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spacerSilas Bouyer II

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A native of Detroit, Michigan, Commander Bouyer graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1998. After earning his wings of gold as a Naval flight officer in March 2000, he reported to the Vikings of VAQ-129 at NAS Whidbey Island for initial EA-6B Prowler training.


In July 2001, he reported to the Gauntlets of VAQ-136 forward deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan where he served as schedules officer, line division officer, electronic warfare training officer, and quality assurance officer. Cmdr. Bouyer completed deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf flying combat missions in support of operations SOUTHERN WATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM from USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). He was selected by his peers for the 2004 Commander Noel Greene Inspirational Leadership Award.


Bouyer returned to VAQ-129 in August 2004 as a fleet replacement instructor. He served as familiarization / navigation instructor, schedules officer, student control officer and NATOPS evaluator. During this tour, he was awarded an executive master of business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.


In March 2007, Commander Bouyer reported to Commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE as flag aide. Embarked on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), he deployed in support of operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) in 2008.


After EA-6B refresher training, Cmdr. Bouyer reported to the World Famous Black Ravens of VAQ-135 in May 2009. While serving as quality assurance and administration officer, he deployed aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) flying OEF combat missions. As operations officer, he led the Black Ravens through the EA-18G Growler transition, an expeditionary pre-deployment training cycle, and deployed to Afghanistan.


Bouyer reported to Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific in May 2012 as the flight hour program manager and airborne electronic attack readiness officer. He managed the execution and analysis of a $4.7 billion program while developing policy and budgeting requirements for all naval aviation units.


In July 2015, he assumed the role and responsibility of Navy Recruiting District San Diego executive officer.


He has accumulated over 1,850 hours in six different naval aircraft plus over 350 carrier arrested landings. He is entitled to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Combat “V”, three Strike/Flight Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit commendations and campaign awards.


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Updated March 2, 2017 (kbh)