Cmdr. Michael B. Greenstreet
Commander Mike “Backstreet” Greenstreet is a native of Pylesville, Maryland, and a 2006 graduate of Temple University with of Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Mathematics. He also holds a graduate degree in Management from American University.
Greenstreet was designated as a naval aviator in September 2008 and qualified as an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter pilot at the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) in Norfolk, Virginia.
Greenstreet has served in a variety of sea assignments. His assignments include Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 where he served as Schedules Officer, Search and Rescue (SAR) Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer while deploying with USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in 2010 during Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in Haiti and supporting U.S. 6th Fleet aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while forward deployed with Detachment One, Naples, Italy. He reported to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as the Aircraft Handling Officer, deploying with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in support of Commanders, U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets. Reporting to HSC-26, he served as Squadron Operations Officer and as Detachment Officer-In-Charge on board USS Kearsarge, deploying once again to the 5th and 6th Fleet Area of Operations.
His first shore assignment was as an instructor pilot at HSC-2, the east coast MH-60S FRS in Norfolk, Virginia. There he worked as the Curriculum Officer and was instrumental in the squadron’s implementation of the latest Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Program (SWTP) syllabus. He worked as an analyst in the Investment Division (FMB-2), Financial Management and Comptroller (FM&C) at the Pentagon.
He most recently served as the last Executive Officer of HSC-22 from May 2022 through the squadron deactivation in July 2023.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and other various personal, unit, and service awards.