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 a degree in Naval Engineer and a 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 from 1992 to 1995. In 2009, he deployed as an individual augmentee supporting Operation Enduring Freedom managing U.S. forces facilities 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 DDG 1000 Program Office (PMS 500) during preliminary and contract design for the class. He has served at private shipyards at Navy Supervisors of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIPs), initially qualifying as an EDO at SUPSHIP Pascagoula, Mississippi. He later led the SUPSHIP Detachment, Marinette, Wisconsin, as 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 chief of staff.
He has led two major Defense Acquisition Programs. From 2014 to 2016 he served as major program manager (MPM), LCS Mission Modules (PMS 420), leading development and testing of mission packages for surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare. From 2016 to 2019 he led as MPM of the DDG 51 Program. During his tour, PMS 400D delivered the first five ships after restart of DDG 51 production, and placed an additional 12 ships under contract, including the first Flight III Destroyers.
On May 3, 2019, he assumed command of Program Executive Office, Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC). PEO USC is responsible for acquisition and sustainment of the Navy’s expanding family of unmanned maritime systems, mine warfare systems, and small surface combatants.
Moton’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and various other personal, service, campaign, and unit awards.