WASHINGTON: The Navy is reorganizing its submarine acquisition places of work to higher handle the upcoming transition between Ohio-class and Columbia-class submarines, in addition to to keep up and modernize the service’s assault submarine fleet, in accordance with a Sept. 9 memorandum obtained by Breaking Defense.
“The revised organization structure will enable better response to key imperatives including managing the Strategic Deterrence transition from Ohio Class to Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN), achieving improvements necessary to meet Fleet Commander Attack Submarine (SSN) Operational Availability requirements, transforming combat capabilities, and clarifying the organizational command structure while balancing executive leadership and organizational workload,” Jay Stefany, the Navy’s performing acquisition government, wrote within the memo.
The new directorate will function three program government places of work:
- PEO Strategic Submarines (PEO SSBN), is the renamed PEO Columbia workplace. Rear Adm. Scott Pappano, who was main PEO Columbia, will now head up the brand new PEO SSBN alongside Matthew Sermon, the brand new workplace’s government director.
- PEO Submarines will now be PEO Attack Submarines (PEO SSN) and will probably be chargeable for the acquisition and improvement of all assault subs. That workplace will probably be led by Rear Adm. David Goggins, whereas Lisa Radocha and Michael Breslin will probably be its government administrators, in accordance with the memo.
- Lastly, the service will set up PEO Undersea Warfare Systems, chargeable for “the delivery of enhanced combat capability, with improved cybersecurity and resiliency, to all submarine platforms,” in accordance with Stefany’s memo. PEO UWS will probably be led by Rear Adm. Edward Anderson and Michael McClatchey will probably be its government director.
“Furthermore, the creation of PEO UWS best positions Team Submarine to ensure undersea sensors and warfare systems are integrated into the Project Overmatch architecture in support of Distributed Maritime Operations,” in accordance with Stefany. “PEO UWS will include the undersea domain program integration office for Project Overmatch and will organize those programs, projects and efforts to directly support” the Overmatch effort.
The memo additionally establishes an in-service submarine assist and infrastructure program workplace that experiences to PEO SSBN, designated PMS 396. “PMS 396 will be designated as a Major Program Manager (MPM)
equivalent program office, and will assume responsibility and accountability for sustainment and modernization of in-service strategic submarines,” Stefany wrote. Capt. Keith Baravik will lead the brand new program workplace.
Defense News first reported the adjustments coming to the Navy’s submarine acquisition directorates.
Stefany directed the structural adjustments be applied no later than Oct. 1, 2021 and the related “fiscal implementation” with the brand new places of work be finished no later than the identical date subsequent 12 months.