Washington, DC - Rear Admiral 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.
Antonio reports to Program Executive Office (PEO) CV after most recently serving as the program executive officer for PEO Littoral Combat Ship.
During 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).
Moore 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.
Moore, who led PEO Aircraft Carriers since August 2011, will report to Naval Sea Systems Command later this month as its new commander.
PEO 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 affordable cost.