Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 “The Golden Swordsmen”


VP-47 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 Timothy Bierbach

    Executive Officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 47

  • Commander Joel P. Martinez

    Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 47

  • Command Master Chief Danal J. Shaffer

    Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron (VP) 47

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