Cmdr. Terry E. Menteer Jr.
Cmdr. Terry Menteer is a United States Marine Corps brat, growing up primarily in Cherry Point, NC, and Okinawa, Japan. He graduated from North Stafford High School, Stafford, VA in 1994 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University in 1999. He also holds a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Menteer attended Navy Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL and was commissioned in September 2000. He earned his Wings-of-Gold in March 2002 and selected as transition cadre of MH-60S pilots assigned to the Providers of HC-5 in Agana, Guam where he deployed aboard USNS FLINT (T-AE-32), USNS KISKA (T-AE-35), and USS ESSEX (LHD-2) in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Following his first Fleet tour, Menteer reported to the “Fleet Angels” of HC-2 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot, where he assisted in transitioning the squadron from operational HC squadron flying H-3 helicopters into the Navy’s East Coast HSC Fleet Replacement squadron flying the MH-60S.
Following instructor duty, he reported aboard USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD-17) for duty as ship’s “Airboss.” During his tour, he took part in the ship’s maiden deployment and the maiden deployment for the San Antonio class during which he won the award of 2008-2009 Officer of the Deck of the Year.
For his aviation department head tour, he reported to the “Chargers” of HSC-26 where he served from 2011-2013. During that tour he served as Officer in Charge of Detachment Two aboard USNS Comfort which conducted Operation Continuing Promise 2011 in US FOURTH FLEET. He also headed multiple departments and served as squadron’s Maintenance Officer.
Cmdr. Menteer reported back to the Fleet Angels of HSC-2 for a second aviation department head tour and served as the squadron’s Training Officer from 2013-2016.