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A native of Raleigh, N.C., Commander Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Appalachian State University in North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Cmdr. Reynolds was commissioned through officer’s candidate school at NAS Pensacola, Fla in April of 1999 and earned his wings of gold as a Naval aviator in June 2001.

 

After completion of initial training as an E-2C hawkeye aviator with the “Greyhawks” of VAW-120 Reynolds reported to the “Seahawks” of VAW-126 home ported at NS Norfolk, VA for his first operational flying tour served as the line division, pilot training and personnel officers completing two deployments with Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in support of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

 

In October 2005, Commander Reynolds returned to VAW-120 as a fleet replacement squadron carrier qualification instructor. In addition to his flight instructor duties he fulfilled the roles of Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer, Commander Naval Air Forces NATOPS fleet evaluator and the NATOPS model manager responsible for training students, other instructors and enforcing fleet-wide procedural standardization.

 

In April, 2008 Cmdr. Reynolds reported to Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9) as the air wing staff officer detached to the “Golden Hawks” of VAW-112 in Point Mugu, CA serving as the air warfare officer and Air Wing N-6, completing a WESTPAC deployment on board USS John C. Stennis (CVN-73). At the conclusion of his staff tour in February of 2010 he was assigned permanently to the “Golden Hawks” of VAW-112 as a squadron department head. During his tour with VAW-112 he served as the safety, administrative, operations and maintenance officers and completed two deployments with CVW-9 in support of Operations NEW DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM.

 

In November of 2012 Reynolds reported to the US Naval WAR College, Newport Rhode Island where he completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) requirements and earned his Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies with a concentration in Asia/Pacific studies.

 

Reporting to the Joint Staff in December of 2013, Commander Reynolds served as the special technical operations chief, deputy director for global operations, operations directorate, joint staff where he was directly responsible to the director for operations (J-3) and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for oversight and coordination of worldwide special technical operations. He assumed the position of executive officer of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio in March 2016 and assumed command on August 4, 2017.

 

Cmdr. Reynolds has accumulated more than 2,500 flight hours and 500 carrier arrested landings.  His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Strike Flight Air Medal (Sixth Award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Third Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal (Second Award), the Naval Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and numerous campaign and unit awards. 
 
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