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Lieutenant Commander Oscar Flores, USN
Lt. Cmdr. Oscar Flores, a native of Los Angeles, California, enlisted in the
United States Navy as an Airman in October 1991. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (ABH) “A” school in Millington, Tennessee, then reported to USS Cleveland (LPD‐7) in 1992.
In February 1996, he received orders to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN‐72) where
he qualified as a Director, Assistant Fly 3 and Fly 3 Petty Officer. In April 1998, he reported to Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida, where he was promoted to First Class Petty Officer.
In January 2001, he transferred to the USS Constellation (CV‐64) and during this tour, was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and was selected as a Limited Duty Officer. He was commissioned as an Ensign in October 2003.
In December 2003, he reported to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN‐75) where he served as the Assistant Flight Deck Officer and Flight Deck Officer. In 2006, he transferred to South West Region Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, and in January 2009, reported to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN‐76) where he qualified as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer.
In January 2012, he reported to Recruiting District Los Angeles as an Officer Recruiter. In March 2014, Flores reported to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN‐70) as the Flight Deck Officer, where he completed a historic nine and a half‐month combat deployment participating in Operation Inherent Resolve. He served as Aircraft Handling Officer aboard his next three duty stations, first in November 2015, aboard USS Boxer (LHD‐4), then aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN‐71) in June 2017, and lastly, USS Carl Vinson (CVN‐70) in November 2018.
Flores’ personal awards include a Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medals (six), Navy Achievement Medals (three) and numerous service campaign medals and ribbons.