Cmdr. Dan Claytor

Executive Officer, TACRON 22

11 February 2022

Cmdr. Dan Claytor
Cmdr. Dan Claytor
Cmdr. Dan Claytor
Cmdr. Dan Claytor
Cmdr. Dan Claytor
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 220211-N-OW182-0004
Commander Dan “Eeyore” Claytor, is a native of Richmond, VA and a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.  He holds a master’s degree from Embry Riddle University with a focus in Aerospace Science, Operations Management.  In June of 2008, he received his Naval Aviation designation in Pensacola, FL.
In 2008, Commander Claytor reported to the “Warhawks” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS-10) in San Diego, CA to complete Fleet Replacement Squadron Training.  His first operational assignment was with the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron SEVEN (HS-7), located in Jacksonville, FL, flying the SH-60F/HH-60H.  Following a deployment, he disestablished HS-7 and became a Plank Owner of the newly designated squadron HSC-7.  He completed subsequent tours with the “Fleet Angels” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO (HSC-2) in Norfolk, VA as an MH-60S Instructor Pilot, and the “Dragonwhales” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO EIGHT (HSC-28) for his aviation department head tour in Norfolk, VA.  Additionally, he was assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS George Washington (CVN-73) as a shooter in San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA.  Most recently, he reported from the Joint Staff, J-7 Deputy Directorate for Joint Training.
In February of 2022, CDR Claytor joined the “Skylords” of TACRON 22 as the Executive Officer.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.

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