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Executive Officer
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143
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Executive Officer
Cmdr. Jason "Pigans" Geddes

XO - VFA-143Cmdr. Jason Geddes is a native of western New York. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in History in 2008. After commissioning, he reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida for Aviation Pre-flight Indoctrination. He completed primary flight training in the T-34 Mentor at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and completed intermediate and advanced flight training in the T-45 Goshawk at NAS Meridian, Mississippi. He earned his wings of gold in June 2010. He then reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, the “Gladiators,” at NAS Oceana, Virginia, in July 2010 for initial training in the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft.

Geddes began his operational flying in November 2011 with VFA-87, the “Golden Warriors,” at NAS Oceana, where he served as Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) Officer, Weapons and Training Officer, Landing Signals Officer, Line Division Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. While assigned to VFA-87, he completed one Combat deployment aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in 2014, flying in support of Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.

In February 2015, he returned to VFA-106 as an instructor pilot.  While at VFA-106, he served as Schedules Officer, Current Operations Officer, and as Officer in Charge (OIC) of multiple Strike, Fighter, and Carrier Qualification (CQ) detachments.

In October 2017 he attended Aviation Safety School in Pensacola, Florida and then reported to VFA-37 the “Ragin Bulls,” at NAS Oceana, Virginia. In his time at VFA-37, he served as the Aviation Safety Officer, Safety Department head, and Operations Officer.  During this time, VFA-37 began its transition from the F/A-18C Hornet to the F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft. Additionally, he earned his SFWT Level IV Instructor qualification while at VFA-37.
In October 2018, he reported to VFA-213, “Blacklions,” at NAS Oceana, VA for his department head tour. He served as Assistant Operations Officer, Safety Department head, Administration Department head, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer. While assigned to VFA-213, he completed the requirements to qualify as an Air Wing Strike Lead.

His other shore commands include time as the Operations Officer at the Navy’s Landing Signal Officer School, and as the TACAIR Aviation Safety Analyst at the Naval Safety Command.  Additionally, he attended the Naval War College, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies.
Geddes has accumulated more than 2000 flight hours, has over 300 Carrier arrested landings, and has completed 42 combat missions. His personal awards include Air Medal (two Strike/Flight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three 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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