Deputy Commodore Sean Rocheleau
Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Originally from Hampton, NH, he enlisted in 1987 as an Aviation Systems Warfare Operator and Rescue Swimmer completing several tours in Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN, COMANDER Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing Atlantic and Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron FIVE. He was subsequently commissioned through the Seaman to Admiral Legacy Program in 1996. Following his initial tour as a Naval Aviator, CAPT Rocheleau reported to NROTC Unit Jacksonville University where he was conferred a degree in History Summe Cum Laude.
Captain Rocheleau’s operational assignments at sea include Helicopter Antisubmarine ELEVEN, USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron THREE, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE, and served as the commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FOUR and the Fleet Replacement Squadron Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE. He forward deployed both at sea and ashore conducting operational detachments in support of both HVBSS and CSAR in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Task Force Cutlass Leadership Interdiction Operations. He most recently reported as the Deputy Commodore for Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific in February of 2019. He has accumulated over 3200 flight hours in the SH-3H and H-60 F/H/S aircraft.
Rocheleau’s shore tours include Chairman of the Joint Staff Directorate for Training serving as Deputy Director of Technical Teams, providing live, virtual and constructive simulation for Combatant Command exercises and mission rehearsal to support the National Military Strategy. Additionally, he has served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Readiness for Commander Naval Air Forces. During this tour he worked a myriad of initiatives for the Air Boss with a focus on Strike Fighter readiness, CVW-5 DPRI and TACAMO certification wholeness.
He is entitled to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Air Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various unit and campaign decorations.