Captain Christopher C. Jason, USN
Born abroad and raised in Sarasota, Florida, Capt. Christopher Jason graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in September of 1998 and subsequently qualified in the EA-6B Prowler aircraft.
Commander Robert J. Michael, USN
Cmdr. Robert J. “BoBo” Michael II, of Klein, Texas, received his commission in December 1994 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in July 1996.
Command Master Chief Eric Kinnaman
A native of Greenfield, Indiana, Command Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Kinnaman enlisted in the Navy in September 1995. He completed basic training and reported to Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Millington, Tennessee, for Aviation Electronics Technician A School. He also attended Naval Air Maintenance Training Group (NAMTRAGRU) Fleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Program (FRAMP) School for the P-3 Orion, and was subsequently assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46) in June 1996 where he completed three deployments.