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Gary Kurtz Named Navy’s PEO for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault & Special Mission Programs

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Gary Kurtz, a Naval Air Systems Command veteran, has assumed leadership of the Program Executive Office Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs within the Department of the Navy.

The executive took over from Maj. Gen. Greg Masiello, who will join the anomalous health incidents cross functional team of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, NAVAIR said Tuesday.

Kurtz will lead PEO(A) as it provides the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with development and sustainment services in support of helicopters, special mission aircraft and aviation anti-submarine warfare equipment and aircraft.

“I’m looking forward to supporting our warfighters by being able to provide them advanced capabilities, dependable and available platforms while ensuring they remain affordable,” said Kurtz.

He joined NAVAIR in 1984 as a logistics manager for Navy foreign military sales programs and then progressed to several roles of increasing responsibilities.

Kurtz most recently served as the PEO for Aviation Common Systems and Commercial Services.