Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, principal military deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, has received appointment as commander of the Naval Air Systems Command.
The Defense Department said Thursday Grosklags will retain the rank of vice admiral and work from NAVAIR’s headquarters in Patuxent River, Maryland.
Grosklags received his designation as naval aviator in 1983 and has since served in several operational, acquisition and flag tours.
He led Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen 18 as executive and commanding officer and the Multi-Mission Helicopters or PMA-299 program as program manager.
At NAVAIR, Grosklags previously served as commander of the Fleet Readiness Centers, assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations, vice commander and program executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs.