Cmdr. Jonathan Gilliom
Cmdr. Jonathan Gilliom, a native of Charlottesville, Virginia, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also earned a Masters of Sciences in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006. He completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and earned his “Wings of Gold” in April, 2008.
Gilliom completed his first fleet tour at Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 before being selected as a strike fighter tactics instructor with follow-on orders to the Strike Fighter Weapons School, Pacific. He completed his fleet training officer tour at VFA-11 and department head tour at VFA-2. His most recent shore assignment was at the Naval War College, where he earned a Masters of Arts in Military and Strategic Studies.
Cmdr. Gilliom has participated in various operations including Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Resolve. Throughout his career, he has accumulated over 2000 flight hours and 400 carrier landings.
His decorations include the Air Medal and various other personal and unit level awards.