|Commander John Loomis
Commander John Loomis is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering and a Master of Science in Network Operations and Technology (NWOT) from Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California.
His initial assignments following training were as Deck and Engineering Division Officer aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD6) and Officer in Charge of Mobile Security Detachment 31 (MSD31) in San Diego, California. He continued his Naval Service in the Reserves as the Training Officer aboard THIRD FLEET Maritime Air Operations (MAO) located at 12th Air Force, Combined Air Operations Center in Tucson, Arizona. Upon acceptance into the Full Time Support community, Commander Loomis attended the Surface Warfare Officer Department Head course with follow-on tours as the Weapons and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS BUNKER HILL (CG52). His operational tours included four deployments to the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Pacific/Indian Oceans in support of multiple operations to include Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Ashore, Commander Loomis attended Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA and has served as Manpower Requirements Officer at OPNAV, N96 Surface Warfare Division, Manpower and Training Branch.
His individual professional achievements include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medals, Carrier Strike Group ONE’s 2012 Tactician of the Year and recipient of the Surface Navy Association’s 2012 Admiral Arleigh Burke Award for Operational Excellence and various unit awards.