Lieutenant Commander Meagan Flannigan, USN
Lieutenant Commander Meagan V Flannigan was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Fox Chapel High School in 1998. She is a 2002 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Lieutenant Commander Flannigan reported to NAS Pensacola for flight training in June 2002. In January 2004, she was designated a Naval Aviator and ordered to the “Grim Reapers” of VF-101, the Fleet Replacement Squadron, at NAS Oceana for training in the F-14D Tomcat.
Following FRS training, Lieutenant Commander Flannigan received orders to the BLACKLIONS of VF-213 in NAS Oceana. The squadron deployed to the Arabian Gulf onboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM from September 2005 to March 2006. In October 2006 she completed a transition syllabus to the F/A-18F Super Hornet with the “Gladiators” of VFA-106.
In May of 2008 Lieutenant Commander Flannigan reported to the staff of Commander, Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic where she served as Flag Aide to RADM Mark Boensel. At the completion of that tour she was assigned to return to VFA-106 as an instructor pilot where she is currently serving.
Lieutenant Commander Flannigan has accumulated over 1250 hours and over 180 arrested landings. Her personal awards include the Strike/Flight Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various unit awards.