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Pat Mason, deputy program executive officer for aviation, hosted the Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office change of charter ceremony Sept. 30 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Col. John Vannoy, relinquished his responsibilities to Col. Tim McDonald after serving as the project manager for the past 26 months.

Mason highlighted Vannoy’s numerous accomplishments during his tenure as the project manager. He discussed MASPO deliveries of 108 non-Program of Record rotary-wing aircraft to our allies and support to 26 countries worldwide. Mason added that MASPO was recognized as the 2018 Project Office Team of the Year by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and that Vannoy led MASPO in winning the Army Operational Analysis award.

Then Mason welcomed McDonald highlighting his previous assignments and experiences that make him uniquely qualified to become the project manager.

Vannoy expressed gratitude to the MASPO team for their efforts and accomplishments and thanked his wife, Pam, for her support. He will be transitioning to retirement.

McDonald comes to MASPO from the PEO Aviation headquarters where he was responsible for all aviation matters within Afghanistan. He has previous service with MASPO that dates back to his time as a major. In accepting the MASPO charter, McDonald said he was honored to again be a part of the organization, and looks forward to leading an organization that has a global impact.

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