Cmdr. Kevin Chambley
A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Cmdr. Kevin Chambley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Longwood College in 2002. Chambley received his commission as an Ensign from Officer Candidate School (OCS) in October 2002 and was designated a naval aviator on May 2004.
After earning his wings, Chambley reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 10 in San Diego, CA for initial training in the SH-60F/H. Upon completion of training, he was ordered to HS-3 in Jacksonville, FL. While at HS-3, Chambley supported 5th Fleet operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) where his duties included legal officer, aircraft division officer, and quality assurance officer.
In June 2008, Chambley reported to Expeditionary Sea Combat Det (ESCU) 1 in San Diego, CA and deployed aboard the USNS GYSGT. Fred W. Stockham supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the PACOM area of responsibility. Following this deployment, Chambley reported to the “Warhawks” of HS-10. As a Warhawk, he served as a fleet replacement instructor pilot, curriculum officer, replacement pilot training officer, and standardization officer. In 2011, Chambley was selected as HS-10’s Instructor Pilot of the Year and graduated from the University of San Diego with a Master’s degree in Global Leadership/Project Management.
In Jan 2009, Chambley reported to Norfolk, VA as the assistant navigation officer onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and completed back-to-back deployments to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Chambley then reported to the World Famous “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 in October 2014, where he served as the safety and maintenance officer. After a successful department head tour supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, Chambley reported to the Naval Personnel Command as the helicopter sea combat placement officer from August 2016 to August 2018. He is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA and recently took command of HSC-7 in April 2021.
Chambley has accumulated over 2,800 hours in the F/H/S variations of the Sikorsky H-60. He is authorized to wear various personal, unit and campaign awards, all a testament to the amazing officers and Sailors with whom he has served.