Prowler Association

Flag/General Officers

PROWLER FLAG OFFICERS

Wings   

Origin

Notes

Active (May 2016)

Rear Admiral JR Haley

NA/NFO 

A-6

COMNAVAIRLANT

Rear Admiral Mark Darrah

NFO

EA-6B

PEO Unmanned/Weps

Rear Admiral John Alexander

NFO

A-6

COMCARSTRKGRU FIVE

Rear Admiral Christian Becker

NFO

EA-6B

PEO C4I/Space Systems (AEDO)

Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne

NFO

A-6

Director Maritime Ops, FFC

Rear Admiral Jeff Ruth

NFO

F-14

Navy Region Northwest

Rear Admiral Todd Squire

NA

EA-6B

OPNAV N52(FAO)

Rear Admiral David Lane

NFO

EA-6B

Medical Officer of the Marine Corps USN Medical Corps


Retired

Rear Admiral Ken Carlsen

NFO

A-3

First Prowler Flag (Jointly)

Rear Admiral Don Quinn

NFO

A-6

Rear Admiral Terry Kraft

NFO

A-6

Rear Admiral Grady Jackson

NFO

EA-1F/A-6

First Prowler Flag (Jointly)

Rear Admiral Dana McKinney

NA

EA-6B

Rear Admiral John Cryer

NFO

EA-6B

Rear Admiral Dave Woods

NFO

EA-6B

Rear Admiral Joe Kuzmick

NFO

A-6

Rear Admiral Tim Matthews

AMDO

EA-6B

Rear Admiral Dave Cronk

NFO

EA-6B

USNR


USMC (Retired)

Lieutenant General Royal Moore

NA

VMF/VMCJ

Brigadier General Frank Kelly

NFO

EA-6B

DASN Unmanned Systems

NA: Naval Aviator
NFO: Naval Flight Officer


OTHER NOTABLE

Buddy “BJ” Penn                 NA      A-3, EA-6B                            CAPT USN (Ret)     
            Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy                                                March to May 2009
            Asst. Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Installations and Environment 2005-2009     

Mark Kirk                               Intel    VAQ-209                                CAPT USNR (Ret)
            United States Senator (R-IL) 2010-C
            United States House of Representatives            2001-2010


WHIDBEY COMMODORES

EA-6B WING COMMANDERS
NA: Naval Aviator
NFO: Naval Flight Officer              (NFOs were not eligible for command until 1971)

Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing-THIRTEEN
Moved to Whidbey from Alameda, 1 Oct 1970.  Disestablished 1 July 1972.
COMVAQWING-13                        (all time)
CAPT Don Munday               Oct 1968                     NA
CAPT Ralph Huth                  Aug 1970                    NA

COMFAIRWHIDBEY        (1971-1973 only)
Fleet Air Whidbey
RADM Earl Yates                  June 1969                    NA
CAPT Ed Winter                    June 1971                    NA                  acting
RADM Herman Trum             Sept 1971                    NA
RADM Wesley McDonald     June 1972                    NA
RADM John Tierney              Sept 1972                    NA

COMMATVAQWINGPAC            (all time)        
Medium Attack, Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (1 Mar 1973)
RADM John Tierney              Mar 1973                     NA
RADM Bill Harris                  June 1975                    NA
RADM R.L. McKenzie          Aug 1976                    NA
RADM H.D. Arnold              Jul 1977                       NA
CAPT Dick Zick                     May 1979                    NA                  acting
RADM Charlie Hunter           Oct 1979                     NA
COMO Bill “Zip” Zirbel         Jul 1982                       NA
COMO Jim Seely                    Aug 1984                    NA
RDML Fred Metz                   Sep 1986                     NA
RDML Grady Jackson            Aug 1988                    NFO
RDML Bruce Bremner           Aug 1990                    NA
CAPT Bill Dwinelle                Dec 1992                     NFO                acting

COMVAQWINGPAC                                            
Electronic Combat Warfare Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (1 Feb 1993)
Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (renamed 30 Mar. 1998)
CAPT Baker R. “Whiskey Bob” Hamilton                Feb 1993                     NA
CAPT Roger Pierce                                                    Oct 1994                     NFO
CAPT Bob Maslowsky                                               Oct 1996                     NFO
CAPT John Cryer                                                       June 1998                    NFO
CAPT Doug Swoish                                                   June 2000                    NFO
CAPT Brian ‘Disco’ Bennett                                      June 2002                    NFO
CAPT Chris ‘Gar’ Field                                              May 2004                    NFO
CAPT Tom ‘Bigfoot’ Tack                                         May 2006                    NA
CAPT Brad ‘Plug’ Russell                                          Feb 2008                     NA
CAPT Tom ‘Spuds’ Slais                                            Aug 2009                    NFO
CAPT Chris ‘Rasta’ Shay                                           Mar 2011                     NFO   
CAPT John ‘Tater’ Springett                                      Sept 2012                    NA
CAPT Darryl “D-Day” Walker                                   Jan 2014                      NFO
Final EA-6B Commodore

Carrier COs

CAPT John Alexander

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)  1/10-9/12

 

 

CAPT Ken Carlson

USS Independence (CV-62)   10/84-7/86

 

 

CAPT Craig Clapperton

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)  7/15-

 

 

CAPT JR Haley (2)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)  6/05-1/08
USS George Washington  (CVN-73) 7/08-4/09

 

 

CAPT Tim Kuehaus

USS George Washington (CVN 73)  1/15-

 

 

CAPT Joe Kuzmick

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) 3/11-7/13

 

CAPT John Meier

PCO USS Gerald Ford (CVN-78) to 4/16

CAPT Dee Mewburne (3)

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) 11/07-8/10
USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) 11/11-8/12
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) 1-11/2011

 

 

CAPT Dan Roper

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)  8/91-8/93

 

CAPT Ron Reis

 

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) 3/11-7/13

 

 

CAPT Everett Rollins

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) 6-10/77

 

 

CAPT Jeff Ruth

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)  3/12-7/14

 

 

CAPT Todd Zecchin (2)

USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) 5/06-3/07
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) 5/07-5/09


CAGS

CAPT Tom Ford (CVW-11)

EKA-3B, EA-6B NFO

CAPT TC Bennett (CVW-11)

former EA-6B ECMO A-6 pilot

CAPT Don Quinn (CVW-9)

A-6 NFO

CAPT Craig Geron (CVW-2)

A-6 NFO

CAPT Dave Woods (CVW-11)

EA-6B NFO

CAPT Sterling Gilliam (CVW-9)

EA-6B NA

CAPT Bud Bishop (CVW-7)

A-6 NFO

CAPT Mike McNellis (CVW-5)

EA-6B NA

CAPT Steve McInerney (CVW-17)

A-6 NA


MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP COS

Col Royal Moore                  MAG-14         NA                 
Col George Monarch           MAG-14         NA
Col Steve Nitschke              MAG-12         NA
Col Bob Reiten                     MAG-14         NA                 
Col Phil Shutler                   MAG-14         NA