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 Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN 

United States Navy

Commander Troy Tartaglia is a native of Elko, Nevada, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 2000, and was awarded a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida in 2008. 

A career naval aviator, Tartaglia’s maritime patrol and reconnaissance tours have included an initial tour with Patrol Squadron FOUR, instructor tour with Patrol Squadron THIRTY, and department head tour with Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE.

   Tartaglia also served as flag lieutenant for Commander, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN and flag aide to the Commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nevada.
In addition, Tartaglia served as an action officer within the Joint Staff, J-3, Reconnaissance Operations Division and as deputy executive assistant to the Director for Operations and Director, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.  He is a designated Joint Qualified Officer.
Tartaglia’s military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and other personal, service and unit awards.