CAPT Vernon C. Huber, USN (Ret)
NROTC Unit Hampton Roads
Captain Vernon C. Huber, a native of Huron, South Dakota is a 1973 graduate of Iowa State University, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a commission as an Ensign through the NROTC program. He later received a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering from the University of West Florida.
Upon completion of initial training at VT-10 NAS, Pensacola, Captain Huber was assigned to VAW-120 at NAS, Norfolk and designated as Naval Flight Officer in May 1976. He was assigned to VAW-122 in USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) and USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) deploying to the Western Pacific and Mediterranean Sea. In 1979, Captain Huber reported to VAW-120 as a Naval Flight Officer Instructor, Naval Air Training Operating Procedures Standardization Officer, E-2C Model Manager and Assistant Operations Officer.
Captain Huber’s next assignment took him to VAW-126 and USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) where he served as Assistant Maintenance Officer, Administrative Officer and Operations Officer. During his tour with VAW-126, he completed a Mediterranean deployment, the majority of which was spent off the coast of Lebanon. Following his Department Head tour, Captain Huber reported to the Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington, D.C. as the VAW Placement Officer and later served as the Assistant Aviation Captain Detailer. Captain Huber reported for his second tour as a “STEELJAW” with VAW-122 on 26 January 1989, to serve as the Executive Officer. He assumed the title and position of Commanding Officer of the “STEELJAWS” in June 1990. In September 1991, Captain Huber reported to Naval War College, Newport, R.I. earning a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and assumed command of the VAW-120 “GREYHAWKS” in November 1992. In April 1995, Captain Huber reported to the U.S. Atlantic Command as the Chief of Command and Control Operations Division.
He returned to the “HAWKEYE-GREYHOUND” community in April 1997 as the Commander, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing Atlantic serving as the Commodore for two years. Captain Huber reported as Chief of Staff to Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 8 in May 1999 until August 2001. In August 2001 Captain Huber assumed command of Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Hampton Roads. After 29 years and 11 months of Active Duty service, CAPT Huber retired on 31 October, 2003. He is currently employed by Wyle Laboratories at in Lexington Park Maryland supporting the E2 Program Manager on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye acquisition program.
Captain Huber accumulated over 5,000 flight hours in the E-2C Hawkeye. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Captain Huber resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife, Gail and children Katie, Valerie, Chris and Sam.