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Commodore  |  Deputy Commodore  Command Master Chief

Captain Mark S. Leavitt 




     Captain Leavitt, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.  In May 1993 he graduated from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Virginia Tech, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1996 and completed Fleet Replacement Training in the SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawk helicopter at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS 10), Naval Air Station North Island, California.
     Captain Leavitt’s operational tours include Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOURTEEN (HS 14) forward deployed to Japan, Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW 2), Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TWO (HS 2), Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIVE (HS 5), and Helicopter Mine Counter-Measures Squadron FIFTEEN (HM-15).  During these tours he was deployed aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62), USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69), and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72).  Captain Leavitt commanded HS-5 and HM-15.  He has accumulated nearly 4000 flight hours and is a May 2002 graduate of the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor course in Fallon, Nevada.
     Captain Leavitt’s shore assignments include the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he was awarded a Master's in National Security and Strategic studies, graduating with honors; and the NATO Headquarters of Allied Command Transformation, where he served as Special Assistant to the Commander and served serves as Military Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development.  Captain Leavitt reported to Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic as the Deputy Commodore in December 2014 and as the Commodore in May 2016.