Fleet Logistics Support Squadron
NAS North Island
Commander Greg Jonic is a native of Ridgefield, Connecticut and an alumnus of Fairfield College Preparatory School, class of 1995. He graduated from Yale University in 1999 and reported to Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in September of that year. He was commissioned on 17 December 1999 at Pensacola and two years later, on 7 December 2001, he earned his wings at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi, having completed initial carrier qualifications in the T-2C Buckeye aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). He reported to VAW-120 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia for flight training in the C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery ("COD") aircraft.
In October 2002 CDR Jonic reported to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California to join the "Providers" of VRC-30. He was immediately ordered to the Persian Gulf to join Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN and the "Hustlers" of VRC-30 Detachment One aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). With the Hustlers he supported the early stages of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Returning home with LINCOLN in June 2003, he deployed again with CVW-14 in May 2004, this time aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), for NORTHERN EDGE 2004, RIMPAC 2004, and subsequent WESTPAC deployment.
CDR Jonic reported to Commander, Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Wing at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California in September 2005. For two years he served as "type wing" Safety Officer for the C-2A Greyhound and E-2C Hawkeye community. In January 2008 he reported to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan to join Carrier Air Wing FIVE and VRC-30's permanently-forward-deployed Detachment FIVE, as Assistant Officer in Charge. With CAG-5's "Team BADMAN" he made continuous deployments aboard carriers USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-72), including numerous joint and multi-national exercises spanning the Western Pacific theater. In July 2010, CDR Jonic "fleeted up" to become Officer in Charge of Detachment FIVE. He led the Far East Providers for some 27 months of frequent deployment with the GEORGE WASHINGTON/CAG-5 team. In the spring of 2011 his Det FIVE team played a pivotal role in the US Navy's support to Japan in the wake of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami disaster. In October 2012 he completed his tour as Officer in Charge at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and transferred to the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island.
In November 2013 CDR Jonic reported to Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee to assume the duties of Assistant Aviation Officer Community Manager and Program Manager for Aviation Career Incentive Pay and Aviation Career Continuation Pay. In June 2016 he reported to North Island as (prospective) Executive Officer for VRC-30.
CDR Jonic's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and various other personal, unit, campaign, and service awards.