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Commander Jeffrey McGrady is a native of Alliance, Ohio. He received his commission in 1998 from the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography. He was designated a Naval Aviator in September 2000 and completed Fleet Replacement Training in the SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawk helicopter at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS-10), Naval Air Station North Island, California.

Commander McGrady’s operational tours include Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR (HS-4) “Black Knights” as the NATOPS Officer and Safety Department Head, Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) as the Helicopter Operations Officer and Flight Hour Program Manager, and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE (HSC-12) “Golden Falcons” as the Tactics/Training, Operations and Maintenance Officer. During these tours he completed three deployments aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, and NEW DAWN.

Commander McGrady's shore assignments include Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Pacific (HSCWEPSCOLPAC) where he served as a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI), the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he was a graduate of the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS) and awarded a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the Joint Staff J-3 Operations Directorate, where he served as an Executive Assistant and Operations Officer in the Pentagon to the Vice Deputy Director for Regional Operations and Force Management (J-35).

Commander McGrady is a graduate of the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI) course in Fallon, Nevada and also holds a Master's Degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. He has accumulated over 2,200 flight hours, primarily in the SH-60F, HH-60H, and MH-60S Armed Helicopter. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Single Strike/Flight), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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