Captain Brett A. Stevenson

A native of Ashland, Oregon, Captain Stevenson enlisted in the Navy in 1990, serving as a Naval Aircrewman and Aviation Ordnanceman. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, reporting to NAS Pensacola, Florida for flight training in December 1998. He earned his Naval Flight Officer Wings in February 2000.
 
Upon completion of his initial EA-6B Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training, Captain Stevenson reported in May 2001 to the “Wizards” of VAQ-133 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He deployed with Air Expeditionary Force TEN to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Incirlik, Turkey in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and NORTHERN WATCH, and Iwakuni, Japan in support of forward deployed naval forces in the INDOPACOM AOR. During this tour, he served as Legal Officer, Avionics/Armament Division Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and was selected to attend Electronic Attack Weapons School.
 
In August 2007, he reported to the “Shadowhawks” of VAQ-141, assigned to Carrier Air Wing EIGHT, deploying aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CNV 71) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. While aboard VAQ-141, Captain Stevenson served as Training Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer and was selected as the 2009 Electronic Attack Wing Pacific Prowler Tactics Instructor of the year.
 
He reported in May 2009 for his Department Head tour with the “Lancers” of VAQ-131, assigned to Carrier Air Wing TWO, deploying aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. While aboard VAQ-131, he served as Safety Officer, Administration Officer, and Operations Officer. Following this tour, he reported to U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, graduating with distinction, and earning a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
 
In December 2012, Captain Stevenson reported to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (J5), where he served as Political-Military Affairs Officer for the Deputy Director, Europe NATO and Russia, and as Executive Assistant to the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J5). In May 2017, Captain Stevenson assumed command of VAQ-142, assigned to Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN, deploying aboard USS NIMITZ in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and the THIRD, FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet areas of operation. In September 2018, Captain Stevenson
reported to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) in
Fallon, Nevada to lead the Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons School (HAVOC).
 
Stevenson assumed command of the Pacific Missile Range Facility in June 2022.
 
Captain Stevenson has accumulated over 4,450 flight hours in the EA-18G, EA-6B, P-3C, and SH-60B, as well as 462 carrier arrested landings. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (4 strike/flight awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit commendations.

Last Updated: 14 June 2022


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