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Commanding Officer
Captain Ronald H. Rumfelt, Jr.

Commanding OfficerCapt. Ronald H. Rumfelt Jr., a native of Los Angeles, California, enlisted in the Navy in November 1995, and graduated from Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) A-school.  Following Aircrew school and P-3C In-flight Technician (IFT) school, Rumfelt reported to the “Fighting Marlins” of Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron (VP) 40 at Whidbey Island, Washington in June 1997.  In September 1999, AT2 (NAC/AW) Rumfelt was one of fifty sailors selected for the Seamen-to-Admiral Commissioning Program.

Rumfelt graduated from the University of San Diego, where he earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration in January 2003, as well as a Master of Science in Global Leadership in August 2010. 

A career Naval Aviator, his operational sea tours include a second tour with the “Fighting Marlins” of VP-40 at Whidbey Island, Washington; USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Washington; the “Red Lancers” of VP-10, where he completed the transition from the P-3C “Orion” to the P-8A “Poseidon”; and as the Executive and 70th Commanding Officer of the “Mad Foxes” of VP-5 in Jacksonville, Florida.

His shore tours include Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 as the Pilot Weapons and Tactics Instructor; the “Pro’s Nest”  of VP-30 as Instructor Pilot; the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Weapons School (MPRWS) as Training and Operations Officer; Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67 in Sigonella, Italy as Operations Officer, and Navy Personnel Command (PERS-43) in Millington, Tennessee, as MPRF/VQ(T) Commander Assignments, as well as the Assistant Captain Assignments Officer.

Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Air Medal (S/F) (4), Navy Commendation Medal (4), and Navy Achievement Medal (2), in addition to various other unit and service awards.  He is a two-time winner of the Commander, U.S. Naval Air Forces Peer Leadership Award (2008 and 2013), was the Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN Aviator of the Year (2008) and is a VADM Stockdale Leadership Award recipient (2021).  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster
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