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Commander Keith Hoskins, USN

Hoskins

Commander Keith Hoskins, USN


CDR Keith Hoskins is a native of Parkville, MO. He graduated from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology in 1988. He was commissioned after completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School in September of 1989 and was designated a naval aviator in February of 1992 in Kingsville, TX. CDR Hoskins sea assignments include duties in VFA-86 Sidewinders onboard the USS America (CV-66), where he flew several combat missions in support of Operations DECISIVE EDGE and SOUTHERN WATCH. He later served with VFA-25, the Fist of the Fleet onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. During his tour with the Fist, he completed an extended deployment flying combat missions in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM. He completed his command tour with The Valions of VFA-15 onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. CDR Hoskins staff assignments include duties at the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. for a one-year tour of duty as an assistant aviation commander detailer. He was an instructor pilot for the Gladiators of VFA-106. He was selected to the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the “Blue Angels” as a demonstration pilot. During his Joint tour at Offutt AFB, NE, he served as aide de camp to the Commander, United States Strategic Command. CDR Hoskins is currently serving as the 3rd battalion officer at the U.S. Naval Academy, CDR Hoskins has accumulated over 3,400 flight hours and 570 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (three awards with combat "V"), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards with combat "V"), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and numerous unit commendations and awards.

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