E-2/C-2 Airborne Command and Control Systems Program Office

E-2/C-2 Airborne Command and Control Systems Program Office (PMA-231) is responsible for providing the E-2C Hawkeye, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Hawkeye 2000 and the C-2A Greyhound fleet with acquisition strategy, logistics and sustainment solutions in support of the warfighter’s mission.

Captain Pete A. Arrobio, USN

Captain Pete A. Arrobio, USN

Program Manager, E-2/C-2

Captain Pete Arrobio, a native of Pasadena, California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in May 1996. He earned his pilot wings in March 1998 at Training Squadron (VT) 31 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He reported to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, the “Skinny Dragons”, at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, in March 1999 and completed three deployments covering 5th and 7th Fleets in support of Operation Southern Watch and commencing December 2001, flew 31 combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In November 2002, after completing Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Weapons School and designated a Weapons Tactics Instructor, he reported to Command Patrol Reconnaissance Wing (CPRG) 2 as the Fleet Projects Officer/Lead Instructor Pilot for Weapons Tactics Unit (WTU)-West. In March 2003, he led a three-month P-3C detachment of five P-3C aircraft and 12 aircrews in Ali-Al Salem, Kuwait, in support of over 80 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In December 2005, graduated U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Class 128, and reported to Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 20 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, as a P-3C Project Officer for several programs to include the Communications Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management System and Mk-54 Torpedo weapon separation test programs.

In July 2007, he was assigned to US Central Command, Current Operations Division, Joint Operations Center Horn of Africa/Maritime Operations Branch in Tampa, Florida.

In February 2008, he reported to Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290) as the P-3C/P-8A Weapons Class Desk and the P-3C Class Desk. 

In December 2010, he was assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 as the MQ-4C Triton Government Flight Test Director in support of Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-262). 

In April 2013, he served as the Tomahawk Modernization and Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) Deputy Program Manager for the Tomahawk Weapon System Program Office (PMA-280) and led two Advanced Concepts projects entailing warhead and seeker upgrades, and a ground-breaking Synthetic Guidance Demonstration of a Tomahawk missile hitting a moving ship target. 

In May 2016, he reported to Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office (PMA-251) as the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system Deputy Program Manager culminating in the successful Aircraft Compatibility Testing and Flight Deck Certification of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

In August 2020, Arrobio assumed command as the Program Manager for the E-2/C-2 Airborne Command & Control Systems Program Office (PMA-231) under Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft.

Arrobio has accumulated more than 2,200 hours in 23 different aircraft. His personal decorations include three Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Air Medal, and various unit and service awards. He holds a Master of Science, with honors, in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.


47123 Buse Rd.
Bldg 2272, Rm 454
Patuxent River, MD 20670
United States


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