Privatization of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Indianapolis
By: William Lucyshyn, Jeffrey R Cuskey, Jonathan Roberts
It was just another day in the office for Steve Carberry, the Executive Director for Contracts at the Naval Air Systems Command (known as NAVAIR), when Carberry’s boss, NAVAIR’s Commander, Vice Admiral John Lockard, asked to see him. Lockard was known for tackling tough issues, and this time he wanted to enlist Carberry’s support for his latest challenge. Lockard asked Carberry to head a NAVAIR team tasked with exploring the feasibility of privatizing the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Indianapolis (NAWC- ADI). As Carberry researched his new assignment, he began to appreciate that NAWC-ADI had a complicated but fascinating history.