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William Kozlowski

Commanding Officer - NTAG Portland

04 April 2022

NTAG Portland
Commander Kozlowski is a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and Commanding Officer of Navy Talent Acquisition Group Portland.
NTAG Portland
Commander William “Shapes” Kozlowski
Commander Kozlowski is a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and Commanding Officer of Navy Talent Acquisition Group Portland.
Photo By: John Griffiths
VIRIN: 191113-N-HS670-7431

Commander Kozlowski is a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and Commanding Officer of Navy Talent Acquisition Group Portland. His most recent assignment was Executive Officer, NTAG Portland. Prior to that, he was Commanding officer of Navy Reserve Center Cincinnati and, previously, a Department Head and E-2C/E-2D Instructor NFO for Airborne Command & Control Squadron ONE TWO ZERO (VAW-120). He served as E-2D Training Officer, Administrative Officer, and Standardization Officer. While attached to VAW-120, he also completed an Individual Augmentee deployment in support of United States Central Command.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, he was commissioned after graduating from the University of Michigan in April 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Kozlowski earned his wings of gold at VAW-120 on 25 July 2008. He completed his Master of Business Administration at Saint Leo University in 2016. 
 
Upon completing his initial training, he reported to VAW-123 in Norfolk, Virginia. While assigned to the “Screwtops” he deployed aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and OPERATION NEW DAWN (OND). He served as Avionics Division Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and the NFO Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer.
 
Kozlowski reported to VAW-120 in January 2012 to instruct replacement NFOs and served with the “Greyhawks” until August 2014 as Legal Officer, NFO NATOPS Officer, and E-2D NFO Training Officer.
 
He served as Command and Control Operations Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer for the Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7) “Freedom Fighters” from August 2014 through November 2016.  Kozlowski deployed aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR).
 
An Operational Test Director for advanced command and control systems, he served in the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Information, and Space Division supporting the Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force November 2016 to November 2017.
 
Commander Kozlowski’s personal decorations include the Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), and Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal.  He has accumulated over 1000 flight hours and qualified as a Combat Information Center Officer (CICO) in both the E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.  He is supported by his loving wife Erin and children Jocelyn, Eleanor, and Steven.