Captain Brian Pummill is a native of Piqua, Ohio. He graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography. He entered flight training in November of 1994 and was designated a Naval Aviator in May of 1996.
Commander Jonathan D. Gray is a native of Paducah, KY. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, Oxford, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in May 2000.