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Commander Marcus "Yeti" Hoogewind

Commander Marcus "Yeti" Hoogewind is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School. He earned his wings of gold in August of 2008.

At sea, he served as NATOPS and Quality Assurance Officer at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron SEVEN (HS-7) attached to Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75), and he completed a C5/6F deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He also served as a Helicopter Element Coordinator and HSC SME at Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9). During his time there, he deployed aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) for their 2016 C7F Deployment.   For his Department Head tour, he went to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX (HSC-6). While at HSC-6, he deployed aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) attached to Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN (CVW-17) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  

His shore tours include service at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instructor pilot where he served as the Standardization Officer.  He also served as the HSC/HM/HT/TACRON Placement Officer at Naval Personnel Command (NPC). 

Commander Hoogewind has over 2,600 rotary wing flight hours. His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 30 November 2023

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