A BIT OF HISTORY: 130115-N-RE636-047 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2013) "...Capt. Eric Wiese, Commander of CPRW-11, and Cmdr. Molly Boron, commanding officer of VP-16, discuss the differences between the P-3C Orion and the Navy's newest aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, with Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and his aides. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Dunn/Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [20JAN2013]
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPRW-11 History "...CPRW-11 CAPTAIN WIESE Relieves CAPTAIN Wheeler... Maritime Patrol Association Planeside Quarterly Newsletter - 2012: Issue 2..." WebSite: Maritime Patrol Association [05JAN2013]Circa 2011
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A BIT OF HISTORY: 120920-N-YZ910-041 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2012) "...Lt. Josh Lowery, assigned to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPW) 11, left, answers questions about the P-8A Poseidon weapons system from Brig. Gen. Odber Argueta of Guatemala and Brig. Gen. Jorgen Jacobsen of Denmark during a foreign attache visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo by Clark Pierce/Released)..." WebSite: Navy NewsStand http://www.navy.mil/ [12OCT2012]
A BIT OF HISTORY: 120220-N-RE636-049 OKINAWA, Japan (Feb. 20, 2012) "...Capt. William Wheeler III, CPRW-11, holds an all-hands call with Sailors assigned to the War Eagles of VP-16. VP-16 is homeported in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and is deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, supporting Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Mandigo\Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [25FEB2012]
A BIT OF HISTORY: 110614-N-YZ910-001 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 14, 2011) "...Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, center, Commander of Navy Region Southeast, and Capt. Trey Wheeler, right, CPRW-11, present a check for $326,732 to Dave Faraldo, director of Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society at NAS Jacksonville, Florida Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville looks on during the closeout ceremony of the 2011 fund drive for the relief society. (U.S. Navy photo by Kaylee LaRocque/Released) ..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [27OCT2011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: 110104-N-6646M-005 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2011) "...Capt. William Wheeler III, CPRW-11, welcomes back Sailors assigned to the War Eagles of VP-16 during their "Back in the Saddle" briefing. VP-16 is starting the first 12-month inter-deployment readiness cycle for a maritime patrol squadron in six years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Mandigo/Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [27OCT2011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: 110104-N-6646M-029 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2011) "...Capt. William Wheeler III, CPRW-11, welcomes back Sailors assigned to the War Eagles of VP-16 during their "Back in the Saddle" briefing. VP-16 is starting the first 12-month inter-deployment readiness cycle for a maritime patrol squadron in six years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Mandigo/Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [27OCT2011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Wing 11 Focused on Today's Mission, Tomorrow's Vision by Clark Pierce, Editor - Thursday, April 8, 2010..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://jacksonville.com/ [09APR2010]
With a little more than eight months into his job as CPRW-11, Capt. Mark Turner reports that, "I've got one of the best jobs in our community, and it requires the best from my team every day."
He tells his people, "If you don't like change, you're in the wrong wing. Change is our constant companion - as evidenced by the recent dedication of Hangar 511 and the upcoming ground breaking for our P-8 Integrated Training Center."
In his previous job as P-3/P-8 requirements officer, Turner was the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) representative on all issues related to the P-3 Orion.
"At the Pentagon, you think in terms of six-year plans and the strategic future of the Navy's maritime patrol community. But here at the wing level, we have daily issues that demand attention," said Turner.
"One minute we're meeting with the P-8 fleet integration team - and the next minute, we're planning support for relief missions, anti-piracy operations and other deployments. It's a challenging assignment that I'm glad to have, especially in these turbulent times."
In the MPRF (Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force) manning-training-equipping continuum, CPRW-11 customers are the forward commodores of the 5th and 6th Fleets, plus CTF-72 staff in Japan.
"We make sure our team delivers the best-trained product, so when squadrons deploy from NAS Jacksonville, Florida, our forward commodores and staff have no doubt they're receiving mission-ready assets," said Turner.
Since the BRAC (base realignment and closure commission) closure of NAS Brunswick, Maine, CPRW-11 added four VP squadrons - three straight-stick squadrons and one special projects squadron. Now, with a total of eight squadrons (seven active, one reserve), the pace of operations has doubled and CPRW-11 has added staff to ensure successful home cycles for the east coast VP squadrons at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
"My charter, as commodore, is to take care of our people. I'm pleased to say that the Brunswick transition exceeded my expectations - because stable families and informed spouses enable our Sailors and junior officers to be properly focused. Wing 11 is charged with manning, training and equipping the squadrons as they go through their home cycle, in order to prepare them for their next deployment," said Turner.
One of the most significant events in recent MPRF history took place Dec. 15, 2007, when the Navy saw 25 percent of its P-3 Orion fleet grounded due to structural fatigue concerns. As P-3/P-8 requirements officer, Turner was part of the team who briefed the secretary of defense, secretary of the Navy and CNO on the impact of shutting down one-fourth of the P-3 inventory virtually overnight.
Turner explained, "That put a huge demand signal on Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) and contractors. God bless FRC Southeast, because we threw an unprecedented amount of work at them with the P-3 'Red Stripe' recovery plan. At its inception, we had more than 15 P-3s down on the NAS Jacksonville, Florida flight line."
"After an end-to-end assessment, FRCSE enhanced their rework process to increase their output of rejuvenated P-3s. Now, we're down to about three Orions waiting for rework. Capt. Sohl and Cmdr. Buckler are premier supporters of our community."
"The spread of MPRF mission sets has only increased as our P-3 fleet has aged. From ISR support in 5th Fleet and broad-area ASW (anti-submarine warfare) operations in 7th Fleet to counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa and drug interdiction operations in the Caribbean, we call on our Sailors to be exceptional at a lot of things - and they continue to meet our expectations," said Turner.
As Red Stripe P-3s repopulate the NAS Jacksonville, Florida flight line, it means more assets for advanced training to create the best product going forward. Turner's focus is on pilot proficiency and core warfighting competency in ASW.
P-3 flight simulators also fall under the domain of CPRW-11.
"We're finishing the installation of a simulator from NAS Brunswick to support our increased number of P-3 squadrons. The next step in our simulation development is preparing for the new P-8 Poseidon - which will really change the way we train. On the P-3 Orion, we train 30 percent in simulators and 70 percent in the aircraft. With P-8, we'll flip the training process to 70 percent in 'high fidelity' simulation and 30 percent in the aircraft for touches and operational readiness.
"The concept is to reduce total operating costs of P-8 Poseidon - so the wave of the future is simulation. Just ask any parent who's raising kids in the X-box generation.
"Poseidon is truly a generational change for the Navy in terms of our people and our mission systems. While the P-3 has the MAD (magnetic anomaly detector) boom, P-8 will not - because that's like putting an 8-track sound system into a Lexus," he said.
Turner added that MPRF power projection and sea control in the future will involve a family of mission systems in platforms such as P-8 operating in concert with BAMS unmanned aerial vehicles.
"Whenever my schedule permits, I attend NFO winging ceremonies at VP-30, because I'm blown away by the focus and dedication exhibited by today's ensigns and jay-gees. These are the professionals who will lead the P-8 transition - not admirals and captains.
"That's why I'm constantly telling our JOs and maintainers that their number one priority is safety. As we prep for the new, more capable P-8, it's essential to control our enthusiasm and 'finish strong' as we exit the legacy P-3 platform," concluded Turner.
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Haiti's Shattered Landscape: A View From Above - Navy crew sets out to capture images of a shattered landscape by Timothy J. Gibbons - Story updated at 1:31 AM on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. Squadron Mentioned: CPRW-11, VP-8, VP-16 and VP-26..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://jacksonville.com/ [25JAN2010]
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Even from 12,500 feet in the air, even in black and white, the devastation in Haiti is unmistakable.
Crumbled buildings, toppled shipping containers, destroyed homes: The scenes of destruction scrolled across monitors aboard a Navy P-3 Orion on Saturday as the surveillance plane sculled slowly through the air and studied the damage beneath it.
It was the first time this particular crew from NAS Jacksonville, Florida handled this particular job, but the mission is one the P-3 community has embraced in the past two weeks.
Airplanes from CPRW-11, the NAS Jacksonville, Florida unit that oversees all the P-3s on the East Coast, have been providing details on the situation in Haiti since the day the earthquake struck. Within hours of the quake, a plane from squadron VP-26 - on deployment in El Salvador - was in the skies overhead, providing the first pictures of the destruction.
In the days following, squadrons VP-8 and VP-16 joined in the mission, with three planes a day heading to the scene to check out helicopter landing zones, survey roads and pinpoint spots that need help. What they see is transmitted to ships in the area and brought back on tape to be analyzed.
"We look for a pattern of life," said Cmdr. Anthony Corapi, commanding officer of VP-16, the squadron known as the War Eagles whose plane surveyed the area Saturday afternoon.
In turn, those images will be used by the military and nongovernmental organizations as they plan their response to the disaster.
SCAN, CAPTURE, ASSIST
Getting those images is a somewhat different job than the typical P-3 mission, which usually involves tracking pirates in the Mediterranean, finding drug runners in the Caribbean or hunting for submarines anywhere they may lurk. In fact, even as the War Eagles document the devastation in Haiti, they're also preparing for a more typical deployment coming up in about four months.
But supporting Operation Unified Response in Haiti flows naturally out of the more routine jobs, Corapi said.
"The combat missions we train for lead to this," he said. "They teach us cooperation and how to think on our feet."
Those things are vital in the skies above Haiti, with civilian agencies, different branches of the military and a number of countries trying to work together.
When the War Eagles arrived over Haiti around 11 a.m. Saturday, the radio was filled with chatter, a welter of American and Haitian accents as ships and planes and forces on the ground talked to each other.
As the plane, code named Red Talon, began its patrol, Petty Office 2nd Class Nick Dimare, the aircraft's camera operator, worked to get the lay of the land, zooming in on a white speck far below that resolved into a sailboat and tagging the various U.S. ships in the area.
The War Eagles started the mission by checking out assigned areas that those in charge wanted to keep an eye on, from a jumble of shipping containers in the port to parts of downtown slowly being cleared of rubble.
The goal was to provide a big-picture view for the helicopters and planes flitting through the sky thousands of feet below the War Eagles, said Lt. Errol Youngborg, who was in charge of the plane.
"Hopefully we'll be able to provide the assistance they're asking for," he said.
In some ways, this mission is easier than those that are more combat focused, said Lt. Rebecca Johnson, who as the tactical officer coordinates everything going on, from telling the pilots where to take the plane to advising the camera operator what pictures are required. The focus during the beginning of the five hours the War Eagles would stay on station was broad documentation, providing a literal 10,000-foot view.
Throughout the day, the plane's navigator, Lt j.g. Rachel Ingram, captured snapshots from the image feed as the plane moved over land: A listing crane slumped in the harbor. Unscathed building standing incongruously in the midst of rubble. Tent cities filled with the displaced.
Things turned a bit more dynamic in mid-afternoon as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson began handing out new tasks: Determine the mood of some people a group of Marines down below are about to run into. Check out a soccer field to see if tents are being set up.
Dimare zoomed and paned, zeroing in on tiny details. "I can just pick stuff out," he said. "I've done this a lot."
The job wrapped up around 4 p.m., the War Eagles replaced by another P-3 who would patrol into the evening.
"I think it was a pretty good mission," said Lt. Cmdr. Jon Spore, the mission commander aboard the P-3. "We helped provide more intelligence."
As the plane winged its way home, the crew relaxed a bit, the busy part of the day over.
Somewhat incongruously, the 116-foot-long tube hurtling through the air miles off the ground features a sort of homey feel, a side effect, perhaps, of a crew used to spending 12 hours or more working together.
Multiple pilots and flight engineers - required by regulations on long flights - allows some of the crew to take brief breaks: Grab some food, use the solid-waste-not-encouraged toilet or sit down for a few hands of Spades and Rummy. It's a brief lull in the long day, which started with briefings around 5 a.m. and still isn't over for the crew when the plane breaks through low-hanging clouds and gently touches down at NAS Jacksonville, Florida around 7 p.m.
A long day, Spore said, but worth it.
It feels like it was successful," he said. "Talking to the others on the crew, we think we helped to do some good."
timothy.gibbons@jacksonville,com, (904) 359-4103
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPWR-11 History "...CPRW-11 Holds First ASW Competition - Thursday January 7, 2010...Squadrons Mentioned: VP-5, VP-8, VP-16 and VP-62..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/ [08JAN2010]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...CPRW-5's VP-10, VP-26 and FSU-5 move to CPRW-11 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." Forwarded by SAVIEO, AT3 Gene firstname.lastname@example.org [26DEC2009]
Last Friday we formally shifted control of VP-10, VP-26 and FSU-5 to CPRW-11 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. With that, CPRW-5 is out of the operational business. By every measure, the difficult process of moving our squadrons and units while continuing to prepare them for deployments set a new standard for how to do it right while always taking care of our Sailors. There is no doubt that every organization on this great base played a key role in that, and I want to personally thank you. Throughout our history, our squadrons have always been able to raise the bar in deployment performance, just as VP-10 did on their last one.
I am often asked why that is, and the one thing I can point to is the amazing team approach that the base has always had. Each and every one of you understand the importance of what our Sailors do, and bend over backwards to ensure that they and their families are fully supported and always taken care of. I am humbled and honored to have had the chance to serve with each and everyone of you (many through multiple tours), and again want to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done for this Wing.
All the best and Happy Holidays. V/r, Jim
Captain Jim Hoke
Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE
5 Jay Beasley Circle
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 921-2424 DSN 476-2424
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...CLAY: NAVFAC Alone Contributes As Much As $482 Million - Friday, October 15, 200 - (Mentioned: VP-5 and CPRW-11)..." WebSite: JaxNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/ [17OCT2009]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Kozad hands CPRW-11 Reins to Turner By LT Jason Mays CPRW-11 Public Affairs Officer - Thursday, July 30, 2009..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/ [02AUG2009]Circa 2008
Capt. Mark Turner will assume command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) during the change of command ceremony tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Hangar 511. Turner relieves Capt. Kyle Cozad, who has commanded CPRW-11 since September 2007. Rear Adm. Bill Moran, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, will be the guest speaker.
Turner, a native of Greenwich, Conn., graduated from Marquette University in 1987 with a B.A. in political science. He received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1989.
In September 1989, he reported to the VP-44 "Golden Pelicans" at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Flying the P-3C Update II Orion, he deployed to Keflavik, Iceland. Upon the disestablishment of VP-44, he reported to the VP-11 "Proud Pegasus" and deployed to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. During these tours, he was designated a TACCO instructor and mission commander. He also served as conventional weapons officer, communications officer, and readiness officer.
Turner then reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington D.C. in 1992. He served as assistant patrol aviation placement officer and flight student placement officer. During this time he earned his master's degree in business administration from Averett College, Danville, Virginia.
In 1995, Turner was assigned as operations administration officer on the USS George Washington (CVN-73). He qualified as officer of the deck and earned his surface warfare officer designation. He completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of operations Joint Endeavor and Southern Watch.
Following his disassociated sea tour, Turner reported to the P-3 fleet replacement squadron VP-30 for instructor duty where he served as training director.
In 1998, he reported to the VP-47 "Golden Swordsmen" at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as administration officer, training officer and operations officer. He completed deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Misawa, Japan.
Turner then reported to the Chief of Naval Operations in 1999 as the assistant P-3 and multi-mission maritime aircraft (MMA) requirements officer in November 1999. Upon completion of the MMA Analysis of Alternatives, he was assigned to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Requirements, initiating development of a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance UAV program.
In 2002, Turner reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems Directorate (J-6). He served as information operations action officer until his transferred to the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J-8) where he served as the executive assistant to the vice director for the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate.
In March 2005, he reported to VP-45 as the executive officer and in May 2006 he took command of the "Pelicans." As CO, he oversaw squadron combat operations throughout the Fifth and Seventh Fleets in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. VP-45 was awarded the Battle "E" in 2007.
In May 2007, Turner reported to the Chief of Naval Operations staff where he served as the P-3 & P-8 requirements officer until June 2009.
As Commodore, Capt. Cozad's leadership and warfighting vision placed his command's four patrol squadrons in the naval aviation spotlight as a force multiplier second to none, as evident in over 19,258 hours of mishap-free flying. His tireless dedication guided Wing 11 to levels of combat readiness that were reflected in operational successes throughout the EUCOM, SOUTHCOM, CENTCOM and PACOM theaters in support of the Global War on Terror. He managed asset allocation of four configurations of P-3C aircraft to ensure flawless support for all forward-deployed operational commanders. Additionally, he implemented stringent training measures to ensure assigned squadrons attained the necessary level of anti-submarine warfare and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance readiness in order to be an effective force multiplier while deployed worldwide.
As the lead wing for sensors initiatives and the driving force behind Improved Extended Echo Ranging (IEER) introduction across the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF), he streamlined the fleet introduction by training eight aircrews on eight local IEER flights and seven IEER flights in Seventh Fleet.
Cozad was actively involved in the $128.5 million construction of Hangar 511, the largest hangar in the Navy and the $41.7 million refurbishment of Hangar 1000. His careful planning and coordination between NAS Jacksonville, Florida facilities, NAS Brunswick, Maine BRAC commands, contractors, FRCSE, VR-58 and CPRW-11 squadron's have been instrumental in minimizing impact to operational tempo and ensuring quality of life for sailors and their families.
Captain Cozad has consistently guided four VP squadrons and the 1,350 people that comprise Wing Eleven to unprecedented levels of readiness and success in times of scarce resources and increasing operational demands.
A BIT OF HISTORY: 090218-N-2491R-023 COMALAPA, El Salvador (Feb. 18, 2009) "...Capt. Kyle Cozad, Commodore of CPRW-11, speaks to Sailors assigned to the "Mad Foxes" of VP-5 during an all-hands Captain's Call. Cozad is on a visit to deliver a "Bravo Zulu" to VP-5 and CPRW-11 support personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Harry J. Rucker III/Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [21FEB2009]
A BIT OF HISTORY: VP-30/CPRW-11 History "...VP-30 Hosts Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (VP-30 and CPRW-11) - Thursday, October 9, 2008..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [09OCT2008]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...A conversation with Capt. Sean Buck - By Jeff Brumley, The Times-Union - Last modified 8/13/2007 - 6:50 am..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [29SEP2008]
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A BIT OF HISTORY: CPO Selectees "...CPO SELECTEES (VP-5, VP-30, VP-62, CPRW-11 and CMO-11) - Thursday, September 4, 2008..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [29AUG2008]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Group - RADM Brian C. Prindle, USN. Wings of Gold - Spring 2008 - Page 6-8. (Squadrons/Wings Referenced: VP-62, VP-69, VQ-1, VQ-2, VPU-1, VPU-2, VP-1, VP-4, VP-5, VP-8, VP-9, VP-10, VP-16, VP-26, VP-30, VP-40, VP-45, VP-46, VP-47, CPRW-2, CPRW-5, CPRW-10 and CPRW-11..." WebSite: Association of Naval Aviation http://www.anahq.org/index.htm [23APR2008]
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A BIT OF HISTORY: CPRW-11 History "...CPRW-11 Reaches Out To The Local Community..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [15MAR2008]
A BIT OF HISTORY: YNC Robert Torres "...CPRW-1 Sailor Supports Operation Iraqi Freedom - Thursday, January 17th, 2008..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [19JAN2008]
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPRW-11 History "...CPRW-11 Change of Command - Thursday, September 13th, 2007..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [14SEP2007]
A BIT OF HISTORY: 070813-N-2491R-018 JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Aug. 13, 2007) "...Sailors assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing CPRW-11 inspect the flight line of Naval Air Station NAS Jacksonville, Florida for foreign object debris (FOD). CPRW-11 is comprised of three operational squadrons, VP-5, VP-16, and VP-45, with 38 maritime patrol aircraft deployable worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Harry J. Rucker III (RELEASED)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=49510 [15AUG2007]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...A conversation with Capt. Sean Buck - The Times-Union - 8/13/2007 - 6:50 am..." WebSite: Florida Times-Union http://www.jacksonville.com/ tu-online/ stories/ 081307/ met_190903389.shtml [14AUG2007]
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A BIT OF HISTORY: Sailors Of The Quarter "...Sailors Of The Quarter - CPRW-11, VP-5, VP-16 and VP-30 - Thursday, August 9th, 2007..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [10AUG2007]
A BIT OF HISTORY: Sailor Of The Quarter "...Sailor Of The Quarter - Menitoned: VP-4, VP-16, VP-30, VP-45 and CPRW-11 - Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 Vol. 65 - No. 18..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/ [04MAY2007]
A BIT OF HISTORY: Captain Sean Buck, CO CPRW-11 "...Warfare Development: A New Paradigm. By Lt.j.g. Scott Greer - VP-45 PAO. Squadrons Mentioned: CPRW-11, VP-5 and VP-45. Thursday, January 4th, 2007..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/ [05JAN2007]
Photograph Caption: Captain Sean Buck, Commanding Officer of CPRW-11 and Rear Admiral Brian Prindle, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, cut the ribbon to the new Warfare Development Center
On Oct. 1, the P-3 squadrons of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) unified their maintenance departments into single a Consolidated Maintenance Organization (CMO). With a renewed focus on warfare primacy, professional development, and leadership excellence, the resulting squadrons were completely restructured.
Central to the new construct was the creation of a transformational Warfare Development Department (WDD) charged with positional training along with tactical standardization and innovation.
Three department heads supported by nine junior officer instructor pilots and tactical coordinators lead the new department. Tactics are developed or refined through close coordination with VP-30 and CPRW-11's Weapons Training Units, detailed postmission reconstruction/analysis, and feedback of lessons learned to aircrew.
Training is managed through the creation of positional warfare development tracks.
Enlisted aircrew remain in their respective training tracks until qualified whereas junior officers serve in either an intermediate or advanced training track. Intermediate training occurs during the first three months a junior officer is in a squadron. Advanced training is conducted after the first year culminating in a demanding oral review board and in-flight evaluation.
On Sept. 22, Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Capt. Sean Buck, commanding officer (CO) of CPRW-11, Cmdr. Mark Turner, CO of VP-45 and Cmdr. Brent Klavon CO of VP-5 dedicated an innovative Warfare Development Center (WDC).
The WDC is a state-of-the-art facility comprised of 75 computers, cutting edge software, and the latest presentation technologies. In 2007, the WDC will also allow worldwide video teleconferencing and SIPRNET access. The new facility was created to support the WDD Inter-Deployment Readiness Cycles charter by providing a central location where aircrew undergo a rigorous syllabus of computer-based training, systems/tactics lectures, development: a new snow lectures, and professional/leadership seminars. At the end of the training, participants are expected to be a consummate war-fighter and leader.
Every detail, including the layout of the WDC, was planned in detail to reinforce the worldwide readiness of P-3 squadrons. Consisting of two classrooms, designated the Campaign and warrior rooms, aircrew can view the flags and campaign streamers for the locations and operations that patrol squadron have operated in since World War II. More poignantly, all of the Navy personnel lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and the global war on terrorism are memorialized.
Prindle heralded the warfare development model as "the way of the future" and how the P-3 community will "make the step from the P-3 to multi-mission maritime aircraft without missing a step."
A quote from Sir Winston Churchill is on the wall of the warrior room that reads, "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." The officers and Sailors of CPRW-11, VP-45 and VP-5 are doing just that for the entire P-3 community.
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...P-8A mobile demo trailer visits NAS Jacksonville, Florida By Lt. Steve Bradfield, VP-30 PAO - Thursday, August 24, 2006 (Squadrons Mentioned: VP-30, VP-45 and CPRW-11)..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/ [25AUG2006]Circa 2005
Photo by Clark Pierce Lt. Cmdr. Dan Parilla of , evaluates the P-8A flight controls during his simulated sortie Aug. 11.
The Boeing Corporation's P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) demonstration trailer made a stop at NAS Jacksonville Aug. 11 as part of their nine-week cross-country tour.
The P-8A is a military derivative of the next generation 737-800 commercial aircraft and is the Navy's replacement platform for the P-3C. The state-of-the-art demonstration trailer provided a first-hand look into the latest technology being incorporated into the new weapon system. The demonstration trailer included a high fidelity cockpit flight simulation linked with three mission operator consoles and simulated sensors.
More than 300 aircrew and Sailors had the opportunity to participate in guided demonstrations of the 21st century workstations and operational mission software, and participated in simulated test flights experiencing some of the mission qualities the P-8A aircraft will bring to the fleet. The demonstration trailer also included high bandwidth satellite connectivity enabling distributed simulations and network-centric demonstrations between the trailer and other Boeing Integration Centers across the country.
Photo by Clark Pierce Boeing's P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) mobile demonstration trailer is on a nine-week, cross-country tour to give P-3 pilots and workstation operators a hands-on experience with the new aircraft.
The day prior to the tours, a combined team from Boeing and Naval Air Systems Command, provided Sailors from VP-30 and squadrons assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven a thorough brief on the MMA program and detailed information about the open architecture mission system. ''It's is great to get out and see the fleet, our customer in this development effort, and see them walk away excited about the product we plan on delivering to them in the coming years,'' said Egan Greenstein of the Boeing Corporation. ''The trailer enables us to provide a more exciting, more realistic, demonstration of the P-8A's capabilities.''
Capt. Tim Brewer, commanding officer of VP-30, after receiving a tour said, ''I wish I was 15 years younger so I could get the chance to fly this aircraft. The Boeing-NAVAIR team, combined with input from the fleet, is obviously on track to deliver a weapon system that will bring with it a huge leap forward in anti-submarine warfare technology.''
Photo by Clark Pierce Boeing's Carrie Ann Hrastich stands by as AWAN Marvelous Salters of VP-45, evaluates the workstation software capabilities.
The Boeing-led P-8A team, which includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Smiths Aerospace will produce five test aircraft during the program's system development and demonstration phase. The Navy plans to purchase up to 108 aircraft to replace its aging fleet of P-3 aircraft. The first aircraft will be delivered for flight test in 2009 and initial operational capability is slated for 2013.
Photo courtesy of VP-30 Commanding Officer Capt. Tim Brewer operates a P-8A Mission System console on board the P-8A demonstration trailer.
Photo courtesy of VP-30 Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven Capt. Sean Buck (center) and his Chief Staff Officer Cmdr. Jim Debold (right) discuss P-8A capabilities with Egan Greenstein of the Boeing Corporation.
A BIT OF HISTORY: CAPTAIN Sinnett and Buck "...CPRW-11 To Hold Change Of Command - By Lt. Tony Walters - CPRW-11 PAO - JaxAirNews Thursday May 18, 2006..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [19MAY2006]
Capt. Sean Buck will assume command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) during a change of command ceremony today at Hangar 116. Buck relieves Capt. Dennis Sinnett, who has commanded CPRW-11 since November 2004. Retired Navy Capt. Keith Weaver, a former CPRW-11 commander, will be the guest speaker.
Buck is a native of Indianapolis, Ind. and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983, where he received his commission.
A P-3C naval flight officer, Buck's at-sea operational tours include a division officer tour in VP-40, a department head tour in VP-26, where he served as the safety/NATOPS officer and maintenance officer and a disassociated sea tour on board USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN- 71) as the V-2 catapult and arresting gear division officer.
His shore and staff assignments include VX-1 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, the Bureau of Naval Personnel as aircraft carrier placement officer, the Joint Staff as an air operations officer in the Joint Reconnaissance Operations Division and the Chief of Naval Operation's (CNO) staff as executive assistant to the deputy CNO for Warfare Requirements and Programs.
In March 2001, Buck reported to the "Tridents" of VP-26 as executive officer and assumed command of the squadron in March 2002. During his tour as commanding officer, the squadron completed a split deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, and the Caribbean supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Buck's most recent assignment has been with the National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va. serving as the deputy director of the Naval NRO Coordination Group.
Sinnett assumed command of CPRW-11 on Nov. 5, 2004 and has been an inspirational leader and warfighter. His vision placed VP-5, VP-16, VP-45, VP-62, VQ-2, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment Jacksonville and Aviation Support Detachment Jacksonville in the naval aviation spotlight and showcased maritime patrol and reconnaissance (MPR) as a force multiplier second to none.
As commodore, Sinnett guided the wing to unprecedented levels of combat readiness that were reflected in numerous operational successes throughout the European Command, Southern Command, Central Command and Pacific Command theaters in support of the global war on terrorism.
Sinnett was also the driving force behind the MPR community's participation in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Additionally, he creatively employed wing assets and staff personnel in response to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to provide near real time surveillance and assessment to Joint Task Force Katrina and other federal agencies.
Sinnett improved maintenance production through Lean Six Sigma and O-level AIRSpeed implementation, ensuring resources and support were available and properly apportioned to all forward deployed operational commanders. Under his guidance and influence, the notion of a consolidated maintenance organization was developed, planned and put into motion, laying the groundwork for the eventual transition to the P-8A multi-mission aircraft. His drive and inspiration as the sensor wing leader enabled new technologies and warfighting capabilities, such as improved extended echo ranging, to be effectively introduced to the MPRA force.
Sinnett's next assignment will be to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, DC.
A BIT OF HISTORY: Sports and Standings "...Sports and Standings - JaxAirNews Thursday February 2, 2006. Squadrons Mentioned: VP-5, VP-16, VP-30, VP-45, VP-62, VS-22, and CPRW-11..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/jaxairnews/ss/jaxairnews/ [09FEB2006]
There will be several softball meetings Feb. 15 in the Building 850 conference room. The season will begin in March. The following are the times of the meetings:
Greybeard – 11:30 a.m. – Open to active duty, selective reservists and command Department of Defense personnel age 30 and up.
Intramural – noon - Open to active duty, selective reservists and command Department of Defense personnel.
Women's league - 12:30 p.m. - Open to active duty, selective reservists, military dependents over 18 and Department of Defense employees.
Commands having their athletic officer or designated representative attend the meeting will receive five captain's cup points. All interested personnel should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league.
Open softball meeting planned
An open softball meeting will be held Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. at Mulligans. This league is open to NAVAIR and Department of Defense employees, active duty, military dependents over 18 and selective reservists. Rules as well as days of the week and times for the games will be discussed at the meeting.
An open racquetball tournament will be held Feb. 28 through March 3 each night at 5 p.m. at the NAS Jax Gymnasium. The tournament is free and is open to all NAS Jax authorized men and women. There is a competitive division and a recreational division. Awards will be given to the winners of each division. Call 542-3239 to sign up by Feb. 22.
Sports officials and scorekeepers needed
The North Florida Military Officials Association is looking for individuals to officiate soccer, softball, football and volleyball at NAS Jax. Scorekeepers are also needed for basketball. Experience is not required. If interested, contact Jesse Beach at 771-1333.
Navy Southeast Regional Running and Triathlon Team
Attention competition runners. Represent U.S. Navy in 5K, 10K, marathons and/or triathlons? The U.S. Navy will showcase elite active duty men and women in regional races. Uniforms are provided as well as transportation, entry fees, and lodging costs. Interested runners must compete in a sanctioned (USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon Association, or Roadrunners Clubs of America) race and your time must be one of top 10 regional qualifying times.
If you have run in a sanctioned race and your time meets the regional qualifying time, contact your base athletic director.
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPRW-11 History "...CPRW-11 program: Don't mix alcohol, driving - By LT Tony Walters - CPRW-11 PAO - Thursday, December 15, 2005 - VOL 63 - NO 49 - NAS Jacksonville, FLA...(Mentioned: VP-5)..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://pub.jaxairnews.com/Sections.aspx?sec=16837 [16DEC2005]
A BIT OF HISTORY: VP-30 History "...CPRW-11 Continues Leadership Seminar Series - By LT Tony Walters - CPRW-11 PAO - Thursday, October 27, 2005..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://pub.jaxairnews.com/Sections.aspx?sec=15815 [28OCT2005]
A BIT OF HISTORY: Homes Visits "...Rear Adm. Michael Holmes, Commander, Patrol Reconnaissance Group, visits members of Commander Patrol Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) and VP-30 during his brief stop at NAS Jacksonville, Florida August 4. From left, Capt. Dennis Sinnett, CPRW-11, Holmes and VP-30 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Richard Heimerle. During his visit, Holmes addressed the members of CPRW-11 and VP-30 on the future of the maritime patrol and reconnaissance community..." WebSite: JaxAirNews http://pub.jaxairnews.com/Sections.aspx?sec=14408 [11AUG2005]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...CPRW-11 change of command tomorrow - From CPRW-11 - From CPRW-11 - Last modified at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2004..." JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/stories/110404/mil_cprwcoc001.shtml [06APR2005]Circa 2003
Capt. Dennis Sinnett
Capt. Dennis Sinnett assumes command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) during a change of command ceremony tomorrow at Hanger 1000, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Sinnett relieves Capt. Carlos Chavez, who has commanded CPRW-11 since January 2003. Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Rear Adm. Michael Holmes will be the guest speaker.
Sinnett is a native of Annapolis, Md., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1982, where he received his commission. Following flight training at VT-2 in Milton, Fla., and VT-31 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, he was designated a naval aviator in March 1984.
Upon completion of FRS training with VP-30, Sinnett joined VP-10 in September 1984. While attached to the ''Red Lan-cers,'' he completed deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and a split-site deployment to NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal.
Sinnett reported for duty to VX-1, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, in May 1988, where he served as quality assurance division officer, assistant maintenance officer and operational test director for various P-3C and H-60 projects.
Capt. Carlos Chavez
In August 1990, Sinnett reported for duty on board USS Saratoga (CV-60) based at NS Mayport, where he was assigned as catapult and arresting gear officer/V-2 division officer. While attached to Saratoga, he participated in several fleet exercises, two Mediter-ranean deployments and Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
In September 1992, Sinnett reported for temporary duty on the staff of CPRW-11, where he worked as watch officer and assistant operations officer. In November 1993, Sinnett reported to VP-46 for his department head tour. While assigned to the ''Grey Knights,'' he made deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan, and NSF Diego Garcia. During his tour, he served as safety/NATOPS officer, aircraft maintenance officer and operations officer. While attached to VP-46, he was selected as the Association of Naval Aviation's Pacific Fleet Maritime Patrol Aviator of the Year.
In September 1995, Sinnett reported for duty at CPRW-11, where he served as maintenance officer and operations officer.
In March 1999, Sinnett reported to VP-45 as the executive officer and assumed command of the squadron in March 2000. While commanding officer, the squadron completed a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, participating in operations in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Sinnett reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, Tenn., in March 2001 where he served as the VP / VQ commander detailer.
In October 2002, Sinnett reported to Commander, Naval Air Force, San Diego, Calif., where he served as executive assistant to Vice Adm. Michael Malone.
He is married to the former Suzanne Biess of Annapolis, Md., and has two daughters, Lindsey and Samantha.
Sinnett takes over a command marked by profound change under Chavez's distinguished tenure from January 2003 to November 2004. In his time at CPRW-11, Chavez provided direction and insight essential in leading the maritime community in sensor development, the incorporation of business disciplines as a part of the naval aviation enterprise, and realigning the maritime patrol and reconnaissance (MPR) force to reflect an aging fleet and new global priorities. As a leader in the maritime patrol and reconnaissance community, Chavez spearheaded the improvement of multistatic acoustic tactics, techniques and proficiency. His direction in the development of a community-wide Naval Aviation Readiness Integration Improvement Program relational database resulted in methods and improvement that are now fleet standards. Chavez has led the MPR community in the implementation of full active reserve force integration and has developed the first ever Wing Weapons Tactics Unit.
Upon being relieved, Chavez will report to U.S. Northern Command as chief of staff for integration.
A BIT OF HISTORY: IEER System "...March 6, 2003 - Fleet supports NAVAIR flight test - by Derrill Thompson - SPECIAL TO THE TESTER. Mentioned (CPRW-11, VP-45 and VX-20)..." WebSite: DC Military - Tester http://www.dcmilitary.com/navy/tester/8_09/features/21891-1.html [16DEC2005]Circa 2002
Photograph Caption: Lt. Jim Bolin, right, VX-20 AIP project officer, points out the capabilities of the IEER system to Lt. Jeff Hartsell of VP-45 during preflight.
Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 and the "Fighting Pelicans" of VP-45 hosted a combined military, civil service, and contractor team from NAVAIR Jacksonville in support of continued developmental test of the Improved Extended Echo Ranging system. The NAVAIR team, led by Lt. Jim Bolin, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 IEER project officer, consisted of active-duty military from VX-20, civil service engineers and contractor employees from Veridian and Titan.
The IEER system is an improved multi-static active sensor which employs a new sonobuoy coupled with improved processing algorithms to extend the EER deep-water search capability into the shallow waters of the littoral. The IEER is currently undergoing software qualification testing leading up to a transition to the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1, for an operational assessment. Fleet release of IEER is scheduled next year following a successful operational evaluation.
The IEER system was developed by the PEO(A) for Antisubmarine Warfare, Air Assault, and Special Missions, PMA-264, in response to the fleet need for a large-area search capability against small submarines operating in littoral waters. The system combines a new sensor, the AN/SSQ-101 Air Deployed Active Receiver sonobuoy with improved software in the P-3C UIII Anti-surface Warfare Improvement aircraft.
The ADAR sonobuoy employs a multi-element planar hydrophone array to improve detection in shallow littoral waters. This improved sensor, when coupled with AIP's powerful acoustic post-processor, the USQ-78A, will provide Maritime ASW aircrews with the tools necessary to effectively prosecute the difficult task of ASW search in littoral waters.
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Commander honored for heroic actions - From ComPatReconWing 11 - Thursday, May 16, 2002..." JaxAirNews http://www.jaxairnews.com/stories/051602/mil_stubbs001.shtml [06APR2005]Circa 1994
Cmdr. Curtis Stubbs, Tactical Support Center director.
Picture: Cmdr. Curtis Stubbs, Tactical Support Center director at ComPatReconWing 11 is presented a Navy Commendation Medal signed by the Secretary of the Navy from Commodore Mark Ensor, commander, ComPatReconWing 11 for saving a woman's life during an event at Alltel Stadium. Photo courtesy of ComPatReconWing 11.
Cmdr. Curtis Stubbs, Tactical Support Center director of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (ComPat ReconWing 11) was recently honored for his heroic actions in saving a woman's life during his promotion ceremony to Navy commander.
After being sworn in, Stubbs was presented with a Navy Commendation Medal signed by the Secretary of the Navy from Commodore Mark Ensor, commander, ComPatRecon Wing 11 in recognition of his heroic efforts.
''While attending an event at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Cmdr. Stubbs heard a loud crash and scream behind him. A large lighting component weighing 35 pounds fell 30 feet and hit a woman on her head causing a life-threatening injury. The light also struck her 10-year-old son, cutting his face. While the surrounding crowd stood by, Stubbs took immediate action using towels he brought and administered first aid to suppress the bleeding. He treated the woman and her son until emergency personnel arrived 10 minutes later.
His actions taken without regard to personal risk, potentially saved her life. Stubbs' distinctive accomplishments, unrelenting perseverance and steadfast devotion to duty reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service,'' reads the citation.
Stubbs is a graduate of Orange Park High School. Before enlisting in the Navy, he was a student at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
He enlisted in the Navy in Aug. 1982 and began his naval career as an aviation anti-submarine warfare operator, achieving the rank of AW2. In November 1985, Stubbs graduated from the State University of New York and was accepted into AOCS where he was commissioned an ensign in June 1986. After completion of flight training, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1987.
Upon completion of P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training with VP-31, Stubbs joined VP-17.
In May 1991, he was selected for Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. where he graduated with a master's of science degree in information technology.
In late 1993, he reported to Commander, Fleet Air Keflavik, Iceland as Staff/ Watch officer for CTG84.
Additionally, he earned dual masters degrees from Webster University in business administration and human resource development and training.
In May 1995, he reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VX-1,) in Patuxent River, Md. During this tour, he served as the Navy's First AIREM officer, responsible for evaluating deployed aircraft systems, and as Safety/NATOPS department head, earning back-to-back CNO Safety awards.
Upon completion of refresher training at VP-30, Stubbs joined VP-10 for his department head tour in 1998.
As the training officer, he helped coordinate the transition to the AIP aircraft and participated in a historic deployment to Sigonella, Sicily, becoming the first P-3 squadron to conduct Standoff Land-Attack Missile launches in a wartime setting.
In February 2000, he took over as operations officer and deployed split-site to Keflavik, Iceland and Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
During his tenure he conducted the first-ever VP operations out of El Salva-dor in support of JIATF-East including the record-breaking seizure of more than 20 metric tons of narcotics for a deployed squad-ron.
In December 2000, he reported aboard ComPatReconWing 11 as Tactical Support Director.
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Patrol Aviation In The Atlantic In World War II - Naval Aviation News - November - December 1994.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1994/nd94.pdf [12NOV2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Records, History, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - May - June 1993.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1993/mj93.pdf [12NOV2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Patrol Wing Eleven Change of Command - 24 JULY 1986 - NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [05NOV2001]PROGRAM
ARRIVAL OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS
PARADING OF THE COLORS
CPW-11 1812 Fife and Drum Corps
Captain C. B. McPhail, CHC, U.S. Navy
INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKER
Rear Admiral S. F. Gallo, U.S. Navy
Vice Admiral Bernard M. Kauderer, U.S. Navy
REMARKS AND READING OF ORDERS OF DETACHMENT
Captain Byron E. Tobin, Jr., U.S. Navy
READING OF ORDERS TO COMMAND AND REMARK
Captain Jon S. Coleman, U.S. Navy
Captain C. B. McPhail, CHC, U.S. Navy
RETIRING OF THE COLOR
CDR R. G. KIRKLAND
CDR J. R. LOVE
CDR M. G. BRUNER
CDR T. P. LAWLER
CDR L. D. NEWSOME
CDR H. M. WILSON
VICE ADMIRAL BERNARD M. KAUDERER, USN
Vice Admiral Bernard M. Kauderer, U.S. Navy, a 1953 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, first served in the destroyer, USS THE SULLIVANS (00 537), and then as Executive Officer of the minesweeper, USS HUMMINGBIRD (MSC 192) before attending Submarine School.
Following qualification in USS RATON (SSR 270), he attended a year of nuclear power training in New London and Idaho Falls, Idaho. He then served in USS ROBERT E. LEE (SSBN 601), as Engineer Officer in USS SKIPJACK (SSN 585) and as Executive Officer, USS U. S. GRANT (SSBN 631).
Successive commands of the nuclear attack submarine USS BARB (SSN 596), the Nuclear Power Training Unit, Idaho Falls, and the submarine tender USS DIXON (AS 37), were followed by service on the staff of Commander Submarine Force, U .S. Atlantic Fleet, first as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Management, and then as Chief of Staff. Following selection to flag rank in 1977, he served as Commander Submarine Group FIVE, and then as Deputy Director, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He served as Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, from June 1981 to June 1983. Vice Admiral Kauderer assumed duties as Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in June 1983.
In addition to the Legion of Merit, Gold Stars in lieu of second and third Legions of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal, the Admiral holds the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Star and the Vietnam Service Medal with Star.
A native of Philadelphia, Vice Admiral Kauderer is married to the'fu'rmer Myra Frances Weissman of Brooklyn, New York. They have three married children and five grandchildren.
REAR ADMIRAL S. FRANK GALLO, USN
Rear Admiral S. F. Gallo was born in Brooklyn, New York, on i July 1936. He attended the New York State Maritime College and graduated in 1957 with a B.S. in Marine Engineering in addition to a Third Engineer's Merchant License in Steam and Diesels. Rear Admiral Gallo was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in November 1958.
His first assignment was aboard USS ESTES (AGC-12) homeported in San Diego where he served as Main Propulsion Assis- tant until July 1960. He commenced flight training and was designated a naval aviator in October 1961.
After designation, Rear Admiral Gallo reported to Patrol Squadron TWENTY-THREE in Brunswick, Maine, serving there until June 1965. He then reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he received an Aeronautical Engineer's Degree (AeE) in June 1968. His next assignment was as Communications Officer on the staff of Commander Carrier Division TWENTY, initially aboard USS ESSEX and later aboard USSINTREPID. After the decommissioning of CARDIV TWENTY , he reported as Communications Officer to the staff of COMCARDIV FOURTEEN aboard USS WASP where he served until January 1971. He then reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY for transition to the P-3 enroute to Patrol Squadron ELEVEN in Brunswick, Maine, where he served as Safety Officer and Operations Officer. In 1973, Rear Admiral Gallo attended the Naval War College. After training at Patrol Squadron THIRTY , Rear Admiral Gallo reported to Patrol Squadron TWENTY -FOUR as Executive Officer and subsequently as Commanding Officer where he served until December 1976. He then reported to the staff of Commander Patrol Wing FIVE as Operations Officer, serving in this capacity until February 1979. His next assignment was to OPNAV in Washington, D.C., as P-3 Program Coordinator until April 1980 when he was assigned as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare) until June 1981. He was then ordered as Commander Patrol Wing ELEVEN from July 1981 to August 1982. Following tour with PATWING ELEVEN, he then served as Executive Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet until June 1985 when he was promoted to the rank of Commodore and assigned as Commander Patrol Wings, Atlantic in Brunswick, Maine.
Rear Admiral Gallo is married to the former JoAnne Balch of Munsonville, NH. They reside in Brunswick, Maine and have three children: Elizabeth, Anne and Katherine. Rear Admiral Gallo has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Viet- nam Service Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Commendation, and the Vietnam Civil Action Ribbon.
CAPTAIN BYRON E. TOBIN, JR., USN
Captain Byron E. Tobin, Jr., was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1937. Following graduation from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, he entered the Navy as an Aviation Officer Candidate. He was commissioned in 1961 and designated a Naval Aviator in May 1962.
Upon completion of flight training, Captain Tobin was assigned to Patrol Squadron FORTY -FIVE, then located at U.S. Naval Station, Bermuda flying the P5M Marlin.
He participated in deployments to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following the Cuban Crisis and, in late 1963, relocated with the squadron to NAS J acksonville, Florida and commenced transition to the P3A.
In 1966, Captain Tobin reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and served as Aircraft Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and as Pilot/Flight Engineer Training Officer. In 1969, he received orders to the USS INTREPID. He served as Assistant CIC Officer and qualified as an Officer of the Deck Underway. In 1972, he graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. In the same year, he was awarded a Master of Science Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Captain Tobin reported to Patrol Squadron FIVE in December 1972, where he was Training Officer and Maintenance Officer. In May 1975, he was reassigned to the Organization of Joint Chiefs of Staff as Emergency Actions Senior Operations Officer in the National Military Command Center .
In July 1978, Captain Tobin assumed command of Patrol Squadron FORTY-NINE. During this tour, the squadron was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation, the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for Anti-Submarine Warfare Excellence, and the Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic, Golden Anchor Award for Retention. Following this tour, Captain Tobin assumed command of the Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Under his command, the Pittsburgh Recruiting District advanced in the National Recruiting Competitive Standings from nuIl}ber 39 to number 13. In December 1980, Captain Tobin assumed command of Patrol Squadron THIRTY. Patrol Squadron THIRTY was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the period December 1980 through July 1982 in recognition of its role in the transition of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Royal Netherlands Navy to the P-3C.
From February 1982 through May 1984, Captain Tobin served as the Special Assistant for Legislative Coordination to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel and Training/Chief of Naval Personnel.
Captain Tobin has been awarded the Legion ofMerit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Captain Tobin assumed command of Patrol Wing ELEVEN in June 1984. He is married to the former Sally Maguire of East Orange, New Jersey; they have two children, Meredith and B.E.
CAPTAIN JON S. COLEMAN, USN
Captain Jon S. Coleman is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Loui- siana Polytechnic Institute, graduating in June 1962, and was commissioned an Ensign through the NAOC Program in October 1962.
After designation, Captain Coleman reported to Airborne Early Warning Squadron Pacific at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served until May 1965. He then reported to Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, Florida and served until December 1966. He was next assigned to the Naval Post Graduate School where he earned a Masters Degree in Computer Systems Management in 1968. He then reported to Patrol Squadron FORTY-TWO. Late in 1969, VP-42 was decommissioned and Captain Coleman was reassigned to Patrol Squadron FORTY, homeported at NAS Moffett Field, California. His next tour was with the staff, Chief of Naval Education and Training, Pensacola, Florida. In August 1974, he commenced the Naval Command and Staff Course at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and graduated in July 1975.
In November 1975, Captain Coleman reported to Patrol Squadron FIVE. There he served, in turn, as the squadron's Tactics Officer and Operations Officer. His next assignment was to the staff, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet as Air ASW Operations Officer. After training at VP-30, Captain Coleman reported to Patrol Squadron FORTY -NINE in June 1980, for his command tour. In June 1982, he assumed duties as Operations Officer on the staff of Commander Patrol Wing ELEVEN. His next assignment was to OPNAV in Washington, D.C., as Aviation Plans Officer for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare).
During the past year, he has been a student at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Captain Coleman is married to the former Cissy Roberts of Shreveport, Louisiana. They reside at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and have three children: Judy, Jill and Jon. Captain Coleman's awards include: the Meritoriou; Service Medal. (5), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3) and various campaign and service awards.
HISTORY OF THE CHANGE OF COMMAND
Naval ceremonies antedate the Christian era. Common dangers and shared victories tend to the creation of brotherhood, and in none is it closer than that of the Naval profession where men are bound by common traditions, shared practices and ancient customs. The Navy, an organization of explicit discipline, lends itself to the perpetuation of the more venerated customs, heroic traditions and dignified ceremonies such as this which you are witnessing today.
The ceremonies, customs and traditions of our modern Navy draw their origin from ancient customs and laws of the sea begun in histotic times by seafating men and gradually merged into the British Naval Regulations in effect at the time of the American Revolution. The effect these old customs have had in the formulation of naval regulations is a marked example of the influence of tested usage.
John Adams, who compiled the first rules for Regulation of the Navy in the United Colonies and thus set a precedent for future provisions, used as his guide the instructions and regulations of the British Admiralty, themselves a product of time-honored traditions and customs. It was under the direction of these that the Father of the U.S. Navy, John Paul Jones, a born British subject, gave our Navy its earliest traditions of heroism and victory.
The Change of Command Ceremony you witness today is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy Regulations, but rather is an honored product of the rich heritage of Naval tradition. It is wholly a naval custom without an equivalent counterpart in the Army or Air Force. Custom has established that this ceremony be formal and impressive-designed to strengthen that respect for atlthority which is vital to any military organization. Parading all hands at quarters and public reading of official orders stems from those days when movement of mail and persons was a very slow process. This procedure was designed to insure that only duly authorized officers held command and that all aboard were aware of its authenticity.
The heart of the ceremony is the formal reading of official orders by the relieving officer and the officer to be relieved. Command passes upon utterance by the relieving officer, "I relieve you, Sir!" The officer being relieved responds, "I stand relieved." This simple procedure is duplicated hundreds of times daily throughout the navies of the world as each watch officer passes responsibility to his relief in the conduct of each ship's routine.
The strength and supremacy of today's Navy stems in large measure from the observance of customs and traditions, each founded on need, each conttibuting its share to stability, combat effectiveness and smooth transferred of authority. This simple ceremony, passing authority and responsibility to yet another fine officer , reflects the dedication of free men serving their nation proudly.
HISTORY OF PATROL WING ELEVEN
Patrol Wing ELEVEN's history has been long and colorful. The Wing was commissioned on August 15, 1942, at Norfolk and five days later was moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was charged with providing anti-submarine protection to shipping convoys in the southwest Atlantic and the Caribbean at the height of the German U-Boat campaign. The PBY-5A aircraft, equipped with a limited capability for spotting and destroying enemy submarines, patrolled a million square miles of ocean area with amazing success. The three assigned squadrons were credited with sinking ten German submarines and damaging eighteen others. Only two aircraft were lost.
Peacetime brought a winding down of the Caribbean operations and with the closing of facilities at San Juan in 1950, Patrol Wing ELEVEN shifted its homeport to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. From this base, flying the multi-engine P2V aircraft, Wing ELEVEN squadrons continued to patrol vast ocean areas, participate in Fleet exercises, and train for future commitments. These commitments, however, were taking on new dimensions as the capabilities of patrol aircraft were expanded. Although anti-submarine warfare surveillance flights were still the first order of the day, secondary missions of aerial mine warfare, search and rescue and photographic intelligence were being assigned.
In 1964, Wing ELEVEN squadrons began transitioning to the new P-3A "Orion" aircraft. By December of 1969, all Patrol Wing ELEVEN squadrons were operating the P-3A "Orion" and the venerable P2V aircraft's twenty-five year old career came to an end. In July of 1971, the art of anti-submarine warfare reached anew level of sophistication when Patrol Wing ELEVEN squadrons began transil:ieJ:ling to the new computerized P-3C "Orion" aircraft.
To support this new aircraft, a new computetized Operational Control/Tactical Support Center was installed in Headquarters In January of 1,972. Since then, additional squadrons have joined Patrol Wing ELEVEN bringing the total Wing strength up to SIX operational fleet squadrons, 54 aircraft and approximately 2500 men. All squadrons now operate the highly complex computerized P-3C "Orion" aircraft.
Patrol Wing ELEVEN squadrons have performed with distinction in the Korean conflict, the Lcebanon and Berlin ctises, the Cuban missile crisis, and recently, off the coast of Libya in support of battle group sttike operations. On their regular deployment cycle, Patrol Wing ELEVEN aircraft have been a familiar sight in the skies from Norway and Greenland to Chile and Argentina, and from the eastern Mediterranean westward to Southeast Asia and in the Indian Ocean. Commander Patrol Wing ELEVEN and assigned squadrons face the future with increased strength and newer equipment, ready to meet any challenge to our nation's use of the seas.
PREVIOUS WING COMMANDERS
CAPT S. J. MICHAEL
CAPT S. J. Michael
CAPT S. I. PRICE
Capt. S. I. Price
CAPT A. 0. RULE
CAPT C. W. CRAWFORD
Capt. C. W. Crawford
CDR W. T. SHIELDS
CAPT W. K. GOODNEY
CAPT D. T. DAY
CAPT G. C. MONTGOMERY
CAPT J. S. McCLURE
CAPT A. S. BORN
CAPT L. 0. DAHL
CAPT E. J. S. YOUNG
CAPT R. J. DAVIS
CAPT B. F. McCLEOD
CAPT S. J. LAWRENCE
CAPT S. J. Lawrence
CAPT D. E. MACINTOSH
CAPT R. M. MILNER
CAPT C. L. LAMBING
CAPT R. TURNER, JR.
CAPT G. J. FRAUENHEIM
CAPT L. P. PRESSLER
CAPT A. C. CASON, JR.
CAPT H. B. SCOTT
CAPT J. H. BURTON
Capt. J. H. Burton
CAPT W. W. HONOUR
CAPT D. W. HERLONG
Capt. D. W. Herlong
CAPT W. J. PRESSLER, JR.
Capt. W. J. Pressler
CAPT. W. J. VAUGHT
CAPT. W. J. Vaught
CAPT A. P. LESPERANCE
CAPT A. P. Lesperance
CAPT R. A. MARTINI
CAPT. C. 0. PRINDLE
CAPT R. E. NARMI
CAPT W. T. PENDLEY
CAPT S. F. GALLO
CAPT J. S. YOW
CAPT B. E. TOBIN, JR.
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Change-Of-Command - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - October 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/oct77.pdf [08OCT2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPW-11 History "...Captain Lesperance Taking PatWing-11 Helm - JAX AIR NEW - VOL 31 - NO 29 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 04 OCT 1973..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [13OCT20112011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPW-11 History "...Captain Lesperance takes PatWing 11 Helm - JAX AIR NEW - VOL 31 - NO 30 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 11 OCT 1973..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [13OCT20112011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPW-11 History "...Air Wing Gets New Commander - JAX AIR NEW - VOL 27 NO 48 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 05 MAR 1970..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [13OCT20112011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: CPW-11 History "...Local Fleet Air Wing Sets Command Change - JAX AIR NEW - VOL 26 NO 42 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 23 JAN 1969..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [13OCT20112011]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Patrol Wings - Rear Admiral A. D. Bernhard - August 1942..." Contributed by John Lucas JohnLucas@netzero.com [28DEC2005]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "15AUG42 -- Patrol Wing 11 was established at Norfolk, Commander S. J. Michael commanding. Five days later the Wing moved to San Juan, P.R., for operations under the Caribbean Sea Frontier." http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/avchr5.htm [07MAY99]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "21SEP39 -- VP-21, with 14 PBY aircraft, took off from Pearl Harbor for the Philippines via Midway, Wake and Guam, and with its arrival became the first patrol unit in the Asiatic Fleet since 1932. This squadron and another which arrived later the next year, were the nucleus of Patrol Wing 10, formed in the Philippines in December 1940." http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/avchr4.htm [07MAY99]
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