Army Aviation office to get new director

By Jaspreet Gill / June 25, 2020 at 3:03 PM

The Army Aviation office's program executive officer and deputy program executive officer are set to switch roles on July 1.

During a virtual town hall today, Pat Mason, program executive officer for Aviation, said newly promoted Brig. Gen. Rob Barrie will take over his position.

An Army spokesman told Inside Defense that Mason, who has served as the service's top aviation acquisition officer, will revert to Barrie's deputy PEO position.

As PEO, Barrie will handle several different project offices, including programs under the future vertical lift modernization priority like the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft and the Improved Turbine Engine.