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Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 “Fighting Marlins”


VP-40 is a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft squadron that conducts anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and humanitarian response.


  • Commander Lex Smith

    Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 40

  • Commander James B. Miller

    Executive Officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 40

  • Command Master Chief Damon D. Powell

    Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron (VP) 40

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