Rear Adm. Casey Moton
Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers
NDIA DVC Naval Nuclear Submarine and Aircraft Carrier Supplier Conference : State of the Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Program
Rear Adm. Casey Moton is a native of Woodbridge, Virginia. In 1991, he received a commission and a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a 1998 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the degrees of Naval Engineer and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
He qualified as a surface warfare officer while serving onboard USS Monterey (CG 61) as main propulsion assistant and anti-submarine warfare officer. In 2009, he deployed as an individual augmentee supporting Operation Enduring Freedom managing U.S. forces construction in Kabul for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.
As an engineering duty officer (EDO), Moton has served across all phases of surface ship design and shipbuilding. As an exchange officer, he served in Ottawa in the Future Ship Concepts office for the Royal Canadian Navy. He served in the Zumwalt-class program during preliminary and contract design. He has served at private shipyards at the Navy Supervisors of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIPs), qualifying as an EDO while at SUPSHIP Pascagoula, Mississippi, and later leading the SUPSHIP detachment at Marinette, Wisconsin, as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program manager’s representative. At the Pentagon, he twice served in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Ships), including as the chief of staff.
He has led two major defense acquisition programs. From 2014 to 2016, he served as major program manager, LCS Mission Modules. From 2016 to 2019, as the Arleigh Burke-class major program manager, he led the team that delivered the first five ships after restart of production and placed an additional 12 ships under contract, including the first Flight III destroyers.As a flag officer, Moton served from May 2019 to June 2023 as Program Executive Officer, Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC). During his command, PEO USC awarded the shipbuilding contract and began construction of the Constellation-class Frigates. The PEO USC team also achieved initial operational capability of the Mine Countermeasures Mission Package, including the Navy’s first unmanned surface vehicle.
He assumed duties as Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers in July 2023.