The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) welcomed a new program manager Aug. 3 when Capt. Michael “Sniff” Burks relieved Capt. Jason “Stuf” Denney as PMA-265’s 15th program manager during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Vice Adm. Francis Morley, Principal Military Deputy for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), served as the keynote speaker. He described the role of PMA-265 program manager as one of the most demanding and rewarding jobs in the Navy, overseeing the F/A-18 – the backbone of Navy Marine Corps tactical aviation – as well as the EA-18G. “Under Stuf’s leadership and with the contributions of all of you, PMA-265 exceeded the Secretary of Defense’s mandate of 80% capable by the end of FY19, which was the only platform to do so,” Morley said. “Stuf, you and your team pioneered the Naval Sustainment System-Aviation (NSS-A) model, and this year surpassed full mission capable readiness rates for the first time in the history of the program,” Morley continued. “You all made great strides in condition-based maintenance…and drastically improved the Service Life Modification effort, reducing cost per aircraft by about half.” Morley also shared a message to Denney from […]
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