Born to Fly

Uniquely Qualified, Exceptionally Experienced

Jeff has a passion for aviation. He knew from the moment he laid eyes on the F-14 Tomcat that he wanted to become a Navy fighter pilot. Jeff's passion lives on, from aircraft design, to flight simulation and training, guiding officers in transition, and his charity - The Children of Aviation Foundation.

Designated both a Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and a Command Pilot in the United States Air Force, Jeff's numerous combat qualifications include:

  • F-16C/D Instructor Pilot
  • F-16C/D Mission Commander
  • F-16C/D Forward Air Controller
  • F-16C/D Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Instructor
  • F-16C/D LANTIRN Targeting Systems Instructor
  • F-14A/B/D Instructor Pilot
  • F-14A/B/D Mission Commander
  • F-14A/B/D Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Instructor
  • F-14A/B/D LANTIRN Targeting Systems Instructor
  • F-14A/B/D Combat Search and Rescue Mission Commander
  • F-14A/B/D Tactical Air Reconnaissance (TARPS) Mission Commander
  • United States Navy Carrier Air Wing Strike Leader
  • United States Navy Carrier Air Wing Landing Signal Officer
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Forward Air Controller

An accomplished war fighter and mentor to countless aircrew, Jeff graduated from numerous military training courses, including:

  • United States Navy Fighter Weapons School
  • United States Navy Strike and Air Warfare Center
  • United States Navy Postgraduate School, Aviation Safety
  • United States Marine Corps Combined Arms Coordination Center
  • United States Air Force Air University, Air Command and Staff College

Jeff's personal decorations include the Naval Strike Flight Air Medal (2 Devices), Navy Commendation Medal (3 Devices), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Devices), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (Bronze Star), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

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