EXECUTIVE OFFICER: COMMANDER IAN D. HAWLEY
Commander Ian Hawley is a native of Seattle, Washington. He attended the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and received his commission in May 1997. Commander Hawley also holds a Master’s Degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.
Commander Hawley began flight training in Pensacola, Florida in the winter of 1997 and received his Wings of Gold in Corpus Christi, Texas in October 1999. After receiving his wings, he was immediately assigned as a Selectively Retained Graduate (SERGRAD) flight instructor at Training Squadron TWENTY SEVEN flying the T-34C Turbo Mentor in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Following his SERGRAD tour in April 2001, he reported to the P-3C Orion Fleet Replacement Squadron in Jacksonville, Florida and on completion, reported to the “War Eagles” of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN in March 2002. With the War Eagles, he deployed to the European and Central Command theaters of operations where he conducted Anti- Submarine Warfare and Combat Support missions for the Theater Commanders.
In 2006 he transferred to the “Lone Star Express” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FIVE NINE at Naval Air Station Fort Worth, flying the C-40A Clipper. Shortly after arriving, he was assigned in 2007 as an Individual Augmentee to the United States Army in Baghdad, Iraq. In Baghdad he assisted the US Army as an Electronic Warfare Officer and Force Generation Officer for Joint Crew Composite Squadron ONE with the mission of defeating Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices. Upon returning to the “Lone Star Express” in 2008, he conducted logistics missions around the globe in support of every Combatant Commander until his transfer in 2010.
Commander Hawley’s staff tours include the Navy Personnel Command at NSA Millington, TN in 2005 where he served as the General Aviation Detailer and Assistant Aviation Officer Community Manager, and The Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve in Washington D.C from 2010 to 2012, where he served as the Director for Reserve Flag Matters.
Commander Hawley is married and has four children. His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and service citations.