US Navy Establishes New Program Office for CVN 79 Planning, Procurement

US Navy Establishes New Program Office for CVN 79 Planning, Procurement

The Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers, Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, announced the stand up of a new program office, July 27, within PEO Carriers, PMS 379, and the assumption of office by Cmdr. Doug Oglesby.

The new program office will manage the planning and procurement of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) and future aircraft carriers of the Gerald R. Ford class. PMS 379 will join existing PEO Carriers programs PMS 312 for in-service carriers and PMS 378 for Future Carriers. PMS 378 retains responsibility for the construction and delivery of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

“Standing up a new program office will allow the Gerald R. Ford-class to begin continuous production while ensuring CVN 78 completes construction and delivery to the highest standards. As the first new aircraft carrier design in more than 40 years, the Gerald R. Ford-class will move into modified repeat production of CVN 79 and 80 through the new program office,” said Moore.

“I am excited to stand up this new program office and manage the procurement of John F. Kennedy and CVN 80” said Oglesby. “The team will build on success with Gerald R. Ford and develop best practices and procedures to affordably deliver these warships.”

Before the ceremony concluded, Oglesby was frocked to the rank of captain by Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley.

Oglesby is a graduate of University of Missouri-Rolla and is an engineering duty officer who has served at sea aboard the USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). He previously served at PEO Carriers as Principal Assistant Program Manager for Refueling and Complex Overhaul of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Naval Today Staff, August 1, 2012; Image: US Navy