Captain Craig D. Grubb is in command of the Navy’s H-60 Helicopter Program. The H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopters Program Office, PMA-299, provides full-spectrum, world-wide support for the Navy’s SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters and user communities, working closely with Type Wing Commanders, Carrier Air Wing Commanders, OPNAV and the Naval Aviation Enterprise. The program also acquires new aircraft and weapon systems for fleet employment through two Acquisition Category I programs.
A native of Bridgeport, West Virginia, Grubb graduated with Distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree and was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1994. He also holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Grubb most recently served as the Chief of Staff for Program Executive Officer, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO(U&W)) in Patuxent River, Maryland. His squadron tours have included Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR ONE (HSL-41), Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California; Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light THREE SEVEN (HSL-37), NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii; and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR SIX (HSL-46), Naval Station Mayport, Florida.
Grubb has served as SH-60B Platform Coordinator and MH-60R Weapons and Human Factors Project Officer at Helicopter Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE (HX-21), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; MH-60 Common Weapons IPT Lead, Assistant Program Manager Systems Engineering (Class Desk) for the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, and MH-60 Common Systems IPT Lead for the PMA-299; Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) Assignments Officer at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN; and MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) IPT Lead for the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Systems Program Office (PMA-262).
Grubb has accumulated over 2500 flight hours in over 25 different type/model/series aircraft. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, and various other unit awards and service ribbons.