Air Combat Electronics Program Office

The Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209) delivers current and future, common and protected, foundational capabilities and standards that ensure naval aviation forces win in combat.

PMA-209 is NAVAIR’s executive agent for the development and management of cutting edge air combat electronics systems. Established in 1988, PMA-209 is responsible for providing critical capabilities to the warfighter in the form of common, fully developed, supportable, and reliable systems that align with the strategic and operational requirements of our platform PEO/PMA customers.  By delivering the highest quality products and services on time and within budget, PMA-209 has built a solid reputation for superior quality as well as sound business practices. 

Implementing state-of-the-art technology solutions across the Naval Aviation Enterprise, PMA-209 meets the goal of supporting “Tomorrow’s Capabilities within Today’s Budget.”

Capt. Margaret V. Wilson, U.S. Navy

Program Manager, Air Combat Electronics Program

Capt. Margaret Wilson assumed command of the Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209) in May 2020.

Wilson graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering. She was selected for the Voluntary Graduate Education Program and earned a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Maryland in December 1996. 

Following flight training and designation as a naval aviator in 1998, her first fleet assignment was to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Fifteen (HS-15), where she completed two deployments aboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73) in support of Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.

Wilson graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 2003 and was assigned to Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Squadron (HX-21) as the MH-60R deputy flight test director for Undersea Warfare.

She reported to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Sixth Fleet in October 2005.  She served as the West and Central Africa strategy and policy officer, focused on improving maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea region.

In 2007, Wilson became a department head with HS-6 where she served as the as the safety and standardization officer, administrative officer, and maintenance officer, completing two deployments aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

Following her department head tour, she transferred to U.S. Africa Command and served as a joint planning team lead for the Standing Joint Force Headquarters. In 2011, she led the humanitarian assistance effort for Operation Odyssey Dawn.

In 2012, Wilson became the executive officer and ultimately the commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Seven (HSC-7). During her tenure, the squadron deployed aboard the USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following her command tour, she reported to the H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopters program office (PMA-299) as the Air Vehicle and Production Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead and then as the H-60 In-Service IPT co-lead.

In 2018, Wilson led the NAVAIR Cyber Warfare Detachment as the military director, focusing on improving the cyber resiliency and readiness of naval aircraft. Wilson then served as the Ship Air Traffic Management deputy program manager for Naval Air Traffic Management Systems (PMA-213).

Wilson accumulated over 3,100 flight hours in over 35 different aircraft. Her decorations include one Department of Defense Meritorious Service medal, three Meritorious Service awards, and numerous campaign, unit, and personal awards.


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