Cmdr. Jordan A. Mayo
Cmdr. Jordan Mayo is the executive officer at Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia. He is a native of Spring, Texas, and a 2005 graduate of Rice University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He completed flight training in Kingsville, Texas, and was designated a naval aviator in May 2007.
Mayo’s operational assignments include the "Knighthawks" of VFA-136 where he deployed onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during which the squadron was the recipient of the 2011 Battle “E” award. While a Knighthawk, Mayo served as aircraft division officer, assistant operations officer, and head landing signals officer. Mayo also served as the training officer in VFA-143 where he deployed onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the squadron was the recipient of the 2016 Battle “E” award. As a department head, CDR Mayo served as aviation safety officer, maintenance officer, and operations officer onboard the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) during which the squadron earned the 2016 Safety “S” award.
Ashore, Mayo attended and graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) with a follow-on assignment at Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic where he served as the tactical development director and oversaw the initial fleet release of the AIM-120D. Mayo’s joint service includes qualifications as a presidential strike advisor and emergency actions officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the National Military Command Center.
Mayo is a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, and Inherent Resolve. He has accumulated over 2,700 flight hours and 500 carrier landings. Mayo holds a Masters of International Relations from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and is a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and various other personal, unit, and campaign awards.