Cmdr. Andrew Dumm
Cmdr. Andrew “Tweedle” Dumm is a native of Lancaster, PA. 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 NAS Pensacola, Florida, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and NAS Kingsville Texas, earning his Wings of Gold in May of 2008. Subsequently, he reported to the E-2/C-2 Fleet Replacement 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 FOUR ZERO (VRC-40) for 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 first 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, Commander Dumm returned to the “Greyhawks” of VAW-120 as a C-2 flight instructor. Following his tour at VAW-120, Commander Dumm reported to Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Weapons school 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 forthcoming 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 FIVE in August of 2017. During his time in FDNF, he successfully orchestrated a homeport change to MCAS Iwakuni and also conducted five patrols in the INDO-PACIFIC AOR as part of CVW-5 and CTF-70.
In January 2020, Dumm reported to Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN to serve as the PERS-43 Aviation Incentive Pay and Aviation Bonus Program Manager.
Dumm has logged over 2,200 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.