Commander Glenn R. Todd hails from Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in Political Science, and holds a Master’s of Science from the University of San Diego. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in November 1998.
Designated a naval aviator in August 2002, Todd flew the venerable MH-60S Knighthawk with Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ELEVEN, and after its transition, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY ONE. During this tour, he completed deployments aboard USS Pelileu (LHA 5) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Additionally, he flew in direct support of the Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief response for both the Indonesian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
He reported to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in February 2006, where he received his Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor qualification, and shortly thereafter reported to the Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School, Pacific. After a successful tour, he reported in May 2008 to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY TWO in Norfolk, VA to serve as Tactics Officer.
Todd began his Department Head tour in October, 2009 with Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SIX, after completing the SH-60F / HH-60H FRS. He took the squadron through one deployment aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as Safety Officer. Upon returning home, he assisted in the transition of the squadron to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX, serving as Operations Officer and then Maintenance Officer.
In April, 2012 he reported to Commander, Naval Forces Europe, Naval Forces Africa, and Joint Force Command, Naples to serve for 27 months as flag aide to the Commander. At the completion of his aide tour, he served as Deputy Political advisor to the Commander.
He joined Tactical Air Control Group One in October, 2015 as the Joint Strike Fighter Requirements Officer, and was instrumental to the creation, implementation, and achievements of the JSF Shipboard Integration Transition Team. He served as Chief Staff Officer at TACGRU-1 from June, 2017 to May, 2019, and reported to Naval Base San Diego in August, 2019.
CDR Todd has logged over 2,000 flight hours in rotary wing aircraft. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign, unit, and service medals.
He and his wife Kristin have two children.