Commander Jeffrey Hollenbach, USN
Commander Jeffrey D. Hollenbach was born in Bellevue, Washington and grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Arts in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 2011. Upon the completion of flight school he was designated a Naval Aviator in December 2001.
Commander Hollenbach flew the P-3C Orion out of Whidbey Island, Washington with the Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 and the Screaming Eagles of VP-1 and out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with the Wizards of Special Projects Patrol Squadron (VPU) 2. He also served as a fleet instructor and evaluation pilot during a shore tour with VP-30 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Commander Hollenbach’s staff assignments include duty in the Operations Department of U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and as the Antiterrorism and Force Protection Officer for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) ELEVEN. In this capacity CDR Hollenbach embarked on the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) for a deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf in 2017.
While assigned as a Department Head to VP-1 CDR Hollenbach was nominated for the 2013 Navy and Marine Association Award for Exceptional Leadership. In 2016 he was recognized by the 8th Air Force Commander as the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike Field Grade Officer of the Quarter. Additionally, he served on teams that have been awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, and the Navy Battle “E” Ribbon.
In June 2019 Commander Hollenbach assumed the duties as Executive Officer, Naval ROTC Unit Boston Consortium.
Commander Hollenbach is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 2011. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Navy Achievement Medal, and other personal, campaign and service ribbons.