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Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell

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

Captain Todd "Chimi" Cimicata

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

Force Master Chief Jason M. Haka

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

Commander Adam Cohen

Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27

26 October 2020
Commander Adam Cohen, from Goshen, NY, commissioned in 2004 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.  CDR Cohen completed flight school and was designated a Naval Aviator in October 2006.  Upon winging, he received initial F/A-18E/F training with the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX (VFA-106) at NAS Oceana, VA.

CDR Cohen’s operational assignments include AV/ARM Division Officer and Assistant Operations Officer in Strike Fighter Squadron THREE ONE (VFA-31), Training Officer in Strike Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VFA-11) stationed at NAS Oceana, VA.  He served as  Safety, Operations, and Maintenance Officer in Strike Fighter Squadron TWO SEVEN (VFA-27) stationed at NAF Atsugi and MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.  He has deployed six times to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, and Indo-Pacific regions.

Ashore, CDR Cohen served as a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor and Tactics Branch Head in Air Test and Evaluation Squadron NINE (VX-9) at NAWS China Lake, CA, after graduating from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Additionally, CDR Cohen served as an Action Officer in the Requirements and Resources Directorate (J8) at Headquarters, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, HI.

CDR Cohen reported to VFA-27 as the Executive Officer in December 2021 and assumed the Commanding Officer role in May 2023.

CDR Cohen has logged over 3100 flight hours and 730 carrier arrested landings.  He credits his personal, unit, and service awards to the exceptional service members with whom he has proudly served.

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