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Commanding Officer

Commander Christopher L. Moylan
Commanding Officer

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Commander Christopher Moylan is a native of Utica, NY. He is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a B.S. in History and a commission in the U.S. Navy. He received his wings of gold in October 1999.

Following P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training at VP-30, in Jacksonville, FL, he joined the Golden Eagles of VP-9 at MCB Kaneohe, HI in July 2000. He held various positions in the squadron to include NFO Training Officer and AV/ARM Division Officer. While assigned to VP-9 he completed deployments to the Fifth Fleet AOR flying missions in support of Operation ENDURING FREDOM, and to the Seventh Fleet AOR in the Western Pacific.

After VP-9, Commander Moylan joined the 562nd Flying Training Squadron at Randolph AFB, TX as a Combat Systems Officer Instructor from October 2003 to June 2006. In June of 2006 he graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.

In July 2006, he reported to the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) homeported in Norfolk, VA, as an Aircraft Launch and Recover Officer (Shooter). He deployed to the Fifth Fleet AOR where Truman supported Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

In July 2008, he reported as a student to the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, AL and graduated in June 2009 with a Masters of Military Studies. In October 2009, he reported to the Red Lancers of VP-10 in Jacksonville, FL for department head duty. He deployed twice to the Fifth Fleet AOR flying intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of Operation ENDURING FREDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM and various missions in support of Fifth Fleet tasking. His VP-10 billets included Assistant Training Officer, Training Officer and Operations Officer.

In November 2012, Commander Moylan reported to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5). While assigned to the Joint Staff he served as Executive Assistant to the J-5 Chief of Staff, worked as an action officer in the Cyber Policy Division, and stood watch in the National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center.

Throughout his career, CDR Moylan has logged nearly 2600 flight hours. Personal decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Air Force Commendation medal and various other unit and campaign awards.