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Executive Officer
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131
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Executive Officer
Cmdr. Sean Reed


Executive Officer

Cmdr. Sean M. Reed, a native of Virginia, graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Program in 2006.  He completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida and Meridian, Mississippi and earned his Naval Aviator “wings” in 2008. 

He completed initial F/A-18C training with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and joined VFA-25, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California in 2010. Reed completed two deployments with VFA-25 on board the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

In 2012, he was selected as an FA-18A-F instructor pilot at VFA-106, NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As an instructor, Reed served as landing signals officer, assistant strike phase head and T-34 program manager. 

In July 2015, Reed reported the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase One.  Additionally, he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University.  

In August 2016, Reed reported to VFA-87, NAS Oceana, for his department head tour.  While at VFA-87, he completed a deployment aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and led the Administration, Safety, Maintenance, and Operations departments.

In November 2019, he reported to Joint Targeting School, Joint Staff, J7, Joint Education and Doctrine Division where he served as an instructor teaching targeting fundamentals to targeteers from across the Joint Service and Allied partner nations. In addition, Reed served as Director, Joint Targeting School from June 2020 until December 2021.  

Reed has accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours and 500 carrier landings. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign, unit, 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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