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Billets and Assignments
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1992-1994. Sophomore Class Advisor, Public Affairs Officer, Summer Aviation Training Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator (San Diego).

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 34, Norfolk, VA, 1990-1992. Squadron Operations Officer, Wing Anti-Submarine Warfare Range Coordinator, Helicopter Detachment Officer-in-Charge, Squadron Safety Officer, Anti-Submarine Helicopter Pilot; deployed to South America as Air Officer aboard the flagship of the Commander, South Atlantic Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, 1991. Air Officer: USS Trippe; USS Ticonderoga; USS O'Bannon. Boards and Commitees: President, Squadron Fleet Naval Aviator Evaluation Board; Member, Naval Air Station Norfolk Safety Council.

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 31, San Diego, CA, 1988-1990. Squadron Administrative Officer, Squadron Security Officer, Squadron Computer Systems Officer, Squadron Information Security Officer, Squadron Safety Officer, Helicopter Flight Instructor. Boards and Committees: President, Squadron Administrative Boards; Member, Anti-Submarine Warfare Wing Pacific Safety Council; Member, Naval Air Station North Island Security Council

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 31 Detachment Bravo, San Diego, CA, 1985-1988. Helicopter Detachment Officer-in-Charge, Detachment Liaison Officer, Utility Helicopter Pilot; deployed aboard hydrographic survey vessels in support of hydrographic survey operations in Indonesia, 1986 and 1987. Air Officer, USNS Chauvenet, T-AGS 29; USNS Harkness, T-AGS 31.

Helicopter Training Squadron 18, Milton, FL, 1983-1985. Flight Leader, Student Control Officer (equivalent to Academic Dean and Dean of Students), Foreign Training Officer, Helicopter Flight Instructor, Map Interpretation and Tactical Application Course Instructor.

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 35, San Diego, CA, 1979-1983. Helicopter Detachment Operations Officer, Line Division Officer, Squadron Tactics Officer; deployed aboard destroyers to the Western Pacific in 1980 and the Indian Ocean in 1982. Air Operations Officer, USS Merrill; USS Kinkaid; USS Fife; USS Oldendorf; USS Meyerkord. Member, Pacific Fleet LAMPS Tactical Advisory Board.

Helicopter Pilot Flight Experience and Qualifications

  • 3522.9 flight hours; 2167.40 hours of aircraft commander time;
  • 685 at-sea small deck landings.
  • Aviation Safety Officer, 1990.
  • Special Instrument Flight Rating, 1984.
  • TH-57C "Sea Ranger" (Bell 206B Jet Ranger) Flight Instructor, 1983.
    • Formation Flight Instructor/Tactical Flight Instructor, 1984
    • Instrument Flight Instructor, 1983
  • SH-2F "Seasprite" Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter Pilot, 1979.
    • Standardization Pilot, 1988
    • Fleet Readiness Squadron Instructor Pilot, 1988
    • HH-2D Utility Helicopter Pilot, 1986
    • Helicopter Aircraft Commander, 1981
    • Post-Maintenance Check Pilot, 1981
  • Naval Aviator and Navy Helicopter Pilot #14940, United States Navy, June 8, 1979.
  • Student Naval Aviator, United States Navy, June 8, 1977.

Copyright 1999 Ray Trygstad, Naperville, Illinois
Email: trygstad@trygstad.org
Last Updated 6/3/2023