Captain Edgardo A. Moreno
Captain Edgardo A. Moreno, a native of CA, graduated from Norwich University in May 1993 where he was commissioned an Ensign. Prior to reporting to flight training, he was assigned to Naval Aviation Schools Command on temporary duty awaiting flight school and also completed Aviation Maintenance Officer School. He reported for flight training in August 1994, and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1996 at NAS Whiting Field, Florida.
Following training on the H-60F/H at HS-10, the Fleet Replacement Squadron, Captain Moreno reported to HS-14 in July 1997. While serving with the “CHARGERS,” he completed multiple deployments to the Sea of Japan and Arabian Gulf onboard the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 63) and transitioned with Carrier Air Wing FIVE to the USS KITTY HAWK in 1998. In December 2000, Captain Moreno reported to HS-10 as a Fleet Replacement Instructor. While there he served as the Legal Officer, Student Control Officer, and graduated from the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor course in Fallon, Nevada.
In January 2003, Captain Moreno transferred to Carrier Air Wing EIGHT where he served as the ASW/CSAR Operations Officer through October 2004. He flew the H-60F/H on board the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) for her deployment to the Mediterranean Sea/Arabian Gulf in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
In November 2004, Captain Moreno reported to HS-3 where he served as the Admin Officer, Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. The “TRIDENTS” onboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, and North Arabian Sea and participated in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION TELIC with British Forces as part of the Joint Helicopter Force in Basra, Iraq.
Captain Moreno reported to Navy Personnel Command in June 2007 where he served as the Helicopter Shore Detailer through June 2009. While stationed at Navy Personnel Command, he completed his Masters Degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. Captain Moreno reported to the “DRAGONSLAYERS” of HS-11 as Executive Officer in December 2009, home based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as part of Carrier Air Wing ONE. While on deployment in the 5th Fleet AOR onboard the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), he assumed command of HS-11 in April 2011 until July 2012.
Captain Moreno reported to the National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington D.C., in August 2012 earning his Masters Degree in National Security Strategy and Joint Professional Military Education Phase II. In June 2013, following his time at the War College, Captain Moreno reported to the Pentagon as a Political-Military Planner, Deputy Directorate for Western Hemisphere, J5, Plans and Policy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 2016 he reported to USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) as Executive Officer.
In January 2018, Captain Moreno assumed the role of Commanding Officer of the USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) in Norfolk, Virginia.
Captain Moreno has accumulated over 3,500 flight hours. His personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike/Individual Flight Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), three Battle Efficiency Awards and various service and campaign awards.