The U.S. Army has appointed Brig. Gen. Robert Marion, head of the program executive office for aviation at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama since January 2014, as the military service’s deputy for acquisition and systems management.
Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley announced Marion’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published Friday.
Marion has led the procurement of aircraft weapon systems and equipment across the Army as well as supervised more than 3,000 military, government civilian and contractor employees during his tenure as aviation program executive officer.
He started his military career as an assignment officer within the acquisition management branch of the Army Personnel Command.
After that, he was assigned to the roles of assistant project manager for UH-60 Black Hawk A/L production and fielding at the Aviation and Missile Command, product manager for Black Hawk modernization and Comanche interoperability and chief of the acquisition management branch at the Army Human Resources Command.
Marion also worked in the theater high-altitude air defense battle management and weapons systems engineering, integration and test offices at Lockheed Martin‘s space systems segment as part of the Army’s Training With Industry program as well as held the position of joint commander at the Defense Contract Management Agency–Boeing Mesa.