Captain Edgardo A. Moreno, a native of South Gate, CA, graduated from Norwich University in May 1993 where he was commissioned an Ensign. Prior to reporting to flight training, he was assigned to Naval Aviation Schools Command on temporary duty awaiting flight school and also completed Aviation Maintenance Officer School. He reported for flight training in August 1994, and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1996 at NAS Whiting Field, Florida.
Following training on the H-60F/H at HS-10, the Fleet Replacement Squadron, Captain Moreno reported to HS-14 in July 1997. While serving with the “CHARGERS,” he completed multiple deployments to the Sea of Japan and Arabian Gulf onboard the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and transitioned with Carrier Air Wing FIVE to the USS KITTY HAWK in 1998. In December 2000, Captain Moreno reported to HS-10 as a Fleet Replacement Instructor. While there he served as the Legal Officer, Student Control Officer, and graduated from the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor course in Fallon, Nevada.
In January 2003, Captain Moreno transferred to Carrier Air Wing EIGHT where he served as the ASW/CSAR Operations Officer through October 2004. He flew the H-60F/H on board the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) for her deployment to the Mediterranean Sea/Arabian Gulf in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
In November 2004, Captain Moreno reported to HS-3 where he served as the Admin Officer, Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. The “TRIDENTS” onboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, and North Arabian Sea and participated in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION TELIC with British Forces as part of the Joint Helicopter Force in Basra, Iraq.
Command Master Chief Terry Wylie is a native of San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School in 1984. He enlisted in June 1989 and reported for basic training in San Diego. While in basic training he was designated as a Molder (ML).
He completed “A” School and reported to USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39) where he served as a Molder in the ship’s foundry and qualified as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. He received orders to the USS SHENANDOAH (AD-44) in 1993. En route, he attended Molder “J” school where he attained certification as a metallurgist and Journeyman Foundryman.
Upon reporting to the USS SHENANDOAH, he took over as the foundry work center supervisor and ultimately became the Leading Petty Officer (LPO). In 1996, he reported to Navy Recruiting District Houston. The Molder rating was disestablished so he laterally converted to Damage Controlman and was promoted to Petty Officer First Class through the Recruiting Excellence Incentive Program (REIP).
In 1999, after completing a successful tour as a Navy Recruiter, he reported aboard the USS SIMPSON (FFG-56) and took over as LPO of Repair Division. In 2001, he transferred to the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and was advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He served as Damage Control Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and qualified Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.
In 2003, he reported to Surface Warfare Officer Command in Rhode Island teaching Damage Control Assistants, Chief Engineers and Perspective Executive officers and Commanding Officers Damage Control while completing his qualification as Master Training Specialist. He reported to the USS ASHLAND (LSD-48) in 2006 where he was promoted to Senior Chief. He qualified Ballasting Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Director at Farrier Fire Fighting School at Center for Naval Engineering qualifying as a High Risk Instructor while administering six learning sites around the world and serving as the Senior Course Curriculum Model Manager for six high risk courses and five Engineering and Damage Control Courses. He was advanced to Master Chief in 2010.
On the USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN-69), he served as the Engineering Department Master Chief from 2012 to 2015, Command Master Chief of USS RAMAGE (DDG-61) from 2015 to 2017 and is currently enjoying his final tour in the Navy onboard the USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD-17). During his career, he completed nine deployments including the Arabian Gulf, Horn of Africa and Mediterranean Sea. Master Chief Wylie’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and various service and unit medals.