Capt. James A. Glass
U.S. Navy

Capt. Glass

Captain Glass is in command of the Navy’s H-60 Helicopter Program, headquartered at Patuxent River, Maryland. The H-60 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, leading accomplishment of two Acquisition Category I programs.

Captain Glass is a native of Neenah, Wisconsin. His Naval career began in Aviation Officer Candidate School after graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in May 1986. He was commissioned as an Ensign after graduating from Aviation Officer Candidate School in December 1986 and designated a Naval Aviator in May 1988.

After completion of Fleet Replacement Training, Captain Glass reported to HSL-45 in February 1989. While flying the SH-60B, he deployed to the Western Pacific aboard USS FIFE (DD-991) from a forward deployed base in Atsugi, Japan and aboard USS GARY (FFG-51) to the Middle East. Additional duties while attached to HSL-45 included Legal Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Instructor.

Selected for the Naval Post-Graduate School/Test Pilot School Cooperative Program in 1992, Captain Glass graduated from the USN Test Pilot School (USNTPS) in December, 1994, receiving a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School. After completing his test pilot obligation at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE (HX-21), Captain Glass served as the personal aide to the Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan. He then reported to HSL-41 as Maintenance Department Head and flight instructor.

At the completion of his tour in HSL-41, Captain Glass transferred to the Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer corps. As an AEDO, he served as the Navy Team Lead and Chief Flight Officer at Defense Contract Management Agency located at Lockheed-Martin Systems Integration in Owego, New York from September 1998 to September 2001.

Captain Glass returned to HX-21 to serve as the MH-60R Government Flight Test Director from September 2001 to April 2004. He reported to Naval Air Systems Command in May 2004 and served as the Deputy Program Manager for Common Systems for the MH-60 program until May 2006 when he reported to USNTPS as the Executive Officer. He assumed command in January 2008.

Subsequent to USNTPS command in May 2009, Captain Glass reported to Naval Air Systems Command as Executive Assistant to the Commander. He subsequently served as Deputy Program Manager for Presidential Helicopters, In-Service programs from January 2010 to May 2011. In July 2011, Captain Glass reported to Program Executive Officer (ASW/ASM) as Program Manager for the H-60 Program, PMA-299.

Captain Glass has over 2000 flight hours in numerous types of rotary and fixed wing aircraft. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star.

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