Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, former program executive officer for the U.S. Navy‘s littoral combat ships, has officially taken over the role of PEO for aircraft carriers during a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday.
The Navy said Wednesday Antonio has succeeded Vice Adm. Tom Moore, who will serve as commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Antonio’s appointment in May.
Antonio brings more than 30 years of engineering experience from ship maintenance, modernization and acquisition assignments.
His previous roles include work as executive assistant and naval aide to the Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition and as major program manager for future aircraft carriers.
PEO CV handles the construction, maintenance and modernization of aircraft carriers in support of aircraft delivery requirements.