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Commander Richard J. Prescott


Commander Richard J. Prescott

A native of Avon, Ohio, CDR Richard “T-Rex” Prescott received his commission in 2003 through the Nuclear Power Officer Candidate Program.  He first served as a math and physics instructor at the Navy Nuclear Power School.

CDR Prescott was selected for flight training in September 2006 and received his wings of gold in August 2008.  After training in the mighty F/A-18C with the Marines of VMFAT-101, he reported to the “Stingers” of VFA-113 in January 2010 for his junior officer sea tour.  During his time with the “Stingers” he held multiple positions and made two combat deployments aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. 

In February 2013, he was assigned as a fleet replacement squadron instructor with the “Gladiators” of VFA-106.  There, he served as intelligence officer, fighter and carrier qualification standardization officer, and earned his landing signals officer training qualification.

In February 2015, he reported to the “Golden Warriors” of VFA-87 during their platform transition from the F/A-18C to the F/A-18E.  While serving with the “Golden Warriors” he held the positions of administration, safety, maintenance, and operations officer.  Additionally, he deployed aboard the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.   
From December 2017 to June 2020 CDR Prescott served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-3, as an assistant deputy director for operations and presidential strike advisor at the National Military Command Center.

In February 2021, he reported to the “Rampagers” of VFA-83 as the Executive Officer.

CDR Prescott holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, he   has received multiple personal and unit awards which he attributes to the support of his family and the hard work of the officers and Sailors with whom he has served.

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