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, Commander Rogers

Executive Officer, HSM-51

A son of a Naval Officer, Commander Rogers was born in Belgium and moved frequently throughout his childhood.  He attended Villanova University where he received his commission and bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2004.  Commander Rogers was designated a Naval Aviator in 2006 and was selected to join the first cadre of Fleet Replacement MH-60R Pilots at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR ONE (HSM-41) in San Diego, California. 

Commander Rogers’ sea duty assignments began with the “Raptors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN ONE (HSM-71) where he was a plankowner, serving as a Detachment Maintenance Officer and squadron Quality Assurance Officer.  He deployed aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), USS ANTIETAM (CG 54), and USS KIDD (DDG 100) in support of SEVENTH Fleet operations and was selected as the 2010 Squadron Pilot of the Year. 

In 2015, he reported to the “Wolfpack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN FIVE (HSM-75) as a Department Head and led Detachment ONE aboard USS LASSEN           (DDG 82) during her homeport shift back from being forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan.  He then assumed the Squadron Maintenance Officer job and was recognized as the 2016 Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific Officer of the Year.

Commander Rogers’ shore assignments include HSM-41 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot and the MH-60R Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Program Manager from 2010 to 2013.  Additionally, he served as Flag Aide to the “Airboss”, Commander, Naval Air Forces from 2013 to 2014.  Most recently, Commander Rogers was assigned to Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee where he served as the Helicopter Maritime Strike and Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic/Pacific Staff Placement Officer from July 2017 until March of 2019. 

In March 2020, he arrived as the Executive Officer at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FIVE ONE HSM-51.  He earned his Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Naval Post Graduate School in August 2013.  He has accumulated over 2,200 Flight Hours in Naval aircraft and has been awarded multiple personal, unit and service awards.  

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