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Commander David Dull, a native of Battle Creek, Michigan, graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in May 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in English. Following primary and intermediate flight training in Pensacola, Florida, he selected the E-2C Hawkeye community and earned his “Wings of Gold” as a Naval Flight Officer at VAW-120 Greyhawks on August 8th, 1997.

For his initial sea tour, Commander Dull reported to VAW-123 Screwtops in January 1998 where he held the jobs of Communications Officer, Line Division Officer, Aircraft Division Officer, NFO NATOPS Officer, and Safety Officer. Deploying on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), he flew combat missions in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and was the 2000 Carrier Airwing ONE (CVW-1) NFO of the Year.

In December 2000, Commander Dull returned to the “Greyhawks” as an Instructor NFO, serving as AIRPAC/ AIRLANT NATOPS Evaluator and NFO NATOPS Model Manager. Commander Dull then reported to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) in August 2003 as Assistant Navigator for IKE’s final year of Refueling Complex Overhaul and subsequent sea trials, helping to return the ship to the Fleet combat ready.

In July 2005, Commander Dull attended the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he graduated with a Masters in Military Art and Science. In October 2006, Commander Dull reported to VAW-126 Seahawks for his Department Head tour on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) where he held the jobs of Administrative Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Operations Officer and flew combat missions over Iraq.

Transferring to Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska in November 2008, Commander Dull reported to U.S. Strategic Command for his joint tour where he served as an Emergency Actions Officer in the Global Operations Center and as Chief, Emergency Actions Operations and Requirements. Commander Dull reported to the “Black Eagles” of VAW-113 as its Executive Officer in March 2012.

Commander Dull has proudly served with an abundance of outstanding Sailors, and has watched several of them rise through the ranks. He has nearly 2000 hours in the E-2C Hawkeye and over 400 arrested carrier landings. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), along with various unit, campaign, and service awards.



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