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Executive Officer
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105
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Executive Officer 
Cmdr. Joel "FAIDS" Nogle


Commander Travis “Sweet T” Amerine

Cmdr. Joel “FAIDS” Nogle, a native of Champaign, Illinois, graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2007. After being designated a naval aviator in Meridian, Mississippi, in 2009, he remained at Training Squadron (VT) 9 for assignment as a selective retained graduate (SERGRAD) instructor pilot.

In 2010, Nogle was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for initial training in the F/A-18 Super Hornet. After completing his training in 2011, he reported to the “Red Rippers” of VFA-11 aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia. During this tour, he completed a combat deployment with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) where he flew missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2014, Nogle attended the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in Fallon, Nevada. Following graduation from TOPGUN, he joined the “Diablos” of the Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic, serving as a strike fighter tactics instructor, standardization officer, and training officer.

After completing his weapons school tour in 2016, Nogle reported to the “Black Aces” of VFA-41 at NAS Lemoore, California, where he served as the squadron pilot training officer. While assigned to VFA-41, he partook in the 2016 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise while aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and participated in the 2017 Exercise Northern Edge in Anchorage, Alaska.

Upon selection for operational department head, Nogle reported in 2018 to the “Jolly Rogers” of VFA-103 at NAS Oceana, Virginia, where he served as an admin officer, safety officer, and maintenance officer. While at VFA-103, he deployed aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and flew combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.

Following his department head tour, Nogle received orders to the Navy Personnel Command to serve as the F/A-18 West and F-35 placement officer within the aviation officer distribution division (PERS-43) in Millington, Tennessee. While at PERS-43, Nogle also served as the assistant captain assignments officer. In April 2023, Nogle received a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree from the United States Air Force’s Air University.

Throughout his service, Nogle has participated in operations worldwide and has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours and more than 500 carrier landings. He is authorized to wear various personal, unit, and campaign awards, all a testament to the amazing officers and Sailors with whom he has served.  |  |  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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