Capt. Jon Spore
Capt. Jon Spore is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. He holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from The National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
After completing initial flight training, Spore was designated as a naval flight officer and reported to his first operational squadron, the “Mad Foxes” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 in 1998. His subsequent operational assignments include a tour as the operations administrative assistant aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and as a department head in VP-16. Spore later commanded Vp-4, located in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Spore’s shore assignments include: assistant operations officer and weapons and tactics instructor on the staff of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11; flag aide to Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic; fleet replacement squadron training director and instructor at VP-30; deputy executive assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, integration of capabilities and resources (N8); staff officer assigned to the Deputy Director for Resources and Acquisition in the J-8 directorate of the Joint Staff; and as the assistant aviation captain detailer at Navy Personnel Command. Prior to reporting to VP-30, Spore was assigned to the operations and plans directorate (N31) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Spore’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), and various other unit and campaign awards.