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
Command Master Chief Gilham, is a native of Glendora, California. He enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program in March 1993 and entered active service in January 1994. He completed basic Training at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, then went on to graduate from Hospital Corpsman “A” School at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, California.