Captain Matthew Ventimiglia Executive Officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) 210414-N-N0101-0002 Official biography photo of Captain Matthew Ventimiglia, Executive Officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). SHARE IMAGE: Download Image Image Details Photo By: U.S. Navy VIRIN: 210414-N-N0101-0002 Captain Matthew "Noodle" Ventimiglia, a native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Physics in May 2000. He completed flight training as an E-2C Hawkeye pilot with the “Greyhawks” of VAW-120 in February 2003. At sea, Ventimiglia flew the E-2C with the “Bear Aces” of VAW-124 from the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), with the “Sun Kings” of VAW-116 from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), and as XO/CO with the “Liberty Bells” of VAW-115 from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). He also served as Assistant Navigator aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Ashore, Ventimiglia served as an instructor pilot, LSO, and NATOPS evaluator with the “Greyhawks” of VAW-120. He also served at PERS 43 as the VAW/VRC Placement Officer and managed the budget for all aviation officer orders. Captain Ventimiglia has over 3,000 Hawkeye hours and over 300 arrested landings on ten different aircraft carriers. He is a three-time winner of the Navy-Marine Corps Peer Leadership Award. His Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit, service, and campaign awards.