TEAM | OFFICERS

A total of 17 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members.


#1 | CDR ERIC DOYLE | USN

// Flight Leader / Commanding Officer

CDR Eric Doyle

Commander Eric C. Doyle is a native of League City, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1996. After college, Eric went to Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, where he was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in December 1996.

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#2 | LCDR DAMON KROES | USN

// Right Wing

LCDR Damon Kroes

Lieutenant Commander Damon Kroes is a native of Fremont, California, and graduated from Moreau Catholic High School in June 2000 where he lettered in soccer, swimming, and cross country. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, in September 2000. Damon attended San Diego State University and graduated in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in History. Damon Reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, for Officer Candidate School in May 2007 and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. In September 2007, Damon reported to aviation indoctrination and then transferred to NAS Corpus Christi for primary flight training in the T-34C Mentor. For advanced flight training, Damon transferred to NAS Meridian, Mississippi where he flew the T-45C Goshawk and received his wings of gold in June 2009.

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#3 | MAJ JEFF MULLINS | USMC

// Left Wing

Maj. Jeff Mullins

Major Jeff Mullins is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Saint Benedict at Auburndale High School in 2004. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics in 2006. Jeff was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps through the Platoon Leader's Course in 2006.

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#4 | LCDR NATE SCOTT | USN

// Slot

LCDR Nate Scott

Lieutenant Commander Nate Scott is a native of Danville, California and graduated from Monte Vista High School in 2003. He attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 2007, and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#5 | LCDR TYLER DAVIES | USN

// Lead Solo

LCDR Tyler Davies

Lieutenant Commander Tyler Davies is a native of Kennesaw, Georgia, and graduated from North Cobb High School in June 2000. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, in August 2000. Tyler attended the University of La Verne, Riverside, California, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management in May 2007. He then reported to Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, for Officer Candidate School in September 2007 and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#6 | LCDR BRANDON HEMPLER | USN

// Opposing Solo

LCDR Brandon Hempler

Lieutenant Commander Brandon Hempler is a native of Wamego, Kansas, and graduated from Wamego High School in 2002, where he lettered in cross country. He attended Kansas State University (KSU), Salina, Kansas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Airway Science in May 2007. After serving as a flight instructor at KSU for a semester, Brandon reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#7 | LCDR ANDRE WEBB | USN

// Narrator

LCDR Andre Webb

Lieutenant Commander Andre Webb is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma, and graduated from Lawton Eisenhower High School in 2004, where he lettered in football. He attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2008 and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy.

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#8 | LCDR DAVE STEPPE | USN

// Events Coordinator

LCDR Dave Steppe

Lieutenant Commander Dave Steppe is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 2004, where he lettered in football. He attended Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Logistics through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 2008, and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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CDR MATT KASLIK | USN

// Executive Officer

CDR Matt Kaslik

Commander Matt Kaslik is a native of The Woodlands, Texas, and graduated from McCullough High School in 1991, where he was captain of the varsity football team. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, where he lettered three years in varsity football, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography in 1995, and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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MAJ MARK MONTGOMERY | USMC

// C-130 "Fat Albert" Pilot

Maj. Mark Montgomery

Major Mark Montgomery is a native of Cartersville, Georgia, and graduated from Cartersville High School in 1997, where he lettered in football, wrestling, and track. He attended the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2001. Mark was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps through the Platoon Leader's Course in 2002 and reported to The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to complete training.

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MAJ KYLE MASCHNER | USMC

// C-130 "Fat Albert" Pilot

Maj. Kyle Maschner

Major Kyle Maschner is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, and graduated from Horizon High School in 2001. He enlisted in the U.S Marine Corps, completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in 2003, and served in the Marine Reserve as a Heavy Equipment Engineer Operator with Bulk Fuel Company Alpha and Charlie until 2006. He then attended Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2006. Kyle was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps through the Platoon Leader's Course in 2006 and reported to The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to complete training.

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CAPT BEAU MABERY | USMC

// C-130 "Fat Albert" Pilot

Capt. Beau Mabery

Captain Beau Mabery is a native of Lompoc, California and graduated from Lompoc High School in 2007 where he lettered in water polo, wrestling, and swimming, and was class valedictorian. He then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in history. Beau was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps through NROTC in 2011.

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LT GARRETT HOPKINS | USN

// Maintenance Officer

LT Garrett Hopkins

Lieutenant Garrett Hopkins is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in 1997. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, in February 2002. Garrett Served eight years as an Aviation Electronics Technician. Garrett attended Embry Riddle University World Wide and earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics in March of 2009 and reported to Officer Candidate School in Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, where he was commissioned as an Ensign in December of 2009.

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LCDR JUAN GUERRA | USN

// Flight Surgeon

LCDR Juan Guerra

Lieutenant Commander Juan Guerra is a native of Ocala, Florida, and graduated from Forest High School in 2003, where he lettered in soccer and tennis. He attended Central Florida Community College and graduated with an Associate in Arts in 2005. Juan then attended the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with honors in 2007. He was accepted into the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, and graduated with an M.D. in 2011.

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LT BRYAN PACE | USN

// Supply Officer

LT Bryan Pace

Lieutenant Bryan Pace is a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated from Boston College High School in 2002. He attended Mount Ida College Newton, Massachusetts, where he graduated with an Associate of Science in Funeral Service in 2004. He then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. Bryan reported to Officer Candidate School at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, in November 2010 and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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LCDR DAVID GARDNER | USN

// Public Affairs Officer

LCDR David Gardner

Lieutenant Commander David Gardner is a native of Warrensburg, Missouri, where he graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1999. In 2003, he graduated from The University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Photography. After completing Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned an Ensign in February 2009. He earned a Master's in Business Administration from National University in November 2014.

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LT TIMOTHY HAWKINS | USN

// Administrative Officer

LT Timothy Hawkins

Lieutenant Tim Hawkins is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bishop Hannan High School in 1998. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, in March 2000, and served 12 years; first as an Electrician's Mate, then as a Navy Counselor. Tim was selected for the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program in November 2013 and commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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