CDR John-Paul Falardeau is a native of Palatine, Illinois and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in History. He earned his wings in June 2005 at Naval Air Station Meridian.
In June 2006, CDR Falardeau reported to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 at NAS Whidbey Island flying the EA-6B Prowler where deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan and onboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
In June 2009, CDR Falardeau reported to the “Warbucks” of Training Squadron 4 at NAS Pensacola flying the T-6A Texan II where he also served in the Training Air Wing 6 Flight Instructor Training Unit (FITU). He was named the 2010 Chief of Naval Air Training Instructor Pilot of the Year.
In January 2013, CDR Falardeau reported to the “World Famous Black Ravens” of Electronic Attack Squadron 135 at NAS Whidbey Island flying the EA-18G Growler where he served as a department head and deployed to Misawa Air Base, Japan in support of 7th Fleet operational priorities.
In August 2015, CDR Falardeau reported to Headquarters U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida where he served as J3 Foreign Humanitarian Assistance Deputy Branch Chief and J3 Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations Officer.
CDR Falardeau holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University and has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours and 160 arrested landings. He assumed the duties of Executive Officer, NAS Meridian in June 2018.