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 David J. Wrigley

Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146

26 October 2020
A native of Olive Branch, Mississippi, CDR Wrigley graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in History. After commissioning, CDR Wrigley reported to NAS Pensacola, FL for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination in September 2005.  He earned his Naval Aviator wings in February 2008.  In March 2008, he reported to the VFA-106 “Gladiators” for initial flight training in the F/A-18C.
CDR Wrigley began operational flying in February 2009 with the “World Famous Golden Dragons” of VFA-192 at NAF Atsugi, Japan.  While a “Golden Dragon,” he completed two patrols to the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), executed a homeport change to NAS Lemoore, CA, and conducted a workup and deployment aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74) completing combat mission as part of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation NEW DAWN, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  
Following his tour with the “Golden Dragons,” in February 2012 CDR Wrigley reported to the “Flying Eagles” of VFA-122 as an Instructor Pilot and Landing Signals Officer.  During his time with the “Flying Eagles”, CDR Wrigley qualified in all phases of instruction and instructed students in all models of F/A-18A-F. 

CDR Wrigley has logged over 2100 flight hours and 500 carrier arrested landings.

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