Captain Boyles, a native of Mount Prospect, IL, was commissioned through the University of Illinois NROTC program in 1986, where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics. He was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1988.
Captain Boyles flew the SH-2F Seasprite during his initial sea assignment in HSL-35 and made two deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean in USS SIDES (FFG 14) and USS REASONER (FF 1063). Captain Boyles then transferred to HSL-41 in February 1992, where he transitioned to SH-60B Seahawk and served as an Instructor Pilot in the Fleet Replacement Squadron.
In September 1994, Captain Boyles reported to USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), located at Naval Station San Diego, where he served as Air Boss and deployed to the Central Pacific and Persian Gulf. During this tour Captain Boyles earned his Officer of the Deck (Underway) and Surface Warfare Officer Qualifications.
In June 1999, Captain Boyles returned to San Diego, California, and reported to HSL-47 where he served as Safety Officer, Operations Officer and completed a Caribbean Counter Narcotics deployment as Officer-in-Charge of Detachment SIX in USS DOYLE (FFG 39).
In September 2004, he returned to HSL-47 as Executive Officer and on December 8, 2006 he took command of the Saberhawks. During this tour the Saberhawks won the coveted Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award, the Lockheed Martin Superior HSL Maintenance Award and the CAPT Arnold J. Isbell award for tactical excellence. In addition, the Saberhawks participated in Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts while supporting two USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Strike Group deployments.
His shore assignments included tours to the Director Assessments Division (N81) on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Requirements, and Assessment) and to NORAD and USNORTHERN Command Interagency Liaison Office in Washington D.C.
Captain Boyles holds a Masters Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
Captain Boyles’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), as well as various service, unit and campaign awards.
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