CDR Erik Thomas, Commanding Officer

CDR Erik M. Thomas
Commanding Officer
CDR Jared A. Tharp, Executive Officer

CDR Jared A. Tharp
Executive Officer
ATCS (AW) Christine E. McCan, Senior Enlisted Leader

ATCS (AW) Christine E. McCan
Senior Enlisted Leader

From the Commanding Officer
This web page is designed to help you and your family in your transition to VXS-1 located at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in southern Maryland. Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible and provide information to help you prepare for your orders to VXS-1. If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to contact our duty office. I look forward to serving with you and welcome you to the Warlock team.

VXS-1 Mission Statement
Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1) conducts airborne scientific experimentation and advanced technology development in worldwide operations supporting U.S. Navy and national science and technology (S&T) priorities and war fighting goals. Supporting broadly based, multidisciplinary programs across the full spectrum of scientific research and applied technologies, our focus is toward the maritime application of new and improved airborne data collection techniques, experimental equipment, and system demonstration. While directly supporting scientific programs across the globe, we ensure that our work environment provides for the learning, personal growth, and respect of all our men and women and their families.