Posted by: arbeam | September 1, 2016

Sep 13: Luncheon Speaker Capt Gregory C. Huffman Commanding Officer USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)

Come out and meet Captain Gregory Huffman, Commanding Officer of the USS John C Stennis (CVN-74). Capt. Huffman assumed command of USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) on 14 February 2016 in Guam, during Stennis’ last deployment.

Capt Greg HuffmanCapt. Greg Huffman is a 1989 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He completed multiple deployments aboard USS Saratoga (CV-60), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and USS George Washington (CVN-73), and flew combat missions over Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Capt. Huffman was named the Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic F/A-18 Pilot of the Year for 1996 and won the Mike Longardt Leadership Award in 2001. Shore duty flying assignments include the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, developmental Test Pilot for F/A-18 electronic warfare systems and initial testing of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in China Lake, Calif., and Executive Officer and Instructor Pilot with the VFA-122 ‘Flying Eagles’ in Lemoore, Calif.

Additional shore duty assignments include Military Aide to the President of the United States at the White House, Chief of Staff for Commander, Naval Air Forces, Atlantic and Head Aviation Lt. Cmdr. and Junior Officer Detailer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn.

Following nuclear power training Capt. Huffman served as the final operational Executive Officer of USS Enterprise (CVN-65), completing her 25th and final deployment in 2012. He then commanded USS Green Bay (LPD-20) homeported in San Diego, Calif. from June 2013 until August 2014.

Capt. Huffman has logged over 2,800 flight hours in 24 different aircraft types and accumulated over 700 arrested landings. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards, one with Combat V), and numerous unit citations.

Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK, Bangor.

Doors open at 11:00, Lunch begins at 11:30

Registration: Please call Evergreen Transfer & Storage at 360 674-2762 for your lunch registration. Please call before Sept 6.

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