Captain Dan Covelli, Commanding Officer
A 1994 graduate of S.U.N.Y. Maritime College with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering, CAPT Covelli received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1997. After completing initial EA-6B Prowler training with the “Vikings” of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129, he joined the “Rooks” of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 and deployed onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in support of Operation Southern Watch. In 2001, CAPT Covelli received follow on orders to Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 as an FRS instructor where he served as the EA-6B Night Vision Goggle Model Manager.
Captain Tim James, Executive Officer
Before reporting to NAWCTSD, CAPT James served as the Deputy Program Manager for Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System (DPM for UMCS) for PEO(U&W)/PMA-268’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program. As DPM he led a Government-led development and integration effort including, Unmanned Air Warfare Control Centers, control stations, C4I systems, and coordination of all MQ-25 capabilities across system segments (CVN, C2/sensor, air vehicle) and stakeholders. Prior to UMCS, CAPT James was the Lead Systems Integrator responsible for cross-IPT / cross-program / test / training / advanced development / SYSCOM efforts for PMA-268 Unmanned Carrier Aviation.