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Executive Officer

Commander Quincy Hochard grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a 2003 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography (Honors) and was commissioned as a Naval Aviator, earning his wings in 2004. CDR Hochard is also a graduate of the College of Distance Education Command and Staff, Naval War College, achieving Joint Professional Military Education Phase I, as well as the Air Force Air Command and Staff College, holding a degree in Master of Military Operational Art and Science.

At sea, CDR Hochard began his operational career flying MH-60S helicopters out of Guam. His time with the HSC-25 “Island Knights” supported 7th and 5th Fleet operations aboard USNS Flint and USNS NIAGARA FALLS, and he also deployed with the Naval Air Ambulance Detachment operating in Kuwait and southern Iraq (104 combat flight hours, 66 MEDEVACs). Later, while on a Global Support Assignment, he worked to improve the capabilities and manage the daily execution of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti as the Camp's Assistant Operations Officer. While with TACRON 22, he deployed as a liaison officer to U.S. Central Command's Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) in Qatar. Most recently he served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of TACRON 22 Detachment ONE, leading 30 Sailors and Officers supporting the planning, coordination, and execution of Navy and Marine Corps aviation from amphibious ships. Ashore, CDR Hochard served as Flag Aide to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (OPNAV N3/N5), and analyst for the Navy's 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review Team.

His awards include Air Medals (Strike/Flight, two), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (six), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.

Last updated: August 01, 2023