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Executive Officer
Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 48 EXP
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Executive Officer
Cmdr. Aaron M. Anderson 

Cmdr. Aaron M. Anderson is a native of Bergen, New York. He enlisted in 1998 as an Electrician’s Mate, was accepted into the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral (STA-21) program in 2003 and graduated from Old Dominion University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was designated a Naval Aviator in February of 2009.
He has served in a variety of operational aviation assignments including Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and HSM 74 where he was recognized as the 2020 HSM-74 Officer of the Year and Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic (HSMWL) Officer of the Year.
His sea assignments include deployments aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Truxtun (DDG 103), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Halyburton (FFG 40), USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). On these deployments, he served as an electrician, Detachment Training Officer, Squadron Assistant Operations Officer, CVW Helicopter Element Coordinator, Detachment Officer in Charge, and Squadron Maintenance Officer.
Ashore, Anderson served as an instructor pilot and the Atlantic Naval Air Force (CNAL) Search and Rescue Evaluator at HSM-40. He also served at the Pentagon as a member of the Joint Staff, J35 Joint Operations Directorate, Global Force Management.
In 2017, he graduated from the U.S. Naval War College with his Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 and a Master of Arts in National Defense and Strategic Studies. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and other campaign and unit 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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