DoD Appoints Skeen Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition – MeriTalk

The Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed Tanya Skeen Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition [ASD(A)].

Skeen comes to ASD(A) from the DoD’s F-35 Joint Program office, where she served as the executive director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, also known as the Lightning II program.

“What a bittersweet moment for me! F-35 is the most amazing and impactful program in the world, delivered by the best team I’ve had the honor to work with,” Skeen said on LinkedIn. “The F-35 fighters and our American and allied teammates owe a debt of gratitude to this incredible group of professionals at the Joint Program Office.”

Previously, Skeen served as program director for the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies office; Deputy Director of Test and Evaluation, Air Force Headquarters; and Program Director and Chief Engineer in the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

“Many thanks to my outgoing Executive Director, Tanya Skeen, as she leaves the F-35 Joint Program Office after an exceptionally successful 3.5-year tour,” Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, Program Executive Director and program director at the F-35 Joint Program Office, said in a farewell Publish for Skeen on LinkedIn. “You led change for our people and for our program…and we are in a better place today because of your efforts.”

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