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Report: Tanya Skeen to Become Executive Director at F-35 Joint Program Office

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Tanya Skeen, head of the U.S. Army’s rapid capabilities office, will join the F-35 joint program office in early 2019 as executive director, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Skeen will succeed Todd Mellon and work with Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 program executive officer, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric Fick, deputy PEO, on the fighter jet procurement effort.

She joined the Army RCO in April after time as deputy director of test and evaluation at the Air Force, where she also served as PEO chief engineer within the service’s RCO.

Skeen spent five years in the Navy and served as assistant director and technical instructor at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.

She held flight test engineer positions at several companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EG&G Special Projects and Modern Technology Solutions Inc.