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Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 “Knighthawks”

Commander Dustin “Doorman” Detrick

Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136

Photo By: 230630-N-CO554-2001.JPG
VIRIN: 230630-N-CO554-2001

    A native of Dallas, TX, Commander Detrick graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006.  He was designated a Naval Aviator in 2008, and completed initial F/A-18 qualification at VFA-106 in Oceana, VA in 2009.    

    CDR Detrick reported to VFA-143 in 2009 where he executed two deployments aboard USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.   

    In 2013, CDR Detrick graduated from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School with follow on orders to serve as an instructor at Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific at NAS Lemoore, CA. 

    In 2015, CDR Detrick returned to the fleet as a training officer in VFA-137 where he circumnavigated South America as part of a Southern Seas deployment onboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).   

    In 2017, CDR Detrick reported as a department head to VFA-113 where he enjoyed a lovely deployment onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 

    In 2019, CDR Detrick reported to the Naval Aviation Warfare Development Center (NAWDC) to serve valiantly as the Air Wing Training Officer in the N5 department.   

    CDR Detrick reported to VFA-136 as Executive Officer in December 2021 and assumed duties as Commanding Officer in April 2023. 

    CDR Detrick has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours and over 600 arrested landings, and is 80% complete with JPME 1.  He credits his personal, service, and unit awards to the exceptional Sailors and Airmen with whom he has proudly served. 

    CDR Detrick is married to Laura “Doorlady” Montoya and they have 2 little humans:  Charlotte “Chucktown” Detrick and Rudolfo “Booty” Detrick 


Commander Dustin “Doorman” Detrick

Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136

Commander Bernard “Virus” Lutz

Executive Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136

Command Master Chief Karin R. Wittig

Command Master Chief, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136

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