Cmdr. Lambert attended officer candidate school in 2000. In 2001, he joined VAW-120 for E-2C training. In 2003, he joined VAW-113 completing a deployment on USS John C. Stennis. At Strike Force Training Pacific, he served as "opposing forces air" and completed a six-month deployment to U.S. Central Command. In 2009, he joined VAW-77 where he conducted counter-narcotics missions. In 2011, he took command of Navy Operational Support Center, Billings, Montana. After, he joined Reserve Component Command Northwest as the Automated Data Processing department head. He is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University and a native of Powell, Wyoming.