CO: COMMANDER BEN DUELLEY
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Commander Ben Duelley, a native of Tatamy, PA, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Following flight training in Pensacola, Florida, he selected the E-2C Hawkeye community and earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer at VAW-120 in August of 2000.
For his initial sea tour, Commander Duelley reported to the Golden Hawks of VAW-112 in January of 2001. In addition to participating in Operation NOBLE EAGLE, he deployed with CVW-9 on the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) and flew combat missions in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, he cruised on the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) during a ten month Western Pacific Deployment.
In November of 2003, Commander Duelley reported to the Navy International Programs Office at the Nebraska Avenue Complex in Washington, DC, where he served as the Flag Aide to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for International Programs.
Following his tour in DC, Commander Duelley served as the Current Operations Officer on CVW-2 staff in Lemoore, CA from February 2006 through October 2007. During his staff tour, he sailed onboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) for the 2006 Western Pacific deployment.
Commander Duelley reported to the Black Eagles of VAW-113 in November of 2007 for his Department Head tour. Deploying twice with CVW-14 on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, he served as the Administrative and Maintenance Officer.
In January 2010, Commander Duelley attended the United States Naval War College as a student in the College of Naval Warfare. In January 2011 after completing Joint Professional Military Education Phase I, he graduated with distinction and earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Commander Duelley transferred to Stuttgart, Germany in March of 2011 and reported to the U.S. Africa Command. While at AFRICOM, he served as an analyst in the Strategic Assessments Branch, J1/8 Resources Directorate, and representative to the J3 Current Operations Division. Commander Duelley also graduated from the Joint & Combined Warfighting School in Norfolk, Virginia, completing Phase II of Joint Professional Military Education
Commander Duelley has over 600 combat hours, 2000+ hours in the E-2C Hawkeye and over 500 arrested carrier landings. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with various unit, campaign, and service awards.