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    Executive Officer

    Commander Luis A. Levine


Cmdr. Luis A. Levine hails from Stafford, Virginia. He attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, and is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering. Following graduation he reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination.

Levine graduated from Training Squadron (VT) 10 at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and earned his “Wings of Gold” in 2008 with the 562 Flying Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He then reported to the “Pro’s Nest” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 aboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2008, he joined the “Golden Eagles” of VP-9 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he qualified as a P-3C Navigator and Communicator, Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Mission Commander, Instructor TACCO, and alternate NATOPS Instructor while completing deployments to 5th and 7th Fleet in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and the Global War on Terrorism.

In 2015, he reported onboard USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75) homeported to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, as Assistant Strike Operations where he qualified as Officer of the Deck Underway and deployed to the Arabian Gulf. In 2018, Levine reported to VP-10, serving as the Operations Officer, qualifying as a P-8A Instructor TACCO, and NATOPS Instructor. He led the Red Lancers through a surge and two deployments in the 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

His first shore tour was to VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as a P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor TACCO and Weapons and Tactics Instructor. He assisted the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Weapons School as ASW and ASUW Officer, and WTI Coordinator, and was awarded the CNAL Leadership Award for Junior Officers. In 2017, Levine graduated from the U.S. Naval War College earning a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.

He reported to Naples, Italy, in 2020 serving as Battle Watch Captain, and Fleet Command Center Director for Commander, Naval Forces Europe, Africa, and Sixth Fleet. Levine assumed responsibilities as Executive Officer of VXS-1 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in May 2023.

Levine has accumulated over 2,000 hours in the P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon. His personal awards include the Air Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards.