Bogdan congratulated Martin on her new position in a Thursday statement.
"Since 2013, we worked together on the F-35 program to deliver a world-class weapons system to the warfighter and improve government and contractor relations," Bogdan said. "I know she'll continue to succeed in her new position."
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As head of Lockheed's F-35 team, Babione has a tough mandate. He will lead development, production and sustainment efforts across the three F-35 variants as the Pentagon begins to ramp up production. Babione will be tasked with supporting planned initial operational capability of the US Air Force plane in 2016, and the Navy's variant in 2018.
Fred Ross, the current vice president for supply chain management, will become the new F-35 program deputy, Johnson said.
Bogdan also praised Babione's work.
"For the past three years Jeff Babione has served as Lorraine's deputy. He has the skills and leadership necessary to continue the advancements we're making in the F-35 program," Bogdan said. "Our team looks forward to working with Jeff and his new deputy, Fred Ross, in their new roles."