|Commander Glenn R. Todd
Chief Staff Officer
Commander Glenn R. Todd hails from Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in Political Science, and holds a Masters of Science from the University of San Diego. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in November 1998.
Designated a naval aviator in August 2002, Todd flew the venerable MH-60S Knighthawk with Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ELEVEN, and after its transition, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY ONE. During this tour, he completed two deployments aboard USS Pelileu (LHA 5) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Additionally, he flew in direct support of the Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief response for both the Indonesian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
He reported to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in February 2006, where he received his Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor qualification, and shortly thereafter reported to the Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School, Pacific. After a successful tour, he reported in May 2008 to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY TWO in Norfolk, VA to serve as Tactics Officer.
Todd then reported to his Department Head tour with Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SIX and transitioned to the SH-60F and HH-60H. He took the squadron through one deployment aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as Safety Officer. Upon returning home, he assisted in the transition of the squadron to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX, and once again flew the MH-60S.
In April, 2012 he reported to Commander, Naval Forces Europe, Naval Forces Africa, and Joint Force Command, Naples to serve for 27 months as flag aide to the Commander. At the completion of his aide tour, he served as Deputy Political advisor to the Commander.
In October, 2015, he reported to Tactical Air Control Group One as the Joint Strike Fighter Requirements Officer, and was instrumental to the creation, implementation, and achievements of the JSF Shipboard Integration Transition Team. He now serves as the Chief Staff Officer at TACGRU-1.
CDR Todd has logged over 2,000 flight hours in rotary wing aircraft. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign, unit, and service medals.