JEFFREY J. NOLAN
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY
CDR Nolan is a native of Burlington, Massachusetts. He graduated from Pepperdine University in 1992 and received his commission through UCLA NROTC in 1993. He was designated as a Naval Aviator in 1995.
CDR Nolan reported to the "Golden Falcons" of HS-2, flying the SH-60F and HH-60H. He completed two deployments onboard USS CONSTELLATION in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, as well as other contingency operations.
Following his intial fleet tour, he was selected as an FRS Instructor Pilot and assigned to HS-10. During his instructor tour, he held the positions of Legal Officer, Curriculum Officer, Assistant Training Officer, and was selected for transition to Full Time Support (FTS) Officer.
In 2002, he transferred to HCS-5 "Firehawks." HCS-5 was mobilized to support OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and deployed to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, in support of Joint Special Operations Aviation Command, Arabian Peninsula. During this tour, he deployed three times to Iraq in support of HCS-5 and HCS-4 Special Operations missions.
In 2005, he was assigned to Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF), where he served as CNAF Readiness Officer. Following his CNAF tour, he transferred to HSC-3 "merlins," serving as the Training Officer. In 2010, he transferred to Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, Pacific (CHSCWP). During his assignment at CHSCWP, he filled the duties of Operational Support Officer, Administrative Officer, Operations Officer, and Chief Staff Officer. He checked on board HSC-3 in June of 2012 as Executive Officer.
CDR Nolan has over 3,000 flight hours and his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Combat Action Medal, and various unit awards.