Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships stood up their newest program office, U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Boats and Craft (PMS 300) with a small ceremony, Oct 21.
PMS 300 was established to ensure programmatic resources are aligned to efficiently and effectively deliver capability to requirements after the current Support Ships, Boats and Craft Program Office (PMS 325) portfolio had grown significantly.
“The creation of this program has further empowered this hard-working team to get things done,” said PMS 300 Program Manager, Capt. Eric Felder, “I’m looking forward to working alongside this talented team of acquisition professionals as we navigate the growth of this new program to ensure collaboration and readiness with our domestic and allied partners remains strong.”
PMS 300 will be responsible for commercial-based naval acquisition of craft and boats for the Navy, other Dept. of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD customers. There will be three product line divisions, including Foreign Military Sales, Boats and Combatant Craft and Service Craft & Seaborne Targets, which will support all aspects of planning, budgeting, acquisition and life cycle management for boats and craft. Additionally, there will be two support divisions: Business and Financial Management and Integrated Logistics Support.
PMS 325 will be renamed the Auxiliary and Special Mission Shipbuilding Program Office and will oversee auxiliary ships and special mission ships including the T-AO 205, NGLS, T-ARC(X), T-ATS, T-AGS, NOAA NAV, and T-AGOS(X) class programs.
As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, boats and craft.