TEAM | OFFICERS

A total of 16 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 | CAPT ERIC DOYLE | USN

// Flight Leader / Commanding Officer

CAPT Eric Doyle

Captain Eric C. Doyle is a native of League City, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1996. Following college, Eric attended Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, where he earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in December 1996.

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#2 | LT JAMES HALEY | USN

// Right Wing

LT James Haley

Lieutenant James Haley is a native of Canadian, Texas. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 2005, where he lettered in football and track. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering in 2009, and earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#3 | LT JAMES COX | USN

// Left Wing

LT James Cox

Lieutenant James Cox is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, and graduated from Great Bridge High School in 2001. He attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in 2005. Following college, he worked in Washington, D.C. in sales and consulting until 2009, when he joined the Navy and earned his commission through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.

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#4 | MAJ JEFF MULLINS | USMC

// Slot

Maj. Jeff Mullins

Major Jeff Mullins is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from Saint Benedict at Auburndale High School in 2004, where he lettered in wrestling and track. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics in 2006. Jeff earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps through the Platoon Leader's Course in 2006, and reported to The Basic School at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, Virginia, to complete training.

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#5 | LCDR BRANDON HEMPLER | USN

// Lead 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 earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#6 | LCDR ANDRE WEBB | USN

// Opposing Solo

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 U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2008, and earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#7 | LT CARY RICKOFF | USN

// Narrator

LT Cary Rickoff

Lieutenant Cary Rickoff is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Riverwood High School in 2005, where he lettered in baseball. He attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy in 2009, and earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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#8 | LCDR ADAM KERRICK | USN

// Events Coordinator

LCDR Adam Kerrick

Lieutenant Commander Adam Kerrick is a native of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Abington High School in 2001, where he lettered in football and lacrosse. Adam also earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 72 of Overlook Hills, Pennsylvania, and served as a fireman at McKinley Fire Company, Montgomery County. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2005, and earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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CDR BILL SCHOMER | USN

// Executive Officer

CDR Bill Schomer

Commander Bill Schomer is a native of Lorain, Ohio. He graduated from Admiral King High School, and reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, for Navy basic training in 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Operations from Jacksonville University and a Master in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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LTCOL MARK MONTGOMERY | USMC

// C-130 "Fat Albert" Pilot

LtCol. Mark Montgomery

Lieutenant Colonel 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, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2001. Mark earned his commission as 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 attended Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2006.

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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 was class valedictorian and lettered in water polo, wrestling, and swimming. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Beau earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps through NROTC in 2011 and reported to The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to complete training.

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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 earned his Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University in March 2009 and his Masters of Business Administration from Washington State University in May 2018.

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LT AARON B. HICKS | USN

// Flight Surgeon

LT Aaron B. Hicks

Lieutenant Aaron B. Hicks is a native of Federal Way, Washington, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2003. He attended Western Washington University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2007. He was accepted into Western University of Health Sciences, where he earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in 2009, and graduated with a D.O. in 2013.

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LTJG KRISTIN A. TOLAND | USN

// Supply Officer

LTJG Kristin A. Toland

Lieutenant Junior Grade Kristin A. Toland is a native of Sedalia, Missouri, and graduated from Cole Camp High School in 2005. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in May 2006.

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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. In February 2009, David earned his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He earned a Master in Business Administration from National University in November 2014.

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