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New Heads Selected for NAVAIR Unmanned Office and Naval Research

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Rear Adm. Mark Darrah. US Navy Photo

Rear Adm. Mark Darrah. US Navy Photo

Rear Adm. Mathias Winter will relinquish his role as the U.S. Navy’s top unmanned aircraft development officer to Rear Adm. Mark Darrah.

Darrah, who was recently selected for his second star, will be appointed as the new program executive officer for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) later this year.

Darrah is currently serving as the commander of Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division. He also serves concurrently as the assistant commander for Research and Engineering at NAVAIR.

Winter, who has been selected to receive his second star, will be assigned as chief of Naval Research. He will also be assigned as the director of innovation, technology requirements, and test and evaluation in Arlington, Va.

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Sam LaGrone is the USNI Online Editor at the U.S. Naval Institute.
He was formerly the U.S. Maritime Correspondent for the Washington D.C. bureau of Jane’s Defence Weekly and Jane’s Navy International. In his role he covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
Sam is a 2003 graduate of Virginia Military Institute.