Joint Base Commander
Captain Erik Spitzer of Jamestown, N.Y. was awarded an NROTC scholarship to Penn State University in 1987. He graduated in May 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering and was commissioned an Ensign. He reported to Pensacola, Fla. for flight training in October 1991 and earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer May 17, 1993.
Deputy Joint Base Commander
Colonel Mike Staples is the Commander, 647th Air Base Group, 15th Wing, and Deputy Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In the 647th Air Base Group, he leads 900 personnel and five squadrons to deliver the full range of mission support for base, theater and global air/joint operations as required by the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command and the Commander, Pacific Air Forces.
Chief Staff Officer, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
A native of Grayslake, IL, Captain Pecoraro enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1984 as a Hull Technician. After tours on the USS DIXON (AS 37); Advanced Welding School, Naval Training Center San Diego, USS MCKEE (AS 41); and Naval Training Center Great Lakes, HTC(SW) Pecoraro was commissioned as an Ensign, under the Limited Duty Officer Program on May 1st 1999.
Command Master Chief, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Master Chief Smith assumed his current duties as the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Command Master Chief in August 2021. His responsibilities include the dissemination and promotion of Navy policies that affect the mission, readiness, welfare and morale of all JBPHH Sailors, Airmen and their families.
Senior Enlisted Advisor – Air Force
CMSgt Jeremy Yates is the Air Force Senior Enlisted Leader for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and Superintendent, 647th Air Base Group, 15th Wing. In these roles he advises Joint Base and 647th Air Base Group leaders on all matters regarding morale, utilization, readiness, training and professional development of 2,450 joint military and civilian personnel across five squadrons and six departments.