F/A-18 and EA-18G Program

The F/A-18 & EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) provides critical current and future capabilities in the form of total life cycle support management (cradle to grave) for the F/A-18A-D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler weapons systems.

PMA-265 is responsible for acquiring, delivering and sustaining the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft, ensuring mission success for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators, as well as international partners to include Australia, Canada, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Spain, and Switzerland.


Captain Jason M. Denney, USN

Program Manager, F/A-18 and EA-18G

Captain Jason Denney is a native of Pinedale, Wyoming, and a 1997 U.S. Naval Academy Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was designated as a Naval Flight Officer in January 1999 and received initial F-14B Tomcat Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) training with the “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 101 at NAS Oceana, Virginia, in March 2000.

Denney commanded the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 from April 2014 to July 2015 flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet while forward deployed to NAF Atsugi, Japan. He made three deployments with Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) on USS George Washington (CVN 73) where he conducted operations in 7th Fleet including support of Operation Damayan, a humanitarian response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Republic of the Philippines.

Denney’s other sea duty assignments include the Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 32 “Swordsmen” on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) from 2000 to 2002 flying combat missions in support of Operation Southern Watch in the F-14B Tomcat. In September of 2007, he reported as a Department Head to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, again deploying on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), this time flying numerous combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Denney’s shore assignments include the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) Cooperative Program, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, before proceeding to USNTPS at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 2004. He has served two tours with the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 “Dust Devils” at NAWS China Lake, California, first from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2010 to 2012 where he served as an F/A-18 Developmental Test Project Officer, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 Operations Department Head, the F/A-18 and EA-18G Advanced Weapons Laboratory Military Deputy and VX-31 Executive Officer.

In September 2015, he reported to Program Executive Office (Tactical Aircraft) F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) at NAS Patuxent River where he served as an Integrated Product Team Lead and Deputy Program Manager for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

Denney assumed responsibilities as Program Manager for the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) in July 2019.

In his 21 years of Naval Aviation, he has logged more than 2,900 hours in over 25 different types of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters including the F-14A/B, F-15E, F-16D, F/A-18B/D/F, and Mirage 2000D. His decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals (Strike/Flight), two Navy Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.


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