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Commander Jeremiah "Boomar" Baldwin hails from Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan prior to enlisting in the Navy in May 2000 as a nuclear qualified electrician’s mate. In March 2002, he was selected to enter the U.S. Navy’s officer candidate school in Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned an ensign in May 2002.
Cmdr. Baldwin reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida for aviation indoctrination in September of 2002. While in Pensacola, he completed primary and intermediate flight training in the T-34C Turbo Mentor, and advanced flight training in the T-39 Sabreliner and T-2 Buckeye, earning his Wings of Gold in November of 2004.
Baldwin then reported to the Grim Reapers of VF-101 at NAS Oceana, Virginia, for training in the F-14 Tomcat.
In December of 2005, he reported to the VF-32 Swordsmen, where he completed two deployments onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to the CENTCOM area of responsibility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While attached to the Swordsmen, Commander Baldwin transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet and served as schedules officer, line division officer, and FAC(A) phase head.
In January of 2008, Cmdr. Baldwin reported to the Flying Eagles of VFA-122 as an instructor in the F/A-18 Super Hornet. While instructing at VFA-122, he served on the west coast rhino tactical demonstration team and performed in numerous air shows throughout the country.
Baldwin was selected for a legislative fellowship in 2011 and reported to the office of Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) in October. Following his tour in Washington D.C., he reported to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-75) as the assistant operations officer.
in September of 2014, Commander Baldwin transferred to the VFA-11 Red Rippers for his department head tour, serving as the safety officer, administrative officer, and operations officer, while deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
His next assignment was to the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, United Kingdom, where he completed joint professional military education phase one.
Cmdr. Baldwin reported to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Rocky Mountain as the executive officer in May 2019 and assumed command in ceremonies conducted 19 November 2020.
Cmdr. Baldwin has accumulated more than 2100 tactical flight hours and over 410 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include the Strike Flight Air Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service and unit awards. In addition to his B.A. from the University of Michigan, he holds a M.S. in global leadership from the University of San Diego and a M.A. in Defense Studies from the King’s College of London.