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Captain John T. Dye, USN



Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Command

A native of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, Captain John Dye graduated from Northeast Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation and a Master of Education Administration and Supervision.  He received his commission through Aviation Officer Candidate School in May 1989 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in May 1990. 

His initial operational fleet assignment was to the “Sawbucks” of Sea Control Squadron THREE SEVEN (VS-37), completing two squadron deployments to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf with Carrier Air Wing ONE FIVE (CVW-15)  on board USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation RESTORE HOPE.  For his first shore tour, Captain Dye returned to VS-41 in February 1995 where he served as a Fleet Replacement Instructor.

In January 1998, he reported as Assistant Air Operations Office to Commander Carrier Group SEVEN on deployment to the Arabian Gulf on board the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

In April 2000, he reported as Department Head to the “Blue Wolves” of  VS-35 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, completing two Squadron deployments to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf with Carrier Air Wing ONE FOUR (CVW-14) on board USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

In January 2003, he reported to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he graduated with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies; followed by assignment in March 2004 to United States Central Command as J5 Policy Action Officer at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

In March of 2005, Captain Dye was selected for Operational Command and reported in August of 2005 to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ZERO (VAW-120) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia for transition flight training in the E-2C Hawkeye 2000.

In March of 2007, Captain Dye reported as Executive Officer to the “Black Eagles” of VAW-113 on deployment to the Western Pacific with CVW-14, on board the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76).

In June 2008, Captain Dye assumed command of VAW-113 deployed on board the USS RONALD REAGAN for a Western Pacific deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  In May of 2009, Captain Dye once again deployed as Commanding Officer of VAW-113 onboard USS RONALD REAGAN in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  Significant squadron accomplishments during his tenure were Commander, Naval Air Forces “Battle E” honors for FY 2008 and FY 2009.

Prior to RTC, Captain Dye served as Command Center Director at North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Captain Dye has accumulated over 2900 hours and 900 carrier landings in the S-3B Viking and E-2C Hawkeye 2000.  His awards include the Meritorious Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign and service awards.

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