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Rear Adm. George Wikoff
Acting Commander, Naval Air Forces
Rear Adm. George M. Wikoff is a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is a 1990 graduate of the Catholic University of America, was commissioned through the George Washington University NROTC program, and earned a master’s from the University of Arkansas.
Wikoff served operationally in Fighter Squadron (VF) 102 onboard USS America (CV 66) and VF-154 forward deployed to Atsugi, Japan on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Command assignments include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 deployed onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), VFA-122, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 deployed onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Wikoff’s shore assignments include the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, as TOPGUN training officer; Naval Personnel Command as placement officer for the Tomcat and Super Hornet communities; Joint Staff as an action officer in the Operations Directorate, Deputy Directorate for Antiterrorism and Homeland Defense (J-34); chief of naval operations staff as air warfare special programs requirements officer (N88); the Combined Air and Space Operations Center as battle director in Qatar; U.S. Naval Forces Central Command as chief of staff and maritime operations center director in Bahrain, executive assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, Joint Staff as deputy director for operations (OT-5) and assistant director for Global Integration and Current Operations (J-33), and vice director, Joint Staff.
Wikoff assumed the duties of acting Commander, Naval Air Forces in Sept. 2023.
Last Updated: 5 January 2024