Capt. Steven M. Thomas
Capt. Steven Thomas is a native of Littleton, Colorado, and graduated from Tulane University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He reported to flight training and was designated a naval aviator in 2001.
Thomas’ sea duty assignments include Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 8 at Naval Station Norfolk, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as a catapult and arresting gear officer, and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 at Naval Air Station North Island. He commanded the “Dragon Whales” of HSC-28 at Naval Station Norfolk from 2017 to 2018.
Ashore, Thomas served as a MH-60S fleet replacement squadron instructor pilot at HSC-3 at Naval Air Station North Island. Additionally, he served as the helicopter sea combat and helicopter mine countermeasures placement officer assigned to Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. Following his initial command tour, he served on the Joint Staff, J-35 Hampton Roads, as the emergent sourcing branch chief. Thomas also commanded the East Coast MH-60S FRS, the “Fleet Angels” of HSC-2 from October 2020 to April 2022. He holds a Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Thomas reported to Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic as Deputy Commodore in April 2022.