Commander David A. Orlosky, USN


Executive Officer

Commander Orlosky was born and raised in upstate New York.  He was commissioned an Ensign after graduating from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in History in 1995.

He has completed various sea duty assignments.  Upon designation as a Naval Aviator he reported to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE (HC-3) at NAS North Island, California, to complete the CH-46D Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) syllabus en route to his first fleet squadron, the HELSUPPRON ELEVEN (HC-11) Gunbearers.  Commander Orlosky later transitioned to the MH-60S Knight Hawk and was assigned to HC-11 (later re-designated to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO ONE (HSC-21) Blackjacks). 

He reported to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE (HSC-25) for his Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Department Head tour.  While at HSC-25, he completed multiple deployments including one with the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment (NAAD) performing medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) for the U.S. Army’s THIRD Army Aviation Task Force.  His most recent sea duty assignment was as the Combat Direction Center Officer on board USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan.

Commander Orlosky’s shore duty assignments include Safety Officer at Commander, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMHSWINGPAC).  While at COMHSWINGPAC he completed a transition to the SH-60F Seahawk and flew as an FRS instructor with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS-10).  His next shore assignment was to PMA-263, Navy-Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as the Military and Maritime Lead for the ScanEagle UAS Program. 

He was most recently assigned to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit, Tulane University where he served as the Executive Officer and Associate Professor of Naval Science.  Commander Orlosky is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff course where he earned an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies.

He is currently assigned to NAF Atsugi, Japan as the Executive Officer.

Commander Orlosky has accumulated over 2,900 flight hours in various aircraft.  His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike/Flight), Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit commendations and campaign awards. 

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