The Pentagon announced earlier today that Rear Adm. Bill Landay, the program executive officer for ships at Naval Sea Systems Command, has been selected by President Obama for a third star and a new assignment as the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. At DSCA, Landay will oversee the sales of U.S. military equipment to foreign countries.
Rear Adm. David Lewis, currently the deputy commander of NAVSEA, will take over for Landay pending Senate confirmation. Lewis' appointment to PEO ships was announced earlier this year. Lewis will inherit a portfolio that includes the Littoral Combat Ship program. The sea service plans to announce a winner of the ongoing LCS design competition by the end of this summer.