Patrick V. Foege
Commander Foege was raised in Edwardsville, IL and graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Weapons and Systems Engineering in May 1992. He attended flight training in Pensacola and was designated a naval aviator in June 1994 and selected to fly the venerable H-46 helicopter.
After completing FRS training at HC-3, Commander Foege reported to the Gunbearers of HC-11 and served as a Detachment Division Officer and NATOPS Officer. He deployed aboard USS Essex for RIMPAC 96 and WESTPAC with PHIBRON FIVE and the 11th MEU.
In Dec 1998 Commander Foege reported to HC-3 for FRS Instructor duty. Serving first as AV/ARM Division Officer and later as NATOPS Officer, he was recognized as Instructor of the Year for HC-3 and NHA Western Region. He earned a Master's of Science degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego during this tour.
Upon completion of shore duty in Jun 2001, he reported to USS Boxer where he served as Flight Deck Officer and Assistant Air Officer and earned his OOD(U/W) qualification. He participated in two WESTPAC deployments, the second in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
He next completed H-53 training at AWSTS in Norfolk and then reported in July 2003 to the Black Stallions of HC-4 in Sigonella, Sicily. As detachment Officer-in-Charge he led various support operations to locations throughout Europe and served as Administrative Officer and Maintenance Officer in the squadron.
Following his department head tour, he was selected in Dec 2004 as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI. In Jan 2006 he began a Joint tour at U.S. Transportation Command at Scott AFB, IL where he was assigned duties in the Operations and Plans Directorate and served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, USTRANSCOM.
Commander Foege reported to the Warhawks of HS-10 for duty as Executive Officer in May 2009 flying the mighty H-60 helicopter.
He assumed command of HS-10 on 10 December 2009