Captain Jason G. Hammond, USN
Captain Jason Hammond, a native of Danville, Kentucky, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was winged as a Naval Aviator in October of 1995. After completion of FRS training with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW-120) in September of 1996, Captain Hammond reported to the "Rawhides" of VRC-40 in Norfolk, Virginia. There, he completed deployments ith the USS George Washington (CVN-73) and the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). In September 2000, Captain Hammond reported to the "Greyhawks" of VAW-120, where he was a primary flight instructor for 10 different carrier qualification detachments. In August of 2002, Captain Hammond began duty as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in Bremerton, Washington, completing a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment. In October 2004, he reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC-30) Detachment 5 in Atsugi, Japan, as the Officer in Charge. As a "Provider," he participated in Tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia and Thailand, as well as numerous deployments with the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) across the Pacific.
Captain Hammond next reported to United States Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia, as Executive Assistant to Director, Joint Capability Development (J8). He assisted the director on numerous projects involving Joint Fires, Joint Command and Control Portfolio Management, and Net Enabled Command Capability.
Captain Hammond became the Executive Officer of VRC-30 in San Diego, California, in February 2009 and took command of the "Providers" in April 2010. During his tour, VRC-30 supported the deployments of every Pacific Fleet aircraft carrier, while transitioning into the improved LOT 4 C-2A. Captain Hammond left command and served aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as the Operatings Officer from August 2011 to October 2013, deploying ot the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility in support of Operating ENDURING FREEDOM. Finally, he reported to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in November 2013, serving as the Future Operatings and Global Force Management Officer.
Captain Hammond reported as the Executive Officer of Naval Air Station Patxuent River, Maryland, on April 14, 2016, and assumed command of the Naval Air Station on August 31, 2017.
Captain Hammond is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College Distance Learning Program and has completed the Joint Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College. He holds a Masters of Public Adminstration from Old Dominion University. He and his wife, Julie, have two children, Jaida, 6, and Jonah, 4.