Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Air) Wikipedia
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air Programs (DASN (Air)) is a civilian office in the United States Department of the Navy. The DASN (Air) reports to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, and serves as the principal adviser to the Assistant Secretary on issues involving aircraft, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched weapons and other airborne systems.
The DASN monitors and advises the assistant secretary on programs managed by the Naval Air Systems Command; tactical aircraft programs; air anti-submarine programs; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; the Joint Strike Fighter and other programs. The DASN makes programmatic and technical development recommendations; conducts independent studies; and analyzes industry capability for production and repair of aircraft.
The current DASN (Air) is Gary Kessler.