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Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Alexander D. Glass

VAW-123 COCmdr. Glass graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and was commissioned in May 2006, earning his "Wings of Gold" in September 2008.
His operational sea duty assignments include VAW-126 where he was the Line Division Officer, NATOPS Officer and Safety Department Head. In 2014, he was selected as the Flag Aide to Admiral John D. Alexander, Commander CTF-70, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan and made four deployments on two Carriers in 21 months. He returned to Japan for Department Head in 2018, deploying with VAW-125 in the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, where he was the Safety Department head and Operations Officer.
He has held shore duty assignments in the Fleet Replacement Squadron, VAW-120, where he served as Assistant Operations Officer. He also assisted in the Operational Test and Evaluation of the E-2D, and was selected as Instructor of the Quarter in 2014. In 2016, he was hand-picked for duty as the E2/C2/VRM detailer in Millington, TN where he was in charge of community management, mentorship and career progression of 810 Naval Aviators and 14 commands worldwide.
He has logged over 2,500 flight hours in four variants of the E-2 and has over 400 carrier arrested landings aboard five aircraft carriers. In 2010, he deployed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where he flew 67 combat missions over Afghanistan and Iraq.
Glass assumed command of VAW-123 on Feb. 29, 2024.
He was the 2010 Rear Admiral A.C. Read Navigator of the Year and the E-2 nominee for the 2012 Navy/Marine Corps Association Peer Leadership Award. He screened for Aviation command in 2021. His personal decorations include the Air Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, with a Masters of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAPDoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster | Information quality | Public Use notice | Useful Links
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