Sean R. Liedman
CAPT Sean Liedman was raised in Kimball, Minnesota and graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He graduated with distinction from the Naval War College in 2002 with a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University during the 2010-11 academic year.
CAPT Liedman was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1993. After initial training in the P-3C “Orion”, his first fleet assignment was with the “Pelicans” of VP-45, where he completed three overseas deployments and was selected as the COMPATWING-11 “NFO of the Year” in 1996. Subsequent flying tours include Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Duty with “The Pro’s Nest” of VP-30; a department head tour with the “Old Buzzards” of VPU-1, and as the 61st Commanding Officer of the “Fighting Tigers” of VP-8.
Staff tours include duty as the Aide/Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Carrier Group ONE; Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command; and P-3C/P-8A Requirements Officer in the Air Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff.
CAPT Liedman currently serves as the 54th Commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN (CPRW-11).
CAPT Liedman has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (W/ Combat “V” and 3 Strike/Flight), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various unit and campaign awards.
He and his wife Mary reside in Jacksonville, Florida with their daughter Grace (12). Their son Luke attends the University of Maine and son Jake is a freshman at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.