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Captain Harry C. Evans III

Captain Harry C. Evans III, a native of Liverpool, New York, is a 2003 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. As a midshipman, he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as an exchange student. He was designated as a Naval Flight Officer in January 2005.

After initial training in the F/A-18F, he reported to “Black Knights” of VFA-154 in January 2006. He deployed in 2007 with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 onboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Captain Evans graduated from the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in March 2009 and reported to Strike Fighter Weapons School, Pacific (SFWSP) as a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI). At SFWSP, he served as the Forward Air Controller (Airborne) (FAC(A)) Program Manager and the Strike Coordination/Armed Reconnaissance and Targeting Pod subject matter expert.

From December 2011 to May 2014, Captain Evans served at the Weapons Systems Training Officer for the “Diamondbacks” of VFA-102. He deployed twice with CVW-5 onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) supporting 7th Fleet Operations and participating in many multinational exercises.
Captain Evans graduated from the School of Aviation Safety en route to the “Black Aces” of VFA-41 for his department head tour where he deployed in 2016 again with CVW-9 onboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74).
In November 2016, Captain Evans was selected as a Fellow of the first cohort of the Secretary of the Navy’s Tours with Industry Program where he completed a fellowship at Boeing in St. Louis.
In December 2017, he returned to the “Diamondbacks” as the Executive Officer and assumed command in May 2019 where he completed three deployments with CVW-5 onboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) supporting multinational exercises and engagements within 7th Fleet.
In 2022, he graduated from the United States Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He also graduated Naval Nuclear Power Training Command with distinction.
In December 2023, Captain Evans assumed his current role as Executive Officer of USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76).
Captain Evans has over 4000 flight hours and over 1200 carrier arrestments. He is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal, and other personal and unit awards. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Van Pelt-Morris Junior Officer and 2013 Diamondback Leadership Awards.

Last Updated: 16 December 2023

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