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CPRW-11 Deputy Commodore  

CAPT Craig Mattingly of Austin, Kentucky, enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an aviation anti-submarine warfare operator in 1987. He is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University, Fort Lesley McNair, Washington, D.C. and is joint qualified.

Mattingly was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) after earning his Wings of Gold in 1997.  His operational Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance (MPR) tours include Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, Brunswick, Maine; VP-26, Brunswick, Maine; and command of VP-9, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Additional operational tours include Flag Aide to Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet / Commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO / Commander, Joint Command Lisbon, N5 Theater Security Cooperation Officer; Aide to the Commander, Naval Forces Europe / Commander, Allied Joint Force Command; and N3 Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer for Commander, Task Force 72, Misawa, Japan.
His shore tours include NFO instructor and Fleet NATOPS Evaluator with VP-30 Fleet Replacement Squadron and MPR Training Systems integrated product team lead for P-8A, P-3C and EP-3 training systems with Naval Aviation Training Systems program, PMA-205, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.
Mattingly has accumulated more than 3,600 flight hours in the P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft. His personal decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal and numerous campaign and service awards.