Commodore Ryan Carron
Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Captain Ryan Carron graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Economics and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1996. He earned a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Naval War College in 2007 and a International MBA from Thunderbird University in 2011. In 2013, he completed Federal Executive Fellowship with the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at TUFTS University.
Captain Carron’s operational assignments include Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FOUR(HC-4) in Sicily (2 tours), Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE (HC-5) in Guam, and a command tour at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE (HSC-3) in San Diego, CA. He has over 3,800 flight hours in the MH-60S, MH-53E, unmanned, and fixed wing aircraft. Captain Carron also completed a ground deployment to Iraq in support of a Special Operations Task Force. Captain Carron is currently the Commodore at Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific fleeting up from Deputy Commodore in February, 2019.
Captain Carron’s shore assignments include tours as a flight instructor with VT-10; the Executive Officer of Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapons Systems Training School, the MH-53E Fleet Replacement Squadron; staff officer at U.S. Special Operations Command; and U.S. Special Operations Command Liaison officer to ICE-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C.
Captain Carron’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike/Flight award), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various other unit commendations and service medals.