Commanding Officer, Naval Station Rota
A native of Madison, New Jersey, Captain Baird graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1996, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was selected for flight training and reported to Pensacola, Florida. After flight training he reported to NAS Cecil Field, Florida for initial training in the FA-18C with VFA-106.
Executive Officer, Naval Station Rota
Cmdr. Canfield is a native of South Lake Tahoe, California and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 2002.
Command Master Chief, Naval Station Rota.
Master Chief Petty Officer Gary Rosenbaum is a native of Salem, Indiana and was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He entered the Navy in March 1996 at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes and attended Aerographer's Mate "A" School in Biloxi, Mississippi.