Naval Power and Force Projection

Summer 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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NP&FP had the opportunity to speak with Brig. Gen. Greg Masiello, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Opera- tions, regarding the state of NAVAIR's Air 6.0 resource financial manager for depot maintenance and repair parts procurement for the U.S. Navy's aircraft fleet. Interview conducted by Kevin Hunter NP&FP Editor NP&FP: Please speak to your role as Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Assistant Commander of Logistics and Industrial Operations (Air 6.0). Brig. Gen. Masiello: As Air 6.0, I am responsible for providing acquisition and in-service support of all naval aviation programs. This includes the resources needed to develop, plan and integrate logistics support functions required to maintain the readiness and operational capability of weapon systems and subsystems. Air 6.0, one of eight competencies (or communities of practice) within NAVAIR, is the resource financial manager for Aircraft Depot Maintenance and Aircraft Spares and Repair Parts Procurement accounts. Through our Air 6.0 resource managers and NAVAIR Cor- porate Operations and Total Force competency (Air 7.0) business and financial managers, we develop, coordinate and monitor budget devel- opment and budget execution of our enabler accounts such as Aircraft Spares and Repair Parts Procurement (APN-6), Aviation Technical Data and Engineering Services (1A3A), Air Systems Support (1A4N), Avia- tion Depot Maintenance (1A5A), Aviation Depot Operations Support (1A6A), Aviation Logistics (1A9A) and Equipment Maintenance (1C7C). Brigadier General Masiello is the Assistant Commander for Logistics & Industrial Operations, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD. Of Linthicum MD, Masiello was commissioned in May 1987 from the United States Naval Academy. After Basic School, he reported to Flight School at NAS Pensacola. In October 1989, Brigadier General Masiello was designated a Naval Aviator and assigned to HMT-303 for UH-1N Fleet Replacement Training. Upon completion, assigned to HMLA-267, he deployed to Okinawa, and subsequently to the Philippines in support of MAGTF(C) 4-90. Following MAWTS-1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor course, Brigadier General Masiello deployed with HMM-164 (REIN), 13th MEU (SOC), supporting Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Post Amphibious Warfare School in May 1995, Brigadier General Masi- ello served at Officers Candidate School, and reported to HMX-1 in August 1995; served as UH-1N Division Head and Operational Test Director, Plans Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, Presidential Command Pilot, and Marine One Pilot. In May 1999, Brigadier General Masiello reported for duty as Staff Secretary to 1st MAW Commanding General, in Okinawa. In March 2000, he went to Naval Postgraduate School for advanced acquisition study, graduating with a Master of Science degree in Management, with "Distinction" and as a RADM McClellan Award for academic excellence recipient. From June 2002 until May 2006, Brigadier General Masiello served as VH Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering and as Deputy Program Manager, Presidential Helicopter Replacement (VXX/VH-71) Program in Presidential Helicopters Program Office - PMA-261/274. In May 2006, reassigned to V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275), he served as MV Deputy Program Manager and Director, Weapons Systems Integration until August 2007. He then reported to National Defense University, for the Senior Acquisition Course at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served as Deputy Program Executive Officer, Air ASW, Assault and Special Mis- sion Programs for Operations from June 2008 through July 2009. Brigadier General Masiello served as V-22 Joint Program Manager, PMA-275, from August 2009 to July 2013. He served as Senior Mili- tary Assistant to Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Tech- nology and Logistics, from July 2013 to August 2014. From August 2014 to November 2015, he served as F-35 Joint Program Director of Follow-on Development. Brigadier General Masiello assumed his current position as the Assistant Commander for Logistics & Indus- trial Operations, Naval Air Systems Command in November 2015. MAXIMIZING AIR READINESS THROUGH FISCAL STEWARDSHIP Brig. Gen. Gregory L. Masiello Assistant Commander for Logistics & Industrial Operations U.S. Naval Air Systems Command LOGISTICS LEADER www.tacticaldefensemedia.com NP&FP and DoD P&E | Summer 2017 | 29

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