|CAPT Patrick V. Foege
Captain Patrick Foege hails from Edwardsville, Illinois. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Weapons and Systems Engineering. Following an overseas study program in Salamanca, Spain, he proceeded to Naval Aviation Flight training in Pensacola, Florida where he earned his Wings of Gold in 1994.
Foege's first sea duty assignment was at Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 11 deployed aboard USS ESSEX (LHD 2) flying the venerable H-46 Sea Knight. He served aboard USS BOXER (LHD 4) as Flight Deck Officer and Assistant Air Officer. His Department Head assignment was at HC-4 in Sigonella, Sicily, leading detachments as Officer-in-Charge to locations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean Sea flying the mighty H-53 Sea Dragon.
Foege served as Commanding Officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 10 flying the H-60F/H Seahawk. During his Aviation Command tour, he was the recipient of the peer selected Navy and Marine Association Outstanding Leadership Award. Following his command tour, he deployed as Air Boss aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) and completed a hull swap with ESSEX in Sasebo, Japan.
Ashore Foege performed flight instructor duty with HC-3 where he earned Instructor Pilot of the Year. His staff assignments include Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He also completed a joint duty assignment at U.S. Transportation Command in the Operations and Plans Directorate, during which time he was selected as the Scott Air Force Base, Illinois Field Grade Officer of the Year, and served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the TRANSCOM Commanding General. His most recent shore assignment was at U.S. Third Fleet headquarters in San Diego, California.
Captain Foege assumed command of Amphibious Squadron ONE in July, 2016, after serving 18 months as deputy commander.
Captain Foege earned a Master of Science degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego and he completed Joint Professional Military Education at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.