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Executive officer of Blue Angels announced

Executive officer of Blue Angels announced


(WEAR) — The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron announced the executive officer of the 2017 and 2018 seasons for the Blue Angels.

Navy Commander Matt Kaslik has been selected as executive officer by the Blue Angels.

The 49-year-old commander attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in 1995. He is a Naval Flight Officer and currently assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Commander Kaslik is a highly-qualified officer and outstanding leader,” said Commander Ryan Bernacchi, a Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader. “I look forward to welcoming him to the Blue Angels.”

Kaslik will succeed the previous executive officer, Commander Bob Flynn.

The Blue Angels will interview all other 2017 – 2019 pilot and support officer finalists at the team’s home of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. , during the week of the Pensacola Beach Air Show from July 11 – 16. Selections will be made at the end of the interview week.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flights demonstrations and community outreach.

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