– Rear Adm. Brian Antonio relieved Vice Adm. (sel) Tom Moore as program
executive officer for the Aircraft Carrier (CV) program during a change of
office ceremony June 1 at the Washington Navy Yard.
reports to Program Executive Office (PEO) CV after most recently serving as the
program executive officer for PEO Littoral Combat Ship.
his 33-year career as an engineering duty officer Antonio’s tours have included
numerous ship maintenance, modernization, and acquisition assignments in the
field, fleet commands and with headquarters staffs, including at the Pentagon.
He has served as the executive assistant and naval aide to the assistant
secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Antonio
returns to PEO CV after having served as the major program manager for Future
Aircraft Carriers from 2007 - 2011. This assignment spanned from lead ship
contract award and the start of the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) full
scale production, to initial steel cutting for the second ship of the class,
the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
departs PEO CV as its longest tenured program executive officer. During this
time, Moore successfully drove affordability and cost control across the
portfolio. As an example, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, CVN 78, will
deliver to the fleet meeting a congressional cost cap. Also under his
leadership, the construction contract for the second ship in the Ford Class,
CVN 79, was negotiated at 18 percent fewer production man-hours than CVN 78.
who led PEO Aircraft Carriers since August 2011, will report to Naval Sea
Systems Command later this month as its new commander.
CV is responsible for the new construction, maintenance and modernization of
the Nation’s aircraft carriers and consistently strives to fulfill its mission
of delivering aircraft carriers on time, ready for tasking, and at an