CDR Jared Ott
Commander Jared Ott is a native of Delran, New Jersey. He received his commission in 2003 through the NROTC program at Villanova University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He completed flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 2005. Commander Ott reported to HSC-3 in San Diego, CA for follow-on training and completed Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in June 2006.
Commander Ott’s first assignment was to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE based in Guam. He completed two deployments to the 2515th Air Ambulance Detachment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and one deployment aboard the USS ESSEX (LHD-4) in support of Western Pacific Operations. While at HSC-25, Commander Ott served as the Air Ambulance Division Officer and the Assistant Operations Officer. In July 2009, Commander Ott returned to HSC-3 as a Fleet Replacement Instructor Pilot. During his tour at HSC-3, he was awarded his Master’s Degree in Global Leadership at the University of San Diego. Following his assignment at HSC-3, Commander Ott reported to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as a Catapult Launch and Recovery Officer in July 2012, deploying in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
After completing his Shooter Tour, Commander Ott joined the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO ONE (HSC-21), where he served as the Safety Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer. In November 2016, he transferred to United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, to serve as the Officer-in-Charge of the Combatant Commander’s Travel Office.
CDR Ott has over 2,200 flight hours in the MH-60S. His awards include two Air Medals (Strike/Flight), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. He reported to the Helicotper Sea Combat Weapons School Atlantic as the Executive Officer in November 2019.