The U.S. Navy has assigned Rear Adm. Brian Corey, commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center’s weapons division, to serve as program executive officer for the service branch’s unmanned aviation and strike weapons.
This assignment entails Corey to perform his new duties in Patuxent River, Maryland, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
Corey has served as assistant commander for test and evaluation at the Naval Air Systems Command in addition to his NAWCWD leadership role since Oct. 29, 2015.
Earlier in his military career, he was a naval fighter pilot for various operations including Desert Storm, Provide Hope, Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He also served as a requirements officer for the F/A-18 aircraft, and as a flight instructor for Training Air Wing 2.
The PEO for unmanned aviation and strike weapons oversees the development and procurement of air-to-ground strike weapons, unmanned aircraft systems and targeting supplements.