Winter takes helm of F-35 joint program office

By Lee Hudson / May 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Vice Adm. Mat Winter today assumed command of the F-35 joint program office, according to a Defense Department statement.

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan's departure from the JPO coincides with his retirement from the Air Force after 34 years of service.

"Since he took [the] helm of the F-35 program in 2012, General Bogdan's acquisition leadership has been bold, effective and decisive," Winter said in the statement. "His approach matured our relationships throughout the F-35 enterprise and set us on a course for success."

Winter served as Bogdan's deputy for six months before taking command of the JPO.