Cmdr. Brent W. McCammon
Cmdr. Brent W. McCammon is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He enlisted in 1996 as an Air Rescue Swimmer and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He later earned a Master of Science in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master's of Operational Science from the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College. McCammon was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 2006 and was designated a naval aviator in 2008.
Following MH-60R Seahawk flight training, McCammon’s operational assignments include Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, conducting multiple 5th Fleet deployments with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Sterett (DDG 104). He served as assistant operations officer with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 during 4th and 7th Fleet deployments with USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). McCammon served as detachment officer in charge deployed on USS John Finn (DDG 113) and maintenance officer with HSM-35, where he was awarded the 2019 Navy and Marine Corps Leadership Award.
McCammon’s shore assignments include instructor tours at HSM-41, where he qualified as a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI), resulting in his selection as Tactician of the Year for 2015, and the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC), where he recently departed as the first HSM Integrated Warfighting Officer.
McCammon has participated in global naval and joint operations, including Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, numerous rotary wing search and rescue, counter-piracy, and armed escort missions. He has accumulated over 3,000 Seahawk flight hours, served on five naval aircraft platforms, and completed eight operational deployments.
McCammon was selected for command in 2021, and his decorations include four Navy Commendation Medals, seven Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various personal and unit-level awards.