Cmdr. Jason Papadopoulos
CDR Papadopoulos a native of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia while his parents were working overseas. He attended high school in Connecticut, and afterwards enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering while completing the Navy ROTC Program.
CDR Papadopoulos received his commission on May 17th, 2002, and was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, where he earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Shortly thereafter, he began Aviation Pre-Flight Indoctrination School in Pensacola, FL.
He completed Primary Flight Training at VT-27 in Corpus Christi, TX, Advanced Jet Training at VT-9 in Meridian, MS, and in February 2006, CDR Papadopoulos arrived in Lemoore, CA for Fleet Replacement Training in the F/A-18C at VFA-125. Upon completion of the syllabus, he joined VFA-113. His subsequent tours include stops at the Naval Air Warfare Development Center, VFA-15, and two tours with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.