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  • Captain Patrick E. Gendron, USN

    Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific

    CAPT Gendron was born in Landstuhl, Germany and grew up in Skandia, Michigan, graduated from Ferris State University and Northwestern Michigan College in 1995 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associate's of Applied Science in Aviation Technology.  He was commissioned as an Ensign in August of 1997 after completing Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator in June 2000.

  • Commander Kurt N. Fredland, USN

    Chief Staff Officer, Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific

    CDR Fredland is a native of Houston, Texas, where he lived until moving to Annapolis, Maryland, where he graduated with a commission and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy.

  • CMDCM John O. Purvis , USN

    Command Master Chief

    Command Master Chief is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and enlisted in the Navy on November 22, 1994.  After graduation from Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, he was selected for the Ceremonial Honor Guard in Washington, DC.  He then attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, CA for training in Basic Modern Standard Arabic. Upon graduation from DLI, he attended C-school at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX where he was advanced to CTI3.