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

Captain Lewis W. Callaway

Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9

23 December 2020 CAPT Lewis Callaway, a native of Austin, Texas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida and was “winged” as a Naval Flight Officer in January 2000.

Callaway's operational assignments include Forward Deployed Naval Force service in the VAQ-136 “Gauntlets", the VAQ-130 “Zappers”, and command of the VAQ-139 “Cougars". He served during multiple deployments to the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility, including the initial combat sorties for Operation Iraqi Freedom and combat sorties supporting operations Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Freedom Sentinel, and Inherent Resolve.

Shore assignments include tours on the Joint Staff (J8), Chief of Naval Operations Staff (N98), Chief of Naval Personnel Staff (PERS-43), and VAQ-129 “Viking” fleet replacement squadron instructor and Executive Officer.

Callaway is qualified as an air wing strike lead, EA-6B Prowler tactics instructor and a mission commander in the EA-18G Growler.

Callaway's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Combat V, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit commendations and awards. 
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