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Executive Officer
Cmdr. Brett "Chet" Cameron

Raised in the high-desert town of Pinon Hills, California, Cmdr. Brett “Chet” Cameron commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps of San Diego in 2006 after earning a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of San Diego. He earned his “Wings of Gold” in October 2009 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas before reporting to the “Greyhawks” of Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 120 aboard Naval Station (NS) Norfolk in Virginia for initial fleet training in the C-2A Greyhound.
In February 2011, he reported to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 5, based out of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan. While with the “Providers”, he made multiple deployments throughout the Western Pacific in support of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and USS George Washington (CVN 73)’s annual Indo-Pacific patrols, and flew humanitarian and disaster relief missions during Operations Tomodachi and Damayan following 2011’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami impacting Japan, and 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines.
In 2014, he reported as an instructor pilot to the “Wildcats” of Training Squadron (VT) 10, instructing student naval flight officers (NFOs) in the T-6A Texan II. There he served as naval air training and operating procedures and standardization officer, chief of naval air training stage manager for the visual navigation and formation stages of NFO flight training, and “instructor to instructors” as a member of the Training Air Wing (CTW) 6 Flight Instructor Training Unit.
In the fall of 2017, he reported to the Pentagon as the speechwriter to the Secretary of the Navy. During his tour, he drafted all written and oral statements for the Secretary, including Congressional testimony.
In April 2018, he returned to NS Norfolk, as a department head with the “Rawhides” of VRC-40, serving as administrative officer, maintenance officer, operations officer, and officer in charge (OIC) of Detachment 1. As OIC of Detachment 1, his team of 47 professionals provided seamless airborne logistics support to CVW-1 and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during their 2019/2020 deployment.
In December 2020, he reported to U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC IMD) at Schriever Space Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he served in the JFCC IMD Operations Center as an IMD watch commander.
In June 2023, he reported to VRC-40 as executive officer.
He has accumulated over 2,900 flight hours and 200 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various other unit, service, and campaign awards.  |  |  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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