Commander Dresden is a native of Bloomingdale, MI and a 1996 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He was designated a naval aviator in July 1999.
Dresden’s sea tours include various jobs in Sea Control Squadron 24, Strike Fighter Squadron 195 as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan and Strike Fighter Squadron 37 onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) respectively.
Ashore, Dresden served as the Chairman, Military Committee Maritime Standardization Board and Senior Staff Officer of the Naval Branch, NATO Standardization Agency, NATO Headquarters. While serving here, Dresden earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Dresden has flown in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
His personal awards are attributed to the outstanding people he has worked with during his various tours.
CDR Dresden is married to the former Colleen Peake of Crofton, Maryland. They have three sons, Tyler, Will, and Kai.