The Airborne Strategic Command, Control, and Communications Program Office (PMA-271) bid farewell to Capt. William E. Coleman, Jr. as he relinquished command to Capt. Adam T. Scott during a change of command ceremony Jan. 8. The unique outdoor winter event saw family, friends, and co-workers look on from their cars or over the internet as two former United States Naval Academy classmates exchanged responsibility of leading the program. Marine Maj. Gen. Greg Masiello, program executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault, and special mission programs (PEO(A)), presided over the ceremony and spoke about the program’s success. “I’m impressed not just in Bill Coleman, but the team that he has led the last few years,” he explained. “The fleet knows how deeply involved you are and the dedicated hard work that you do. You directly supported the security of our nation and allies.” PMA-271 supports the Navy’s airborne communications aircraft, the E-6B Mercury, whose primary mission is to deliver strategic messages to ballistic missile submarines, via very low-frequency radio transmissions. During the ceremony, Coleman touched on many of the team’s accomplishments during his tenure; bringing the first ever-multiyear cybersecurity authority to operate for the E-6B weapons system, modernizing the aircraft’s very-low-frequency […]
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