Commander Alexander P. Armatas
Executive Officer VFA-105
Alexander P. Armatas, a native of Skaneateles, New York graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He was designated a Naval Aviator at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian in June, 2005.
Following initial FRS training, Commander Armatas reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the “Eagles” at NAS Lemoore, California. While assigned to VFA-115, he served as Schedules Officer, Line Division Officer, Weapons Training Officer, Landing Signal Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Safety Officer. He completed three deployments on board USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) in support of the 7th Fleet Area of Operations, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During his tour, Commander Armatas was selected as the recipient of the 2008 George H. W. Bush Leadership award. In 2009, Commander Armatas graduated the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course (TOPGUN) at NAS Fallon, Nevada and subsequently joined the “Flying Eagles” of VFA-122 at NAS Lemoore as an Instructor Pilot. During that tour, he served as Landing Signal Officer, Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor, Schedules Officer, Fleet Transition Phase Head, Plans Officer and Standardization Officer. He was selected as the VFA-122 Instructor Pilot of the Year in 2010.
Commander Armatas reported to the “Tophatters” of VFA-14 in Lemoore, California as Training Officer in June, 2012. He completed a deployment aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During his tenure at VFA-14, Commander Armatas received the 2013 Lieutenant Commander Michael G. Hoff Attack Aviator of the Year award. In June, 2014, he reported to the VFA-143 “Pukin’ Dogs” at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia as a Department Head. He served as Admin Officer, Safety Officer, Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. While at VFA-143, Commander Armatas completed a deployment aboard USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75) in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
Commander Armatas transferred to the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) in Millington, Tennessee as Strike Fighter Placement Officer in December, 2016. He was responsible for Officer manpower for all east coast and Japan-based Strike Fighter Squadrons, Carrier Air Wings, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic, LSO School and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. He detached from NPC in July, 2018.
Commander Armatas reported to the “Gunslingers” of VFA-105 in May, 2019.
Commander Armatas is authorized to wear multiple awards, each a testament to the fine Sailors with whom he has served.