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Executive Officer
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Executive officer

Cmdr. Jason R. Baumann

CDR Joel W. JacobsCmdr. Jason Baumann, a native of Noblesville, Indiana, graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.  He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, in October 2005. In April 2006, he was assigned to pilot training at Pensacola, Florida, Corpus Christi, Texas, and then Kingsville, Texas, earning his naval aviator “wings” in November 2007.

Following initial flight training, Baumann reported to the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 for instruction in the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Trained as a fleet replacement pilot, he was first assigned to the “Red Rippers” of VFA-11 from October 2008 until September 2011.  He completed a combat deployment aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) flying missions into Iraq and Afghanistan. In VFA-11, he served as schedules officer, aircraft division officer, and weapons and tactics officer.

In September 2011, he was selected to attend the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Baumann graduated TOPGUN with follow on orders to Strike Fighter Weapons School, Atlantic. At Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic, Baumann served as the fighter missions subject matter expert and TAC DEV director.

In 2014, Baumann reported to Atsugi, Japan, and the “Chippies” of VFA-195 as the training and standardization officer deploying aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the western Pacific. 

In January of 2016, Baumann reported to the Naval Postgraduate School and graduated in June of 2017 as a Conrad scholar with a Master’s in Business Administration (Financial Management).
In October 2017, Baumann reported to the “War Party” of VFA-87 where he served as the safety, administrative, maintenance, and operations officer deploying aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the Pacific.

In October 2020, Baumann was assigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Air Forces, detachment Norfolk, serving as the F-35C requirements officer.  He then reported to Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic in August of 2022 while going through the prospective XO/CO schooling pipeline.

Baumann has accumulated over 2,700 flight hours and more than 600 carrier arrested landings.  His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike-Flight Air Medal (Individual Action), Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various unit, campaign, and service awards.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAPDoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster | Information quality | Public Use notice | Useful Links
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