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Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Steven MacGillis

CDR Upright.jpgCmdr. Steven MacGillis is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering in 2003 and was designated an unrestricted naval aviator in 2005. 
MacGillis completed his Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and Phase 1 of JPME though the United States Air Force Command and Staff College.
His operational assignments include tours with the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 “Red Lions” in Jacksonville, Florida Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 “Firehawks” in San Diego, California, HSC-84 “Red Wolves” in Norfolk, Virginia, and HSC-7 “Dusty Dogs” in Norfolk, Virginia.
His shore assignments include a tour with the HS-10 “Warhawks” in San Diego, California and at the United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska where he served as a strategic planner in the J5N5 division and also as the executive officer to DJ5, plans and policy. MacGillis was selected for commander command in 2018 and reported to the HSC-9 “Tridents” as executive officer in April 2020.
MacGillis has accumulated more than 3,000 flight hours in Naval aircraft. He attributes all personal and unit awards he has received to the dedication and professionalism of those with whom he has served. 

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