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 Commanding Officer 


CDR David W. Stallworth


Commander David W. Stallworth, a native of Summerdale, AL, graduated in 1992 from Florida State University with degrees in Business Management and received a Master in Education in 1994 prior to reporting to Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola.  CDR Stallworth would complete primary flight training with VT-27 and intermediate/advance helicopter training with HT-8 and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1997.  After finishing his training in the MH-53E, he reported to the “Blackhawks” of HM-15 in Corpus Christi, TX, where he deployed to the Mediterranean in support of operations in both Albania and Kosovo.  During his tour at HM-15, he was the assistant Admin Officer, Flight Operations Officer, NATOPS Officer and was designated as both a NATOPS and Airborne Mine Countermeasures Instructor Pilot.

In 2001, CDR Stallworth reported to the HMT-303 to be designated as HH-1N pilot prior to his arrival a Coastal System Station, Panama City, FL where he was assigned to the Test and Evaluation Aviation Unit.  While assigned to the Aviation Unit, CDR Stallworth was the unit’s Quality Assurance Officer, and also served as the aviation unit’s liaison to both AMCM and OAMCM programs.  CDR Stallworth was the liaison to AN/AQS-24 sonar system program and the AN/ASQ-232 mine neutralization system program. 

In 2003, he reported to Mine Countermeasures Squadron One as the AMCM tactics officer and assistant Operations Officer.  While at Mine Countermeasures Squadron One, CDR Stallworth became the staff’s Korean expert, were he was the lead MCM planner for 5 major exercise as well the MCM lead for operational planning. During his staff tour CDR Stallworth earned his TAO qualification.

 Following MH-53E refresher training with the Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapon System Training School in Norfolk, VA, he reported to HM-15 where he severed as the MCM Officer, Training Officer, Safety Office, and the Operations Officer.  He also served as the Officer in Charge of three squadron detachments.  During his time as the squadron’s Operations Officer, the squadron was awarded the Battle Efficiency award for 2009.

 Following his Department Head tour in 2009, CDR Stallworth was selected to attend the United States Air Force Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB.  During the year long curriculum CDR Stallworth earned a second Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art and Science, as well as, his Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 credit.  CDR Stallworth earned his JPME Phase 2 from the Joint Forces Staff College.  CDR Stallworth was selected for command in 2010.  He reported aboard Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapon System Training School (AWSTS) in Norfolk, VA in August 2011 as Executive Officer (XO). 

 Following his tour at AWSTS, CDR Stallworth reported aboard Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FOURTEEN in Norfolk, VA in October 2012 as Executive Officer.   He has logged almost 2,000 flight in MH-53E hours and his awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as numerous unit awards.  CDR Stallworth is married to Shannon and has two daughters Nicole and Shelby.