Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program

Program Office Description
Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program Office (PMA-273) was chartered to develop a rigorous, diverse, carrier-capable Naval Flight Training System where student pilots and Undergraduate Military Flight Officers (UMFOs) acquire mission-critical aviation skills necessary to carry out current and future missions of the United States Navy.

The acquisition, development and maintenance of six trainer aircraft fall under the purview of the program office for its customer, the Chief of Naval Aviation Training (CNATRA). Those aircraft are: T-45 Goshawk, T-6/JPATS Texan II, T-44 Pegasus, T-34 Turbomentor, TH-57 Sea Ranger and TH-73A, as well as the UMFO program. These aircraft and programs also include related simulator suites, academic materials, computer-based training integration systems, and contractor logistics support.

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Captain Holly Shoger, USN

Program Manager, Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program

Captain Holly Shoger assumed command of Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems (PMA-273) in March 2020.

A native of Renton, Washington, Captain Shoger graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1998. She was commissioned in the United States Navy in 1998 at the University of Washington Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Seattle. She enrolled in flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120, Norfolk, Virginia, in 2000. 

Her first assignment was with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 Wallbangers, located at Point Mugu, California, where she deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as First Lieutenant and Assistant Aircraft Division Officer. Additionally, Shoger deployed aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Electronics Warfare Officer, Tactics Officer, NFO Training Officer and Quality Assurance Officer.

In 2004, Shoger was selected to the United States Naval Test Pilot School. Upon graduating with Class 127, she reported as the E-2C Project Officer, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 for the testing of E-2C mission systems. Her flight testing projects included electronic surveillance measures, system configuration set 5, airborne automated digital network system, tactical information services, advanced control indicator set upgrade, and communication navigation surveillance/automated traffic management.

In 2007, Shoger reported to E-2/C-2 Airborne Command and Control Systems Program Office (PMA-231) as the E-2C Avionics System Project Officer (ASPO). In addition to her role as the ASPO, she filled the roles of Deputy Class Desk and Mission Planning Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead. Following her time at PMA-231, Captain Shoger took over the duties as the Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer Community Manager where she managed the career development of 320 officers.

In December 2012, Shoger returned to PMA-231 where she served as the Deputy Program Manager for Sustainment and Modifications with responsibility for E-2C, E-2D and C-2A platforms. Her efforts supported the declaration of Initial Operational Capability for E-2D and first deployment as well as continued upgrades and sustainment efforts for the E-2C and C-2A. In April 2015, Shoger reported to Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290) where she served as the P-8A Increment 3 IPT Lead until 2018. Shoger’s most recent assignment was with Precision Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA-201) as the Director of International Programs for Precision Strike Weapons. 

Captain Shoger completed her Masters of Science degree in Technical Management with an emphasis in Project Management from Johns Hopkins University. Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three Gold Stars), Air Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Combat V and three Gold Stars).

Program Manager Platforms

T-6, T-45, T-44 Trainers

Location

47123 Buse Road, Bldg 2272, Rm 454
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547
United States

PAO

Connie Hempel