Captain David W. Bouvé
Captain Bouvé is a 1989 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1990 and has flown the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter throughout his career.
His previous sea duty assignments include his initial squadron tour with the HSL-46 Grandmasters; Assistant Air Operations Officer in USS NASSAU (LHA-4); and Detachment Officer in Charge and Operations Officer with the HSL-42 Proud Warriors. As Officer in Charge of HSL-42 Detachment Two in USS LEYTE GULF (CG-55), he deployed with Carrier Strike Group Eight in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He and one of his crews were selected as the Naval Helicopter Association 2001 Embarked Aircrew of the Year. Captain Bouvé served as the Executive Officer and thirteenth Commanding Officer of the HSL-51 Warlords in Atsugi, Japan. He was the Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet recipient of the Navy and Marine Association peer-selected leadership award for 2008.
His shore assignments include Officer Programs Recruiter at NRD Nashville; FRS Instructor Pilot, CNAL NATOPS Evaluator and Training Officer at HSL-40; HSL/HS Placement Officer, Assistant Captain Detailer and Helicopter Commander Detailer in Navy Personnel Command PERS-43; and Branch Chief in U.S. NORTHCOM Standing Joint Force Headquarters.
Captain Bouvé holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Doctoral Certificate in Public Administration from Northcentral University, and received his JPME through the Air Command and Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College.
In July 2011, Captain Bouvé reported to Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet and assumed command on 28 September 2012.