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A native of Penn Township, Pennsylvania, Commander Eisenstatt graduated from Tulane University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering Science in 2001, and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy via the Naval ROTC program.

 

Commander Eisenstatt then reported to NAS Pensacola for flight training.  Upon the completion of flight training, he was designated a Naval Aviator and received his “Wings of Gold” on 6 December 2002.  Commander Eisenstatt reported to the Airwolves of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR ZERO for Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in the Navy’s SH-60B “Seahawk” Helicopter.

 

In September 2003, he reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR EIGHT (HSL-48), the Vipers.  He deployed twice, once to the FIFTH Fleet Area of Responsibility in USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66) in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEMDOM and once to the Eastern Pacific and Western Caribbean in USS DE WERT (FFG 45) in support of Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations. 

 

In September 2006, Commander Eisenstatt reported to HSL-40 as an Instructor Pilot, serving as Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic Legal Officer and Squadron Administration Department Head.

In June 2009, Commander Eisenstatt reported to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN ZERO where he was sent to HSM-41 for training in the MH-60R.  He served as Detachment One Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer deployed to the FIFTH Fleet Area of Responsibility in USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) in support of Operations NEW DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM and the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) Carrier Strike Group and Squadron’s maiden deployment.

 

In December 2011, Commander Eisenstatt reported to then Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR SIX (HSL-46), the Grandmasters for his Operational Department Head tour and initially served as Squadron Safety Officer while the squadron transitioned to the MH-60R and became Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR SIX (HSM-46).  He deployed to FIFTH Fleet in USS NITZE (DDG 94) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as Detachment EIGHT Officer in Charge.  Upon return to the squadron, he served as Squadron Operations Officer.

In June 2014, Commander Eisenstatt reported to the Programming Division on the Navy Staff as a budget programming analyst in the “Bullpen” where he managed and defended Naval Aviation’s investment accounts totaling over 200 billion dollars.

 

He assumed the role of Commanding Officer of HSM-74 on 14 December 2018.

 

Commander Eisenstatt’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and various unit and campaign awards.