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Captain Patrick Dziekan

Capt. Patrick Dziekan, a native of Ellison Bay, Wis., enlisted in the Navy in 1990 as a yeoman. He was commissioned in 1999 through the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) Program. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in history, and the U.S. Naval War College where he earned a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies, where he was also a member of the Halsey Group. He was designated a naval aviator in 2001. 

His sea duty assignments include Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW)-116, deploying onboard USS Constellation (CV 64) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and VAW-121 deploying onboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). He commanded VAW-123, also onboard Eisenhower, where the “World Famous Screwtops” won back-to-back Battle ‘E’ Awards. During these tours, he deployed in support of operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom, as well as tsunami relief operations in Indonesia. 

Ashore, Dziekan served as an instructor and Carrier Qualification Phase Head at the E-2/C-2 fleet replacement squadron, VAW-120; as an Afghanistan/Pakistan planner at Headquarters, U.S. Central Command; as operations director for U.S. Special Operations Command’s Joint Acquisition Task Force-TALOS; and as executive assistant and acting chief of staff to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. He currently serves as Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa. 

Dziekan has over 500 carrier arrested landings and has accumulated over 3,500 flight hours. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal (4 Strike/Flight awards), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (3, Combat “V”), the Navy Achievement Medal (2) as well as other individual, unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 18 July 2023


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