AEC(AW/SW) Curtis Huff
United States Navy
21st Company SEL
United States Naval Academy
Chief Huff is a native of NJ and reported for active duty to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois January 1998. After completion of Basic Training, he reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes where he completed Airman Apprentice School, and Aircraft cleaning and corrosion control school.
Upon his graduation, he reported for duty with Fighter Squadron TWO ONE THREE, (VF-213) the “Blacklions” at NAS Oceana where he completed two, six-month deployments aboard the USS Carl Vinson, in support of Operations Southern Watch/ Desert Fox/ and Enduring Freedom. His next assignment was Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two, (VQ-2) Rota, Spain. While aboard VQ-2 he was forward deployed in the EUCOM AOR and continuously detached to various Theater Commanders. Chief Huff served as a Recruit Division Commander at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes from 2004 to 2007. As a recruit division commander and Battle Stations Facilitator, he was responsible for 10 divisions resulting in the transition of 880 civilians into basically trained Sailors reporting to the Fleet. As a Battle Station Facilitator he motivated and led 7,000 recruits through the 13-scenario, 14 hour Battle Stations experience. In September 2007 he was selected to the Navy Flight Demonstration Blue Angels, where he advanced to Petty Officer First Class. As a Blue Angel he represented the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps throughout the United States and Canada, enhancing Navy and Marine Corps recruiting. Following that he completed a 12-month GSA tour at Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait and completed Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute training at Camp Pendleton, CA. He was next assigned to the Navy’s First 5th Generation F-35C Squadron, Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero One, (VFA-101) the “Grim Reapers”. At VFA-101 he was AV/ARM and Quality Assurance Leading Petty Officer which lead to his selection as 2012 and 2013 Sailor of the Year (SOY). After his tour at VFA-101 he transferred to Patrol Squadron EIGHT, (VP-8) the “Fighting Tigers” at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While attached to VP-8 he was the Line and AV/ARM division Leading Chief Petty Officer. As a maintenance controller Safe-for- Flight he was the Senior Enlisted and maintenance lead on numerous detachments, while also completing three, six-month deployments in Okinawa, Japan and Bahrain.
Additionally, he has earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare, Enlisted Surface Warfare, and Master Training Specialist designations. Chief Huff holds an Associate degree in Applied Science from Thomas Edison State College.
His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal (two awards), Good Conduct Medal (5 Awards) and various other unit and service awards.