Air Force general tapped to head F-35 program

April 9, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Maj. Gen. Eric Fick has been chosen to lead the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the Pentagon announced today.

Fick, who has been the deputy director of the F-35 program office since May 2017, is up for a promotion to lieutenant general.

Should the Senate confirm Fick's nomination, he would succeed Vice Adm. Mat Winter, who has led the F-35 effort as its program executive officer since May 2017.

The F-35 program office resides within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.