Commander Christopher M. Seguine

Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4

29 October 2020  A native of Toledo, Ohio, Commander Seguine graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida for flight training in June 2003 and was winged a naval aviator in January 2005.  In February 2005, he reported to the VQ-7 "Roughnecks" for initial fleet training as an E-6B Mercury pilot.  CDR Seguine began his operational flying in August 2005 with the "Ironmen" of VQ-3 at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.  While an "Ironman," he completed two deployments flying the E-6B supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and numerous deployments executing nuclear command and control alert operations.  During his tour he served as the Squadron’s lead instructor pilot and was the "Ironman" Pilot of the Year.

CDR Seguine reported to the VT-10 "Wildcats" at NAS Pensacola in February 2009 for instructor duty flying the T-6A Texan, teaching student naval flight officers in the primary and intermediate phase of flight training.  While a "Wildcat," he earned multiple advanced qualifications and served as an instructor in the Training Wing SIX Flight Instructor Training Unit.

CDR Seguine next served as Flag Lieutenant for the Commander of US Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), CTF-78, and reported for duty at US Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea in September 2011.  During his tour, CDR Seguine trained aboard USS MUSTIN DDG 89 while embarked with DESRON 15 from Yokosuka, Japan, and earned his Officer of the Deck (Underway) qualification.    

CDR Seguine returned to the Fleet as a Department Head in VQ-4, the "Shadows," in January 2015.  During his Department Head tour, he served as the Administrative Officer, Safety Officer, and Maintenance Officer.  While assigned to VQ-4, he was the recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Association Leadership Award.  

Following his department head tour, he reported in June 2017 as the VQ Assignments Officer, the VQ Placement Officer, and finally the Assistant Captain Detailer at Navy Personnel Command (PERS 43). 

CDR Seguine has over 3,400 flight hours in various naval aircraft. He holds a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal, and various service awards and ribbons.
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