Join us October 15th at 1830 for our next Virtual program on ZOOM:

US Navy in the Europe, Africa, Central Asia (EURAFCENT) Area of Operations

Captain Brent Trickel, USN, Director, U.S. Navy Element, Army Command and General Staff College

Captain Trickel will give an overview of key issues confronting the United States Navy in the Europe, Africa, Central Asia (EURAFCENT) Area of Operations and an in-depth discussion of Naval Air Station Sigonella and the many changes taking place based on its strategic location. It will cover where we are now and where we are going in the future. It will also include comments on the Navy’s transition from E-2C Hawkeye to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and how will it improve the Fleet?

Born and raised in Trenton, MO, CAPT Brent Trickel graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1993 and was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program. Upon graduation, he reported to Pensacola, FL for initial flight training and in May, 1995 transferred to VAW-120 in Norfolk, VA for training as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in the E-2C Hawkeye. In July, 2002 he joined the VAW-115 Liberty Bells in July, 2002 forward deployed in Atsugi, Japan. In 2003, VAW-115 deployed to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In February, 2005 CAPT Trickel reported to the Naval War College in Newport, RI obtaining a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies as well as graduating from the Naval Operational Planner Course. In June, 2006 he reported to Headquarters, United States Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO as an action officer in the Strategy & Policy branch of the J5 Directorate. CAPT Trickel reported to VAW-117 in Point Mugu, CA as the Executive Officer in February, 2009, where he completed workups and an eight month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). He took over as Commanding Officer in May of 2010. In September 2013, CAPT Trickel reported to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 in Coronado, CA as the head of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Syndicate. CAPT Trickel was the Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy from May 2016 to April of 2019. CAPT Trickel reported to the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as the Director of the Navy Element in May of 2019. CAPT Trickel has accumulated over 2,700 flight hours and 570 arrested landings.

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