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 Kimberly Ferguson is a native of Clearwater, Florida and was raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida; Dayton, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. She entered the Navy in October 1993 at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida and attended Cryptologic Technician Administrative "A" School in Pensacola, Florida. She was converted to the Yeoman rating in 2007.