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Commanding Officer

Commander Eric Bromley is a native of Piedmont, CA.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 where he graduated with Distinction earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.

Following flight training, CDR Bromley was designated a Naval Aviator in February, 2002 and assigned to VAW-120 Greyhawks in Norfolk, VA for Fleet Replacement Training in the C-2A. Upon completion, he was assigned to VRC-40 Rawhides in Norfolk, VA where he served as a Detachment Administrative Officer, Schedules Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. CDR Bromley was assigned to VAW-120 from 2006-2008 where he served as Instructor Pilot, Aircraft Branch Officer, and C-2A Training Officer.
CDR Bromley completed his disassociated sea tour from 2008-2011 serving as a Shooter on board USS CARL VINSON. During this tour he served as V-4 and V-5 Division Officer and earned Officer of the Deck (U), Command Duty Officer (U), and Assistant Air Officer qualifications.
He rejoined VRC-40 in 2011 where he served as Maintenance Officer and Detachment Officer in Charge with Detachment THREE attached to the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Following his department head tour, he reported to Washington, D.C. to serve as a Legislative Fellow in the office of Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01). Subsequently, he served as a Branch Chief at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO.
CDR Bromley has logged over 2,200 flight hours. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (3), and the Navy Achievement Medal. He holds an EMBA from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is married to Jenny Jackson of Pensacola, FL. They have three children.