Rear Adm. John Menoni

RDML John Menoni

Commander, Joint Region Marianas

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas

U.S.Pacific Command, Senior Military Official Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau

Commander, Task Force West

A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Rear Adm. Menoni graduated from the University of Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and received his commission on 3 July 1991. He has also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a certificate in Systems Analysis from NPS, JPME-1 credit from the Naval War College, and JPME-2 credit from the Joint Staff College.

Menoni attended naval flight training in Pensacola, Florida, receiving his wings in October 1993. He is qualified as a pilot in both the H-46 Sea Knight and MH-60S Knighthawk.  He has served multiple operational flying tours including Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ELEVEN, Command of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY-FIVE, and Commander of the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment supporting ARCENT and Multi-National Corps – Iraq.  His most recent operational tour was as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of USS SAN DIEGO (LPD-22).

His staff tours include serving as an Instructor Pilot at Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE, Flag Lieutenant at Carrier Group FOUR, the Helicopter Sea and Assistant Captain Detailer for PERS-43, a JECC Planner for USFK, CENTCOM, JTF-435/ISAF, and AFRICOM/JTF ODYSSEY DAWN, and as the Executive Assistant for Commander Naval Forces Europe, Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples.  

He most recently served as the Executive Assistant for the Director, Integration of Capabilities and Resources (OPNAV N8).  

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (3), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal Strike-Flight (2), as well as various campaign and unit awards.

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