Commanding Officer (June 5, 2015 - Present)
CAPT Michael Ruth
Commanding Officer (June 2015 - December 2016)

Captain Michael Ruth hails from Alexandria, Virginia. He joined the Navy in 1987 and was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Regents College, NY; Masters Degree in International Business from the University of Redlands, CA and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and Joint Forces Command and Staff College.



Operational assignments include USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70); Helicopter Anti- Submarine Squadron 7; USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63); Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15. Capt Ruth commanded Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 and USS BOXER (LHD 4).



Other assignments include Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 10 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Flight Instructor; Helicopter Shore Detailer, Navy Personnel Command; Exercise and Engagement Officer, CENTCOM, forward deployed to Oman; Chief Staff Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Deputy Commander, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.



His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 3 awards; Navy Commendation Medal, 5 awards; Army Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal, 2 awards; and various campaign and service awards. During his aviation career, he has accumulated over 4,300 flight hours in seven aircraft models.

 

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 Served with...

 
CMDCM Mark Swab
CDR Matthew P. Roberts
December 9, 2016 - Present
Executive Officer (June 5, 2015 - Present)
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