Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell

Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Mr. Bryan Scurry

Executive Director, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Captain Walt ''Sarge" Slaughter

Chief of Staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Force Master Chief H. Trenton Schmidt

Force Master Chief, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Commander Christopher K. Whitehouse

Commanding Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6

23 October 2020 CDR Whitehouse is a native son of Richmond, Virginia. He earned his commission from the United States Naval Academy in May 2003, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture. He subsequently entered flight training and earned his Wings of Gold in September 2005.
 
Operationally, he has served the carrier air wing community in numerous Helicopter Anti-Submarine (HS) and Sea Combat (HSC) squadrons. He cut his teeth in the community with the World Famous Golden Falcons of HS-2 in San Diego, CA, deploying and then transitioning the squadron from the legacy H-60F/H to the MH-60S. Following his first shore duty, Commander Whitehouse deployed as the helicopter operations officer for Carrier Air Wing THREE, supporting HSC-7 and the rest of Team Battle Axe. As a department head, he deployed with the Tridents of HSC-9. He has completed several extended deployments in support of several coalition exercises and Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Freedom Sentinel, and Inherent Resolve onboard aircraft carriers USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77), and USS NIMITZ (CVN 68).
 
Ashore, Commander Whitehouse's assignments include duties as a weapons and tactics instructor for the SH-60F, HH-60H, and MH-60S aircraft at the Norfolk headquarters of the HSC Weapons School; trusted agent in the operational development and test of the 20mm weapons system; department head for the HSC Weapons School, Atlantic; and Assistant Deputy Director for Operations on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-3. At the request of the Commander, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN, he established and led a pre-deployment quarantine detachment in order to guarantee that critical manning requirements could be filled without placing the health of the strike group at risk.
 
Commander Whitehouse has had the pleasure of working beside the finest Sailors in the Fleet and his successes are underpinned by their relentless effort. As a result, he is entitled to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and several joint, naval service, and personal unit and campaign awards. He is a 2010 graduate of the Navy Rotary Wing Weapons School (SEAWOLF), and has accumulated over 2,300 mishap-free flight hours in the service of his country.
 
 
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