Rear Adm. John Neagley, formerly deputy commander of fleet readiness for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has succeeded Rear Adm. Brian Antonio as program executive officer for the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship Program.
Neagley will oversee the service branch’s 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 for the LCS PEO role in March and formally assumed the post during a change-of-office ceremony held Tuesday at the Washington Navy Yard.
He previously worked served as LCS program manager and as executive assistant to Naval Sea Systems Command.
He has also led the deployment of explosive ordnance disposal and counter-improvised explosive device systems to Iraq and Afghanistan as the Navy’s EOD/CREW program manager.
His sea assignments include deployment on USS Whipple, USS Coral Sea, USS John Paul Jones, USS Antietam and USS Fitzgerald where he supported various missions such as Operations Desert Fox, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.