Commanding Officer, Naval Air Facility El Centro
Captain William A. Perkins is a native of South Windsor, CT. He graduated from Maine Maritime Academy and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program in April 1994. Following flight school and initial training, in January 1997, he reported to Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4). During this tour he earned his initial qualifications as a Patrol Plane Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander, completing two deployments in support of US FIFTH FLEET operations. In May 2000, Captain Perkins reported to Tactical Support Center, Sigonella, Italy. While assigned, he earned qualification as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor through the Orion Weapons/Tactics Instructor (WTI) course in May 2001. During this tour, he was awarded the coveted Copernicus Award for advances in C4I mission areas.
Executive Officer, Naval Air Facility El Centro
A native of Bath, Maine, Commander Doughty 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 September 10, 2001. Following flight training at Training Squadron TWO (VT-2) and Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT (HT-8), both in Milton, FL, he was designated a Naval Aviator in October 2003 and was assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS-10), San Diego, CA, to attend initial training in the SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawk Helicopter.
Command Master Chief, Naval Air Facility El Centro
Command Master Chief Eric Hubert is a native of Keansburg, NJ. He enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1992. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando FL, he reported to NATTC Millington, Tennessee, where he completed Aviation Electronics Technician "A" School. After graduation he reported for his first duty assignment with VF-101, at NAS Oceana, VA.