Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Program

The Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Program Office (PMA-264) plays a critical role in developing, acquiring and sustaining airborne ASW systems and sensor requirements for the Fleet, the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program office, the H-60 Helicopter program office, the Persistent Maritime and the Unmanned Aerial Systems program office, and the Navy and Marine Corps Multi-mission Tactical Unmanned Air Systems program office.


Capt. Daniel P. Papp, U.S. Navy

Program Manager, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Program

Capt. Daniel Papp is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology.  Following two years of enlisted Naval service, he received his commission through the Officer Candidate School and was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in February 1998.

Operationally, he served in Patrol Squadron FORTY (VP-40) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, WA from 1998 to 2002, where he completed one SEVENTH Fleet and two FIFTH Fleet deployments and served as the Aviation and Armament Division Officer, NFO Training Officer, P-3C Mission Commander and Instructor NFO.

Following his first sea tour, he served with the P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron as the Weapons and Tactics Unit Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Subject (ISR) Matter Expert, AGM-84H (Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response) Fleet Introduction Team Lead and achieved designation as an Air Combat Training Continuum Level V Orion Weapons and Tactics Instructor.

In April 2004, he reported to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, where he served as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer and V-3 Division Officer.  

In October 2005, he reported to Naval Personnel Command, where he served as the Patrol Squadron (VP) Shore Detailer.  During this tour, he deployed as an Individual Augmentee and flew as an Airborne ISR Systems Officer in support of a Joint Special Operations Taskforce. 

In June 2007, he reported to the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, where he received his Master of Science degree in Military Operations and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I.  

In September 2008, he reported to Special Projects Patrol Squadron TWO (VPU-2), where he served as the Tactics Officer, Training Officer, Operations Officer and Detachment Officer-in-Charge. Additionally, he served as an Instructor Sensor Coordinator and Mission Commander.  

In December 2010, he reported to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), where he served as the P-8A Poseidon Assistant Program Manager (Training Systems) and successfully led the effort to stand up the P-8A Integrated Training Center at NAS Jacksonville, FL.  

In September 2012, he departed NAVAIR for transition training in the P-8A Poseidon and in May 2014, assumed command of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) where his WAR EAGLES successfully completed the first P-8A deployment and received the Captain Arnold Jay Isbell Trophy for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Excellence. 

Following his command tour, he returned to NAVAIR to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290), where he served as the P-8A Current Development and Modification Team Lead.  

In March 2016, he reported to the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-262), where he served as the MQ-4C Triton Integrated Product Team Lead, leading the team through Milestone C, Low-Rate Initial Production, first fleet aircraft delivery, Triton Multi-Intelligence Critical Design Review and preparations for Triton Early Operational Capability.  

Papp reported to Air ASW Systems Program Office (PMA-264) as the Program Manager in July 2019.

He holds Level III Acquisition Certification in Program Management. Awards include, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (10 Strike/Flight), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal and other Unit Awards.


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