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Rear Adms. John Lemmon, Stephen Tedford Named to Navy PEO Roles

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The U.S. Navy appointed Rear Adm. John Lemmon as program executive officer for tactical aircraft programs and Rear Adm. Stephen Tedford as PEO for unmanned aviation and strike weapons, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Lemmon currently serves as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division and assistant commander for research and engineering at Naval Air Systems Command.

He previously served as vice commander of NAVAIR and executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.

Tedford is commander of the Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Force in Norfolk, Virginia.

He is former vice commander of NAVAIR and served as program manager of the service’s aircraft launch and recovery equipment program office (PMA-251) for nearly four years.