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VAW-116 XO
Commanding Officer
CDR Guillermo Carrillo

Commander Guillermo I. Carrillo was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Redondo Beach, Ca. He enlisted in the Navy in 1992 and served aboard the USS Pasadena (SSN 752) where he deployed to CENTCOM in 1993. He was commissioned through the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program and graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a Bachelors of Architecture. He was winged as a Naval Flight Officer in April 2003. CDR Carrillo is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (CAEWWS). In 2016, he graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Masters of Systems Engineering Management and Product Development.

CDR Carrillo has completed multiple deployments in support of combat operations in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI RESOLVE, and FREEDOM SENTINEL. He has also supported Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE providing Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Operational assignments include two tours with VAW-125 where he deployed aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). As a department head, he served as Administrative Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer at VAW-121, with two deployments aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). He deployed as the Executive Officer of VAW-116 aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).

Shore assignments include a tour at Naval Strike Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) as a weapons and tactics instructor at CAEWWS and as a member of the Hawkeye Tactical Analysis Team he helped Naval Air Systems Command develop the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. He supported the VAW/VRC community at Navy Personnel Command as the VAW/VRC assignments officer. CDR Carrillo was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J35 Directorate as the Joint Working Group Lead for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) global force allocation. Following his tour at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in May 2017 he served as the Chief Staff Officer for Commander Airborne Command and Control Logistic Wing.

CDR Carrillo reported to VAW-116 in October 2017.


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