The U.S. Navy has appointed Rear Adm. John Neagley to the role of program executive officer for Littoral Combat Ships and will transfer to Washington for his new role, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
Neagley, a 32-year military veteran, currently serves as the deputy commander of fleet readiness for U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego and has been stationed at SPAWAR in that role for four years.
He served as LCS program manager for five months prior to SPAWAR and his prior Littoral Combat Ship roles include lead requirements officer, principal assistant program manager and director of sustainment.
Neagley transferred to SPAWAR in September 2012 after service as executive assistant to Naval Sea Systems Command.
Prior to NAVSEA, he served as a program manager for explosive ordnance disposal and counter-improvised explosive device systems for two years and focused on deployment of EOD and IED systems in Afghanistan and Iraq.