Speech given by US Navy Captain Dan Ouimette, to the Pensacola Civitan Club Feb 19, 2003.
Captain Ouimette was the Executive Officer of NAS, Pensacola, FL. at that time.
Captain Ouimette, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduated from St.
Following training at Air Anti-Submarine Squadron FORTY ONE, the S-3 Viking Fleet Replacement Squadron, Captain Ouimette
reported to Air Anti-Submarine Squadron THREE TWO and deployed aboard the USS AMERICA (CV-66) for two Mediterranean and Indian Ocean deployments.
In 1985, he
returned to Air Anti-Submarine Squadron FORTY ONE as a flight and tactics instructor.
was then assigned to the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer.
In 1990, he was assigned to the Sea Based Weapons and Advanced Tactics School as the Director of Training.
Captain Ouimette then reported to Sea Control Squadron THIRTY EIGHT where he served as the Operations Officer and Tactics Officer.
Deploying aboard USS RANGER (CV-61), he
participated in Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and Provide Hope.
Selected to attend the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, Captain Ouimette received a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in June 1994.
In August 1994, he reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Airborne Operations Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and served as the Strategic Operations Section Chief for Operations Team One.
tour at the Joint Staff, Captain Ouimette
completed the Armed Forces Staff College
in Norfolk, Virginia.
detached from the Joint Staff in June 1996 and reported to Training Squadron EIGHTY SIX in Pensacola, Florida, as the Executive Officer and assumed command of the squadron in July 1997.
After a highly successful command tour, Captain Ouimette reported in August 1998 to the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) as the Assistant Air Officer (Mini Boss) and became the Air Officer (Air Boss) in 1999.
Deploying to the Arabian Gulf and participating in Operation Southern Watch, the ship broke all fleet records for flight deck operations, completing over 10,300 arrested landings during the deployment.
In August of 2000, Captain Ouimette reported to the United States Air Force's Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama, where he earned a second Master of Arts Degree.
Upon graduation from the War College, he proceeded to Naval Air Station Pensacola where he served as the Executive Officer.
In June 2003, Captain Ouimette
assumed command of Training Air Wing ONE.
personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, Aerial Achievement Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal and various other personal and unit awards.