Commander Travis “Sweet T” Amerine
Commander Travis “Sweet T” Amerine, a native of Corley, Arkansas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2005. He then attended Stanford University graduating with a Master of Arts Degree in International Policy Studies.
After being designated a Naval Aviator in Meridian Mississippi, he reported to VFA-122 in Lemoore, California for initial training in the F/A-18 Super Hornet. After completion of his training in 2009, he reported to the “Royal Maces” of VFA-27 in Atsugi, Japan.
In 2012, CDR Amerine attended the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Course (TOPGUN) in Fallon, Nevada, after which he reported to STRIKE FIGHTER WEAPONS SCHOOL ATLANTIC as an instructor.
Post completion of his Weapon School tour, he reported to the “Blue Blasters” of VFA-34 where he served as Training Officer. Upon selection for Department Head, he then reported in 2016 to the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86 in Lemoore, CA.
Following his Department Head tour, CDR Amerine received orders to serve as the F/A-18 West and F-35 Placement Officer within PERS-43 in Millington, Tennessee.
CDR Amerine has been awarded the 2017 Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Pilot of the Year, Commander U.S. Naval Air Forces Leadership Award in 2010 and 2017, the 2014 Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic Weapons School Instructor of the Year, and various personal, unit and campaign awards all serving as a testament to the amazing Sailors with whom he has served.