Commander Jennifer A. Huck, USN
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps – Boston Consortium
Commander Jennifer Huck is a native of Glenview, IL. She was commissioned through the NROTC program at Boston University in 2003 and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 2005.
CDR Huck completed her initial operational assignment flying the SH-60B Seahawk with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR TWO (HSL-42) in Mayport, FL. There she served as assistant training officer, detachment maintenance officer, and quality assurance officer while completing two FIFTH Fleet deployments embarked in USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Horn of Africa counter-piracy operations. In 2009, CDR Huck transitioned to the MH-60R Seahawk and reported for instructor duty at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR ONE (HSM-41) in San Diego, CA.
Upon completion of instructor duty in 2012, CDR Huck reported to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN EIGHT (HSM-78) where she assisted in the stand up of the newly commissioned squadron. As the Training Readiness Officer, she directed a curriculum to prepare squadron pilots for operations with Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW-2) attached to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). In 2014, CDR Huck went on to complete her department head tour with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN ONE (HSM-71) first as Detachment Three Officer-in-Charge embarked in USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and then as Squadron Operations Officer on USS John C Stennis (CVN 74). During this time, she completed one WESTPAC deployment supporting Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9) operations in the SEVENTH Fleet AOR.
Outside of the cockpit, CDR Huck completed a tour as an individual augmentee to the US MILGP J3 at the US Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia in 2010. She also served at the Pentagon as the Aviation Unmanned Systems Action Officer at OPNAV N99 and the Air Domain Integration and Interoperability Requirements Officer at OPNAV N9I. CDR Huck most recently completed a tour as the Combat Direction Center Officer for USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) where she directly supported two WESTPAC deployments engaged in security cooperation, regional stability, and freedom of navigation operations.
Commander Huck has logged over 2,800 flight hours. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and a Master of Science in Biotechnology Management from University of Maryland University College. Her military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Air Medal Strike/Flight (2 awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal in addition to various unit and campaign awards.