Rear Adm. John Neagley, formerly deputy commander of fleet readiness for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has succeededÂ Rear Adm. Brian Antonio asÂ program executive officer for the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship Program.
NeagleyÂ will oversee the service branch’sÂ efforts to sustain the LCS fleet’s surface warfare, mine countermeasures and anti-submarine warfare mission systems, the Navy said Wednesday.
The 34-year military veteran was selected forÂ the LCS PEO roleÂ in MarchÂ and formally assumed the post during aÂ change-of-office ceremony held Tuesday at theÂ Washington Navy Yard.
HeÂ previously worked served as LCS program manager and as executive assistant to Naval Sea Systems Command.
He has also led the deployment ofÂ explosive ordnance disposal andÂ counter-improvised explosive device systems to Iraq and Afghanistan as the Navy’s EOD/CREW program manager.
His sea assignmentsÂ include deployment onÂ USS Whipple, USS Coral Sea, USS John Paul Jones, USS Antietam andÂ USS Fitzgerald where he supported variousÂ missions such asÂ Operations Desert Fox, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.