Commander Alcorn graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1998, began flight training in January of 1999 and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 2000. He earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006 and graduated from Marine Corps University Command and Staff College in 2013.
Upon completion of H-46D Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in June 2001, Commander Alcorn reported to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron SIX (HC 6), Naval Air Station Norfolk, VA, for his initial sea tour. Between 2001 and 2003 Commander Alcorn deployed aboard USS SEATTLE (AOE 3), USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20), and USS NASSAU (LHA 4) serving as a Division Officer and Assistant Operations Officer .
Subsequent sea duty assignments include a tour as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74), where he served as the V-2 Division Officer and qualified as Shooter and Assistant Air Officer while deployed twice in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. His Department Head tour was with the Dragon slayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron ELEVEN, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. He deployed twice on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), including her final deployment in 2012, while serving as the squadron’s Administration Officer and Operations Officer.
Prospective Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO EIGHT
Ashore, Commander Alcorn served as an MH-60S Fleet Replacement Squadron instructor pilot and as the Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific Search and Rescue Evaluator at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE (HSC 3), Naval Air Station North Island, CA. In 2013 he was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic serving as the Expeditionary Helicopter Liaison Officer, Manama, Bahrain.
He has flown over 2500 flight hours in the CH-46D, MH-60S, and H-60F/H. His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards.