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New NAVAIR boss tapped among several Navy promotions

By Justin Katz  
February 8, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Rear Adm. Gordon Peters will be the new boss of Naval Air Systems Command, the Defense Department announced yesterday, along with nearly a dozen other Navy promotions and assignments.

Peters, who will also be promoted to vice admiral, is currently the program executive officer for the air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs offices. He will replace Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags as the top officer at NAVAIR.

Also at NAVAIR, Rear Adm. Brian Corey will replace Rear Adm. Mark Darrah as the program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons, the portfolio encompassing the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker. Corey is commander of the weapons division at the Naval Air Warfare Center and assistant commander for test and evaluation at NAVAIR.

Meanwhile, Rear Adm. Richard Snyder will be promoted to vice admiral and become the Navy's inspector general. Snyder is currently director of the J5 at Peterson Air Force Base, CO.