing their engineering contract with NAVAIR. He was inspired to become an engineer by his father, who was Air Force One pilot. He grew up working on cars with his dad, and was always excited to be around and work with people in the military.