Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

PMA-266 is NAVAIR's Program office for Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Responsible to Program Executive Office, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, the program office has cognizance over the MQ-9 Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Expeditionary (MUX) Family of Systems (ACAT II) program and the MQ-8 Fire Scout program. The program office is also responsible for emerging group 4 and 5 vertical lift platforms.

Capt. Dennis Monagle, U.S. Navy

Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Capt. Monagle is the program manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems program office (PMA-266) in March 2022.  He is a native of Athens, Georgi and graduated from Indiana University in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in applied science. He earned his master's degree in management from the University of Maryland and was designated a naval aviator in May 2000 where he has accumulated nearly 2000 flight hours in various Navy aircraft.

Monagle’s operational career includes two tours with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) first as an airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) Mission Commander, and later as a department head and the maintenance officer.  As ship’s company, Capt. Monagle served in the air department as the V-2 division officer and as a catapult and arresting gear officer (“Shooter”) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).  He also commanded the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15) in Norfolk, Virginia.

His shore assignments include the MH-53E Fleet Replacement Squadron as a flight instructor and evaluator. Monagle has completed multiple acquisition tours with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland. First, as an assistant program manager for systems engineering (AMPSE), followed later as the H-60 Sustainment Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leader.  He reported to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) in Fort Meade, Maryland to serve as military deputy PEO for Command and Control (C2). He led a team of Joint Service military members and DoD Civilians in modernizing C2 software systems for use by the joint services and coalition partners.  He returned to NAVAIR to serve as the deputy program manager for Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System (UMCS). 

Monagle is certified by the Project Management Institute as a project management and agile certified practitioner. He is a DoD-certified as an advanced practitioner in program management (Level III) and is designated as an acquisition professional. 


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