Deb Salamon

Naval Test Wing Atlantic Executive Director

Ms. Salamon serves as the Naval Test Wing Atlantic Executive Director (NTWL ED). She is responsible for the efforts of nearly 4,000 flight test engineers, military test pilots and project officers, aircraft maintainers, acquisition professionals, and associated contractor support personnel performing flight test for the Naval Aviation Enterprise and other customers.

Leading up to her current role, Ms. Salamon served as Assistant Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Test and Evaluation (T&E), starting in PEO(Unmanned and Weapons) and then transitioning to PEO(Tactical Aircraft). She provided technical leadership and direction of T&E efforts for the PEO and ten program offices, and advocated for future test capabilities to meet mission need.

Prior to her role as APEO(T&E), she was the Lead Test Engineer of the CH-53K Integrated Test Team (ITT). She stood up the 50-person government portion of the ITT at Sikorsky’s FL facility, managed an over $20M annual budget, and led the team to a successful first flight of multiple aircraft resulting in over 100 hours of flight time in 8 months.

Her career started in NAVAIR’s Engineering Scientist Development Program as an aeromechanics flight test engineer where she planned and executed dozens of tests on various helicopter platforms.  She then served as Human Systems test lead for all NAVAIR aircraft, Assistant Program Manager for T&E (APMT&E) for the Antisubmarine Warfare Program Office (PMA264), and APMT&E for the H-60 Program Office (PMA299).

Ms. Salamon earned her bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Penn State, master of science in engineering management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and completed the United States Navy Test Pilot School rotary wing long course. She has been a civil servant for over 20 years and recently completed the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program. She has received the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civil Servant Award.