Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office

Col. Victor Argobright U.S. Marine Corps

Program Manager STUAS

Col. Victor Argobright, is the program manager for the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems program office (PMA-263).

A native of Ohio, Argobright  was commissioned in May 1994 upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. 

Following flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Argobright completed his initial training in the AH-1W Cobra at Marine Light Helicopter Attack Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303. He was then assigned to HMLA-267 in Camp Pendleton, California in June 1997. While with the “Stingers,” Argobright deployed with HMM-364 (Reinforced) as part of the 13th MEU(SOC) and to Okinawa, Japan for the Unit Deployment Program.  

Argobright was selected for Naval Test Pilot School in 2001. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 as a developmental test pilot and AH-1Z Platform Coordinator on the H-1 Upgrades integrated test team during the program’s engineering and manufacturing development phase.   

In 2006, Argobright received orders to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 29 where he served briefly as director of safety and standardization prior to joining HMLA- 269. While with the “Gunrunners,” Argobright deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Argobright was designated as an aviation acquisition professional in January 2009.  

Argobright was assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 in 2006 as the H-1 Operational Test Lead. During this tour, he led the successful planning and execution of the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the AH-1Z Viper.    

He transitioned to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 2011 to serve as the AH-1W/Z Deputy Program Manager at PMA-276 where he led the execution of AH-1 cost, schedule, performance, production, and fleet sustainment activities. In recognition for his efforts, Argobright was named as the 2012 MCAA John Glenn Squadron Acquisition Officer of the Year.  

In July 2014, he was assigned as the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program deputy program manager. Following this tour, Argobright served as the military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. 

Argobright most recently served as the commander officer, DCMA Bell Textron from July 2017 to June 2020.  

He holds a master’s degree in national resource strategy from The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. His personal decorations include Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, Air Medal with Combat V and Strike/Flight Numeral Nine, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star. 


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United States


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