Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Master Chief
CDR Dewon M. Chaney
Commander Chaney was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Following high school, he enlisted in the Navy and was selected to attend the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program following basic training. He earned his commission via the NROTC program at Morehouse College in the summer of 1998. After receiving his wings in July 2000, he reported to HC-3 in San Diego for H-46 fleet replacement training.
Commander Chaney’s sea duty assignments include a split tour flying the H-46/MH-60S with HC-5 in Guam and another tour flying the MH-60S with HSC-25 also in Guam. In addition, he completed a disassociated sea tour as a "Shooter," onboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. Throughout his sea tours, he made deployments to the Western Pacific, Arabian Gulf, Iraq, and the Mediterranean.
Commander Chaney's shore tours include Flag Aide to the 53rd Chief of Naval Personnel. He served his second shore tour at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and his third shore tour as the Helicopter Sea Assignments officer in Millington, Tennessee.
Commander Chaney has undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. His personal awards include the Strike/Flight Air Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), the Army Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and several unit and service awards.