Cmdr. Jamie Powers
Cmdr. Jamie “BOGO” Powers is a native of Arnold, Maryland. He is a 2003 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In addition, he holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Powers was designated a Naval Aviator at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in August 2005. His flying assignments included Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 40 for initial SH-60B training; HSL-46 for his initial operational tour with deployments to the U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. European Command areas of responsibility aboard USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64); Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 40 as an instructor pilot and CNAF SH-60B Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Evaluator; HSM-41 for initial MH-60R training; HSM-79 as both Maintenance and Operations Officer during the squadron’s standup and integration into Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Executive Officer of HSM-40, the East Coast MH-60R Fleet Replacement Squadron; and most recently as Executive Officer of HSM-46.
His other tours included Initial Helicopter Shore Assignments Detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-43); and the Joint Staff, J-3, Joint Operations Directorate, Global Force Management where he was responsible for briefing global deployment orders to the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Powers’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy and Marine Commendation Medals (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other campaign and unit awards. He was recognized as the 2009 Pilot of the Year at HSL-46 and 2016 Officer of the Year at HSM-79. He has accumulated over 2,600 flight hours.