Captain Matt “Flounder” Arny was raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture. As a Naval Flight Officer, he flew in both the F-14B and F/A-18F serving tours in VF-102 and VFA-103 and then as Commanding Officer in VFA-154.
A native of Little River, Kansas, Commander Oswalt graduated from Kansas State University in 1993. He joined the Navy in 1995 as an enlisted Radioman and received his commission through Officer Candidate School.
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Leppert, a native of Binghamton, New York, grew up in Newport, North Carolina, enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1989. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Chicago, Illinois he reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois where he completed Fire Controlman “A” school.