Commander Patrick J. Murphy
Commander Patrick Murphy is a native of New Baltimore, MI and a 1999 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He was designated a Naval Aviator in April 2001, completed MH-53E Fleet Replacement training in 2002 and is graduate of U.S Naval Test class 129.
Upon completion of training in the MH-53E, he was assigned to the Blackhawks of HM-15 in Corpus Christi, TX where he completed two deployments to 5th fleet. In June 2006, following graduation from the U. S. Naval Test Pilot School he was assigned to the Rotary Wing Test Squadron, HX-21, in Patuxent River, MD. While at HX-21 he was the OAMCM project officer and accumulated 70 tow hours in the MH-60S. His next tour was on the USS Eisenhower, in Norfolk, VA, where he was assigned as the Assistant Air Operations Officer. While on the ship he completed two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2011, he reported to the World Famous Vanguard of HM-14. During this tour he served as Officer in Charge of the Korea Detachment and Operations Department Head. He then reported to NAVAIR as the Engineering Class Desk for the H-53E helicopter at PMA-261. In 2016, he returned to HM-14 and served as the Executive Officer and then the Commanding Officer, during which time the squadron earned two Battle “E” awards and the CNO Safety award. Following his command tour, he was selected for the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry program where he was a fellow with Liquid Robotics.
Commander Murphy has flown over 2,000 hours in over 15 types of aircraft and has over 430 tow hours. He is married to Lynne, and they are the proud parents of three boys: Joseph, Mark and Ian.