CAPT Jason L. Chuderewicz
Capt. Jason Chuderewicz is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in history. He earned his wings of gold in May 1999. After completing his initial E-2 Hawkeye training, he reported to the "Seahawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, where he served as assistant aircraft division officer, aircraft division officer, and assistant operations officer. During this tour, he deployed onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operation Southern Watch.
After his initial tour, Chuderewicz joined the "Greyhawks" of VAW-120, as an E-2C Hawkeye weapons and tactics instructor. He was a subject matter expert in numerous systems, as well as the tactics phase head during his tour. His last billet was as the E-2C Hawkeye Group II Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training officer responsible for all Group II Student NFOs and their training syllabus.
Chuderewicz reported to the "Bear Aces" of VAW-124 in April 2005. The squadron deployed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and he served as the training officer and administration officer.
In July 2006, Chuderewicz attended the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he earned his master's degree in national security and strategic studies. He also completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase One and was designated a joint qualified planning officer after completing the Naval Operational Planner Course.
Chuderewicz reported to the "Black Eagles" of VAW-113 for his department head tour and served as the safety officer, training officer, and operations officer from January 2008 until November 2010. The squadron deployed twice onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and won the coveted Battle 'E' Award three times.
In December 2010, Chuderewicz reported to NORAD-United States Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served in the J552 Special Plans branch as an action officer working on contingency and operational plans with both American and Canadian forces. He also served as the J551 Homeland Defense Plans Branch Chief responsible for national and bi-national plans for the defense of North America and its territories. He also attended the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk completing his JPME Phase II qualification.
In April 2014, Chuderewicz reported to the "Screwtops" of VAW-123. He served as executive officer until August 2015 and then became the 41st commanding officer of the squadron. He led them through a challenging work up schedule and deployment participating in Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Inherent Resolve with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CV 69), winning the coveted Battle 'E' Award.
In January 2017, Chuderewicz reported to Commander Carrier Strike Group Four (CSG) 4 as the N71 air defense lead responsible for air warfare evaluations and qualifications for carrier strike groups, amphibious ready groups and independent deployers preparing for deployment.
Chuderewicz has over 600 traps and over 3,100 flight hours in E-2C Hawkeye Group 0, Group II, and Hawkeye 2000 aircraft. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (with five Strike/Flight awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (with three gold stars), the Navy Achievement Medal, as well as other individual, unit and campaign awards.