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  • Captain Paul N. Flores

    Commanding Officer

    A native of Staten Island, New York, Captain Paul “Party Boy” Flores graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in September 1997.  He holds master’s degrees in Strategic Studies and National Security Strategy.

  • Commander James Brownlee

    Executive Officer

    Commander James A. Brownlee is a native of Upper Black Eddy, PA., where he graduated from Palisades Senior High School.  He was then accepted and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science in Airway Science Management.  Following graduation, CDR Brownlee entered the United States Navy and attended Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola, Florida.

  • Command Master Chief Chris Leonard

    Command Master Chief

    A native of Anniston, Alabama, Master Chief Leonard enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1993. He reported to basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois September 7, 1993. He graduated from Apprentice Training Division as an undesignated seaman and reported to his first command, January 1993 USS Puget Sound (AD 38) Norfolk, Virginia.