Commander Alexander P. Solomon
United States Navy
Commander Alexander Perry “Whisper” Solomon is a native of Tybee Island, Georgia and a 1999 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his commission via the ROTC program. CDR Solomon was designated a Naval Aviator in 2002 and joined the Rough Raiders of VFA 125 in Lemoore, California for F/A-18 training.
In 2003, CDR Solomon joined the Marauders of VFA 82 flying the F/A-18C Hornet aboard MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. He deployed in 2003 and 2004 with CVW 1 in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and again in 2004 with CVW 2 in USS LINCOLN (CVN 72). In 2005, CDR Solomon reported to the VFA 106 Gladiators as an F/A-18 Instructor Pilot.
Completing his instructor tour in 2008, CDR Solomon reported to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, embarked in USS TRUMAN (CVN 75) for duty as Flag Lieutenant. After his aide tour, he attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia where he was a 2010 Distinguished Graduate and awarded a Master of Military Studies.
CDR Solomon reported to the Blacklions of VFA 213 in September 2010 as a Department Head flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet. There he served as the Administrative Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer. In March 2013, he reported to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium where he served as the Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Resources. CDR Solomon joined the Blue Blasters of VFA 34 as Executive Officer in November 2015. He became the Commanding Officer in March of 2017.
Commander Solomon has accumulated over 2,300 flight hours and 325 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike Flight Air Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal (3).