Cmdr. Stephen V. Lamoure
Cmdr. Stephen Lamoure, native of Grand Junction, Colorado and raised in Modesto, California, graduated from California State University, Northridge in September of 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola in December, 2002.
After flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, TX and NAS Kingsville, TX, Lamoure was designated as a Naval Aviator in April, 2004 and then reported to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ZERO in Norfolk, VA, for Fleet Replacement Pilot training.
In March 2006, Lamoure joined the LIBERTY BELLS of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE FIVE, based at NAF Atsugi, Japan as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces for his first Fleet assignment. During his tour with VAW-115, Lamoure deployed aboard both the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in support of numerous international exercises throughout the Western Pacific and Eastern Indian oceans.
In March 2009, Lamoure was selected to join the coveted Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (CAEWWS) nested under the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) as a Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Instructor (HEWTI) based in NAS Fallon, Nevada. His instructor tour at CAEWWS was following by a Training Officer tour with the BLACK EAGLES of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE THREE beginning in March 2012.
In October 2013, Lamoure was selected return back to VAW-115 as a Squadron Department Head. Short after his arrival, the LIBERTY BELLS supported Operation DAMAYAN, the Humanitarian Assistance operation to the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. Lamoure continued to conduct various international exercises while deployed to the Western Pacific aboard both the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)
In February 2016, Lamoure attended the U.S. Navy War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he graduated earning a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Following the Naval War College, in March 2017, Lamoure reported to the US European Command’s Headquarters located in Stuttgart, Germany as the Security Cooperation & Partnering (SCP) Military to Military (Mil-to-Mil) Program Manager.
Lamoure took command of Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes in May 2020.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Naval Achievement Medal (three awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.