CDR Christopher S. Hewlett, USN

Commander Christopher S. Hewlett, USN

Commander Christopher S. Hewlett, USN

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July, 2014 Luncheon Speaker Biography

CDR  Christopher  “Hewy” Hewlett is  a native of Los  Angeles  California,  but  spent his formative years  of high  school  and college in Arizona.  In May of 1995, he graduated with a Bachelor  of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona and was commissioned through the University’s Naval ROTC

After receiving his Wings and completion of the FRS syllabus he was assigned to his first Fleet Squadron, the “Proud Warriors” of HSL-42. While there, CDR Hewlett deployed multiple times and served as the squadron’s Assistant Operations Officer.

CDR Hewlett’s first shore duty assignment was as an East Coast  FRS instructor from 2002 to of 2004.  During his tenure with the “Air  Wolves” of HSL-40  he served  in  multiple billets and  graduated from Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI) School.

In 2004, CDR Hewlett joined the “Swamp Foxes” of HSL-44 as the squadron SWTI.  During his tour at HSL-44, CDR Hewlett embarked in CVN-71 with Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike  Group as Air Wing EIGHT Helicopter Element Coordinator.

In 2006, CDR Hewlett was assigned to the “Vipers” of HSL-48 for his Department Head OIC tour.  He served as the Squadron Training Officer, OIC of Detachment ONE and as the Squadron Maintenance Officer.

CDR Hewlett attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico  Va. and upon graduation, served as an action officer on the Joint Staff in the J-5, Asia Division. CDR  Hewlett is  currently in command  of “The Magicians”  of  Helicopter Maritime Strike  Squadron THREE FIVE (HSM-35).

His  personal  decorations  include the Defense Meritorious  Service Medal,  two  Air Medals  Awarded  for single  action,  two  Navy Commendation  Medals  and  four Navy Achievement  Medals.  He is very happily married to Kristen Carmichael of Cheyenne, Wyoming and is the proud father of two handsome boys, Connor, ten and Chase, eight.


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