Cmdr. Andrew "Tweedle" Dumm
Cmdr. Andrew “Tweedle” Dumm is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He attended the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with honors in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. Following commissioning, Dumm conducted flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, and Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, earning his “Wings of Gold” in May of 2008. Subsequently, he reported to the E-2/C-2 fleet replacement squadron (FRS) Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 120, for training and carrier qualification in the C-2 Greyhound.
Following completion of the FRS, Dumm reported to the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, his first sea tour. Over the next three years, he deployed twice with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group. During his deployments, he conducted carrier based fleet logistics throughout 11 countries spanning 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleets while participating in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Additionally, he flew humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) sorties in support of Operation Unified Response in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. During his tour at VRC-40, he served as the aircraft division officer, assistant operations officer, detachment operations officer, and detachment administrative officer.
Upon completing his tour with VRC-40, Dumm returned to the “Greyhawks” of VAW-120 as a C-2 flight instructor. Following his tour at VAW-120, Dumm reported to Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Weapons School (ACCLWS) as the first ever C-2A Greyhound tactics instructor. During his tour at ACCLWS, he instituted a robust pre-deployment training program and laid much of the groundwork for the ongoing C-2A to CMV-22 transition. In July 2015, Dumm returned to the “Rawhides” of VRC-40 as the training officer for a “Super JO” tour. While a member of VRC-40, he also served as the quality assurance officer.
After being selected for department head, he reported as the officer in charge of VRC-30 Detachment 5 in August of 2017. During his time in forward deployed naval forces, he successfully orchestrated a homeport change to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and also conducted five patrols in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70.
In January 2020, he reported to Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee, to serve as the PERS-43 aviation incentive pay and aviation bonus program manager.
A recent graduate of JPME-1, Dumm has logged over 2,600 hours and 200 arrested landings in the C-2A Greyhound. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as multiple unit and service awards.