Commanding Officer

Naval Base Ventura County

CAPT McHugh reported to Naval Base Ventura County to assume command. NBVC is a major aviation shore command and a Naval Construction Force mobilization base providing airfield, seaport and base support services to fleet operating forces and shore activities. NBVC and its tenants (over 100) employ more than 19,000 personnel (military and civilian). NBVC contributes significantly to the economic health of the area, with an economic impact exceeding $1.2 billion in 2006, as reported in an Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County.

CAPT McHugh is a 1986 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University as an NROTC student with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology. He holds two Masters of Arts Degrees, one in Computer Resources and Information Systems Management from Webster University and a second in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. Following his commissioning in May 1986, Captain McHugh began Naval Flight Officer training at VT 10 in Pensacola, Florida.

Captain McHugh has accumulated over 2,800 flight hours and over 400 carrier arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, a Joint Achievement Medal, three Navy Achievement Medals and various Unit and Service awards.