NAVAIR

Lemmon assumes command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters presides the change of command ceremony during which Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon assumed leadership of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan at Patuxent River, Md. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters presides the change of command ceremony during which Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon assumed leadership of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan at Patuxent River, Md. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Sep 5, 2018

Share | | Print View
NAVAIR Commander, Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters (left), Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan (middle) and Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon (right) salute during the change of command ceremony where Lemmon assumed leadership of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from at Patuxent River, Md. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

NAVAIR Commander, Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters (left), Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan (middle) and Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon (right) salute during the change o ...

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan turned over command of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters, Commander of Naval Air Systems Command, presided over the ceremony.

“NAWCAD is a hub of Naval innovation and technological advancement,” said Peters. “I am very proud of this organization under Gahagan’s lead and look forward to even higher levels of achievement with Lemmon.”

Gahagan, a former U.S. Naval Test Pilot School graduate and naval flight officer, reported to NAWCAD as commander and assistant commander for research and engineering in March 2016 following a career supporting a number of acquisition programs and test squadrons at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). His Fleet assignments include Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW 115) Liberty Bells and the E-2C Fleet Replacement Squadron (VAW 110) Firebirds.

Lemmon, also a former USNTPS graduate and naval aviator, served as NAVAIR vice commander from February 2018 following a naval career supporting a number of acquisition programs and test squadrons at NAVAIR. His Fleet assignments include Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW 122) Steeljaws, (VAW 124) Bear Aces and (VAW 123) Screwtops.

NAWCAD supports the research, development, engineering, test and evaluation of all Navy and Marine Corps air vehicle systems and trainers. With facilities in Patuxent River, Maryland; Lakehurst, New Jersey; and Orlando, Florida, the command delivers high-quality, affordable products in support of military operating forces worldwide.

For more information about NAWCAD, please go to www.navair.navy.mil or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MyNAWCAD/.

NAWCAD Public Affairs
301-757-5136

Print ViewPrint View

Subscribe to NAWCAD Public Affairs
NAWCAD Public Affairs News

NAVAIR on Facebook NAVAIR on Twitter RSS Feed NAVAIR's YouTube Channel Image Map

Be the first to comment, Please review our Feedback Guidelines.

Feedback

Please review our Feedback Guidelines.

 Yes  No