Captain Dennis Monagle is a native of Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Indiana University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science. He earned his Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland. He was designated a Naval Aviator in May 2000. He has accumulated nearly 2000 flight hours in various Navy aircraft.
Captain Monagle’s operational tours include two tours with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FOURTEEN (HM-14) first as an Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) Mission Commander, and later as a Department Head and the Maintenance Officer. As ship’s company, Captain Monagle served in the Air Department as the V-2 Division Officer and as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer (“Shooter”) aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). Captain Monagle commanded the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIFTEEN (HM-15) in Norfolk, VA.
Captain Monagle’s shore assignments include the MH-53E Fleet Replacement Squadron as a Flight Instructor and Evaluator. Captain Monagle has completed multiple acquisition tours with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, first as an Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering (AMPSE), followed later as the H-60 Sustainment Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leader. He reported to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) in Fort Meade, MD to serve as Military Deputy PEO for Command and Control (C2). He led a team of Joint Service military members and DoD Civilians in modernizing C2 software systems for use by the Joint Services and Coalition Partners. He returned to NAVAIR to serve as the Deputy Program Manager for Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System (UMCS).
Captain Monagle is DAWIA certified as a Level III Program Manager. He is designated as an Acquisition Professional, and assumed command of the Multi-mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office in March of 2022.