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CNATRA Leadership

Chief of Staff

CAPT Travis K. Suggs

Captain Suggs hails from Bossier City, LA and received his commission via the University of Utah NROTC program in 1999. Following flight training in VT-28 at NAS Corpus Christi, TX he selected the E-6 TACAMO pipeline and in joined the "Shadows" of VQ-4 at Tinker AFB, OK.

In 2005, Captain Suggs reported to the "Redhawks" of VT-21 stationed at NAS Kingsville, TX for instructor pilot duty in the T-45 Goshawk. He subsequently reported aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) for duty as a catapult launching officer ("Shooter").

He then returned to the VQ-4 "Shadows" in 2010 as a squadron department head in various roles such as administrative, safety and operations officer.

In 2015, he reported to the "Rangers" of VT-28 as the executive officer and subsequently assumed command of the squadron in 2017. During his tenure, the "Rangers" received the 2017 CNO Safety "S" and VADM Goldthwaite Award, recognizing VT-28 as the top squadron in all of CNATRA. Reporting aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) in 2018, he was assigned as the ship's navigation officer ("Gator"). During a remarkable 10 month around the world deployment in 2019, Captain Suggs guided his strike group from Norfolk through 72,000 miles of transit including operations in five fleet geographic areas to LINCOLN's new homeport in San Diego.

His prior staff assignments include individual augmentee duty in 2005 as a CENTCOM action officer, as a 2014 OPNAV requirements officer for Navy nuclear C3 programs, and in 2021 as the assistant Chief of Staff for Aircraft Carrier Training and Readiness at Naval Air Force Pacific.

Captain Suggs is a 2014 Graduate with Distinction from the US Naval War College at NS Newport, RI. He has accumulated over 3,600 flight hours in naval aircraft throughout his career. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Naval Achievement Medal in addition to various unit and campaign awards.

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