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 Jeremy B. Doughty is a native of Bath, Maine, and graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2001, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Maritime Operations and Technology. He was commissioned as an Ensign in September 2001. Following flight training at Training Squadron TWO (VT-2) and Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT (HT-8), both at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, he was designated as a Naval Aviator in October 2003.
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Aaron M. Barnby is a native of Mesa, Arizona. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 2000 and completed basic training as well as Hull Technician "A" school in Great Lakes, Illinois.