A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Commander Dorsey graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004. He was designated a Naval Aviator in July 2006 and subsequently reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS-10), NAS North Island, for initial training in the SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk.
Operationally, he first reported to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron SEVEN (HS-7), NAS Jacksonville, deploying with Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Following his first shore tour, Commander Dorsey reported to Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7), NAS Oceana, as the Assistant Operations Officer and provided rotary wing aviation, personnel recovery, and maritime interdiction operations (MIO) expertise to Commander, CVW-7. During this tour he also augmented and deployed with the “Red Wolves” of HSC-84 to support CJSOAC/SOCCENT Crisis Response Element. As a Department Head, he joined the “Dragon Slayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron ELEVEN (HS-11) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with Carrier Air Wing ONE (CVW-1), earning the Battle Efficiency Award. Following this historic final HS deployment, he was instrumental in their transition to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron ELEVEN (HSC-11), NS Norfolk.
Ashore, his assignments include service as a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI) with Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Atlantic (HSCWSL) serving as the Tactics Standardization Officer and Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program manager, providing evaluation recommendations to Commander, HSC Wing Atlantic for all HSC East Coast deploying units. A joint tour with U. S. Northern Command Joint Force Headquarters / Joint Task Force – National Capital Region (USNORTHCOM JFHQ/JTF-NCR), Ft. McNair, Washington D.C., serving the J-3 as the Joint Operations Center Director, Current Operations Division Chief, and Air Domain Officer.
He is a graduate of the Navy Rotary Wing Weapons School (SEAWOLF), Aviation Safety Officer Course, and Naval Postgraduate School, earning an Executive Master of Business Administration.
Commander Dorsey has accumulated over 2,200 flight hours flying the SH-60F, HH-60H, and MH-60S helicopters and proudly deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Inherent Resolve, serving with the finest Sailors in the Fleet.
Commander Dorsey’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other campaign and unit awards.