A new program manager stepped into command for the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems program office (PMA-263) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 21 at Naval Air Warfare Center Webster Outlying Field, St. Inigoes, Maryland. During the ceremony overlooking the St. Mary’s River at Unmanned Test and Evaluation Squadron (UX) 24, Gregg Skinner took over command from Col. Victor Argobright, who will retire after 29 years of military service. “Today we celebrate not only a command tour, but also a career of service,” said Rear Adm. Stephen Tedford, who oversees the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons. “Understanding the challenges presented by today’s world events, PMA-263 has enhanced the warfighters advantage through innovation, imagination, and experimentation with an unyielding drive and commitment to provide our forces with the very best of capabilities.” During Argobright’s tenure, he expedited the operational and developmental test of the Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) and oversaw the first production contract awarded to get a much anticipated logistics resupply capability into the hands of combat logistics battalions in the field. He spearheaded the opening of two new Family of Small UAS (FoSUAS) training facilities for the Navy […]
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