Air-to-Air Missiles Program

Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259) is responsible for the acquisition, development and sustainment of air-to-air missile systems.


Captain E. Campbell, USN

Program Manager, Air-to-Air Missiles Program

Captain E. Campbell is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1997. In 1998, he reported for his initial fleet tour with the “Dragonfires” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 29 as training and readiness and electronic warfare officer, deploying on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and flying sorties in support of combat Operations Southern Watch, and Desert Fox.

From 2001 to 2003, Campbell attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management. After transitioning to the F-14B Tomcat, he joined the “Red Rippers” of Fighter Squadron (VF) 11 in 2004, deploying aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) and flying combat sorties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning from deployment, the “Rippers” transitioned to the F/A-18 F Super Hornet where he completed all qualifications and was designated a Strike Fighter Mission Commander.

He was designated as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer in 2007 and served as the Officer in Charge of Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific’s Okinawa Detachment until 2010. His Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) program management assignments include Integrated Product Team lead for F/A-18 Hornet, Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler (Communications, Navigation, and Identification (CNI) systems from 2010 to 2012, and Deputy Program Manager for the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) from 2012 to 2015, where he successfully directed the integration and flight test of the US Navy’s first Network Enabled Weapon. In 2015, Campbell was assigned to the staff of the Commander, NAVAIR, at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, as the Proficiency Optimization Lead. In 2016, he returned to the F/A-18 Hornet, Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler Program Office (PMA-265) as the Deputy Program Manager for Mission Systems.

In October 2018, Campbell became the program manager for PMA-259.

Campbell has accumulated over 1,800 flight hours in the F/A-18F Super Hornet, F-14B Tomcat, S-3B Viking, and multiple other fixed-wing aircraft. His decorations include three Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit and service awards.


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