spacerExecutive Officer

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spacerDavid Yoon

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Commander Yoon was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in naval architecture. After receiving his commission, Cmdr. Yoon completed his flight training in August 2005 as a naval helicopter pilot.

Upon completion of his initial fleet aircraft training, Yoon proceeded to Helicopter Sea Combat squadron TWO SIX (HSC-26) homeported in Norfolk, VA. From 2006-2009 he deployed with multiple detachments to the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and international exercises aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and HMS Ark Royal.

For his first shore tour Commander Yoon was assigned to the MH-60S Fleet Replacement Squadron HSC-3 as an instructor pilot. He completed his instructor tour then joined HSC-85 flying the HH-60H in support of naval special operations.

Cmdr. Yoon then served as a department head with HSC-23 from 2014-2016, homeported in San Diego, CA. He deployed aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4) throughout the Pacific, South China Sea, Sea of Japan, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, and Gulf of Aden in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and other multi-national tasking with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Yoon most recently was stationed at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, as a member of the International Military Staff (IMS). There he served as a watch officer working with international military and civilian staff and diplomats serving the highest levels of leadership within the NATO Alliance.

Commander Yoon is assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Southwest as the executive officer as of July 2019.


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