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Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle

Captain Stephen M. Froehlich

CMDCM(SW/AW) H. Trenton Schmidt

Commander

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Chief of Staff

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Senior Enlisted Advisor

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Chain of Command

Chief of Staff

Captain Stephen Froehlich is a native of Houston, TX. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Upon completion of primary and advanced flight training, he was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1999 and proceeded to San Diego for initial SH-60B training with the HSL-41 SEAHAWKS.

Most recently, Captain Froehlich served as USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) Navigator in Bremerton, WA, where he safely steamed 102,000 nautical miles in 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet operating areas to support Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Carrier Strike Force operations. His sea duty assignments began in San Diego with the HSL-43 BATTLE CATS in October 1999, where he participated in a counter-narcotics deployment embarked in USS DEWERT (FFG-45) and a post-9/11 deployment in USS ELLIOT (DD-967), supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. From 2004 to 2006, he was assigned to USS JUNEAU (LPD-10) in Sasebo, Japan as Air Officer and Safety Officer. He served with the HSL-51 WARLORDS in Atsugi, Japan from 2008 to 2010 as the Detachment FIVE Officer-in-Charge (OIC) embarked in USS McCAMPBELL (DDG-85) and then as squadron maintenance officer. HSL-51 earned "Battle E" awards for operational excellence in 2009 and 2010. He returned to Atsugi, Japan in November 2013 to serve as the HSM-51 Executive Officer and Commanding Officer until July 2016, during which time the WARLORDS earned the Battle "E" award and the Arnold J. Isbell award for tactical excellence.

Ashore, his assignments include aide to the Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College, Fleet Replacement Squadron Maintenance Officer, and Branch Chief in the J5, Plans and Policy Directorate for U.S. Strategic Command.

He earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Norwich University in 2013 and completed Joint Professional Military Education I and II through the Naval War College and at the Joint Forces Staff College.

He is entitled to wear the the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (three strike/flight awards), and various personal and unit commendations.

Commander

Rear Adm. Fred Pyle is a native of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania. He is a 1990 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

 

At sea he served in the USS South Carolina (CGN 37) as fire control officer and first lieutenant, Cruiser Destroyer Group 2 as flag lieutenant, USS Porter (DDG 78) as operations officer, USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as operations officer, USS Porter as executive officer, USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as commanding officer and Destroyer Squadron 2 as Commodore. During these at-sea tours, he made numerous deployments to the European, Central and Pacific Command Areas of Operation. He is currently serving as Commander, Carrier Strike Group 3 in Bremerton, WA.

 

Ashore, he attended the Naval Post Graduate School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served in the Office of Budget on the Secretary of the Navy staff as a budget analyst, United States Joint Forces Command as flag secretary, the Surface Warfare Directorate on the Navy staff as the budget branch head and as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources. As a Flag Officer, he served as Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Strategy (J5/8) at the US European Command in Stuttgart Germany.

 

He is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service, Navy Commendation, Navy Achievement and Good Conduct Medals.

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle

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Captain Stephen M. Froehlich

Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Chief Schmidt currently serves as the Command Master Chief for Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE. He is a native of Greeley, CO. Joining the Navy in June of 1992 he attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois and then reported to his first command USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) as an Undesignated Airman advancing to Aviation Boatswain?s Mate (Aircraft Handler) Third Class during this tour.

 

His additional sea duty assignments include USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ashore he was assigned to Naval Technical Training Unit, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi where he served as Navy Military Course Supervisor and Department Head.

 

In 2011, he was selected to the Command Master Chief program. Command Master Chief assignments include USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, RI.

 

Master Chief Schmidt is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 150), the Command Master Chief Capstone Course (Class 86), and the National Defense University Keystone Course.

 

H. Trenton Schmidt

CMDCM (SW/AW)

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