Mr. Mark Price,
VX-30 Technical Director
(U.S. Navy Photo)
Mr. Mark Price was raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from North Hollywood High School. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego in 1988, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and was winged a Naval Flight Officer in 1990.
In the Marines Mr. Price flew the EA-6B during operational tours with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) and Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 (VMAQ-4). He is a veteran of Operations ALLIED FORCE, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM.
His flight test experience came during a tour with Naval Weapons Test Squadron, Point Mugu (now VX-30). There he served as the Tactical Aircraft Electronic Warfare (TACAIR EW) project officer and flew over 100 flight test sorties in the FA-18D, EA-6B, and QF-4 aircraft.
His staff tours include serving in the Pentagon as the TACAIR EW Requirements Officer at OPNAV N88 and in Afghanistan as part of the Commander’s Action Group think tank drafting and evolving strategy for the Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan (CSTC-A).
Retiring from the Marines in 2009, Mr. Price transitioned into the civilian workforce at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, at Point Mugu, California. While a member of the Avionics Department, he became a branch head for the Electro-Optics Systems and Modeling Branch in the Electronic Warfare Division and served there for three years supporting development and test of Missile Warning Systems and Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures Systems. Later, he took on the role as the F-35 Reprogramming Laboratory (FRL) Lead, standing up a brand new laboratory, building F-35 mission data and associated test capabilities for the Joint Strike Fighter program. Mr. Price then moved on to become Deputy Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead at the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) IPT. While at the AEA IPT he helped lead the team’s efforts on the EA-18G Growler and Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) as well as mission data and mission planning software development and testing for the MH-60R, E-2C/D, and P-8A.
Mr. Price assumed his current duties as Technical Director for VX-30 in December 2017. He is a recipient of the NAVAIR Commander Clifton Evans Memorial Award for excellence in Electronic Warfare Engineering, and the NAVAIR Commander’s Award for Technical Innovation.
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