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COMMODORE​

Captain

Dewon Chaney

United States Navy

 

Commodore

Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing

  

  Captain Chaney was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  Following high school, he enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and was selected to attend the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program following basic training.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and commissioned via the NROTC program in the summer of 1998.

 

  Captain Chaney was designated a Naval Aviator in July 2000 and then reported to HC-3 in San Diego for H-46 fleet replacement training after completing a brief H-60 qualification at HSL-40 in Mayport, FL.  Captain Chaney’s operational assignments include his junior officer tour with the “Providers” of HC-5 in Yigo, Guam where he deployed on the USNS San Jose (AFS 7), USNS Kiska (AE 35), and twice onboard USS Essex (LHD 2).  CAPT Chaney served aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the V-2 Waist Catapult Branch Officer and V-1 Flight Deck Officer.  His department head tour was with the “Island Knights” of HSC-25 where he deployed to Basrah, Iraq.  He commanded the “Wildcards” of HSC-23 and the “Merlins” of HSC-3.

 

  Shore and staff assignments include Flag Aide to the 53rd Chief of Naval Personnel, a tour at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee as the Helicopter Sea Assignments Officer, and a Pentagon tour as Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy.  In October 2019, Captain Chaney reported for duty as Commander, Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing.

 

  Captain Chaney attended the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, completing his Phase I Joint Professional Military Education, and earning a Master’s degree in National Security and strategic Studies.

 

  He has accumulated over 2,000 flight hours in various aircraft to include the H-46, H-60, and MV-22.  His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service, Medal Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike/Flight Air Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), the Army Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and several unit, campaign and service awards.

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