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Commander Robert Dalton

Commander Dalton is an American citizen born overseas in Johannesburg, South Africa.  His family moved to Alexandria, VA, in 1994.  He is the son of an enlisted U.S. Sailor and grandson of a World War II South African Air Force pilot.  He is a 2007 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets graduate, earning his Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies, and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.  He holds a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Designated a U.S. Naval Aviator in 2009, he is a 2014 U.S. Navy Rotary Wing Weapons School (SEAWOLF) graduate and has flown over 3,200 flight hours.

CDR Dalton’s operational tours include the HSC-9 “Tridents” of CVW-8, stationed in Naval Station Norfolk, VA, deploying on the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77); the HSC-12 “World Famous Golden Falcons” of CVW-5 as the Training Officer, forward-deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, deploying on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76); and the HSC-14 “Chargers” of CVW-9 as a Department Head, stationed in Naval Air Station North Island, CA, deploying on the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74).  He supported Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM SENTINEL, and RESOLUTE SUPPORT.

Ashore, CDR Dalton served as a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor with the “Savages” of HSC Weapons School, Atlantic, stationed in Naval Station Norfolk, VA, and the U.S. Naval War College at Naval Station, Newport, RI.

Commander Dalton is humbled to serve beside the world’s finest warfighters “so others may live.”  He is the loving husband of Casey and the proud father of three beautiful children, Grace, Alice, and James.

Last Updated: 2 April 2024

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