Commanding Officer, HSM-77
Executive Officer, HSM-77
A native of Darby, Montana, CDR Blade Schallenberger graduated with Honors from Montana Tech of The University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. In April 2005, he commissioned from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL. CDR Schallenberger completed flight training at NAS Whiting Field, FL in Training Squadron SIX (VT-6) and Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT (HT-8), receiving designation as a Naval Aviator in April 2007. He then reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR ZERO (HSL-40) at NS Mayport, FL where he received the Seahawk Award as the top graduate of his Fleet Replacement Class.
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief (AW/SW/IW) Jenkins is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. He enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program in September 1995, and completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command (RTC) in Great Lakes, IL, followed by Electronics Warfare Technician Class "A" and "C" School at Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Corry Station, Pensacola, FL.