Captain Yancy B. Lindsey, U.S.N.
Naval Base Coronado
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Captain Lindsey graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Military Science degree from Marine Corps University and a Master of Science in Global Leadership degree from the University of San Diego.
Captain Lindsey was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in October 1986 and was designated a Naval Aviator in December 1987.
Captain Lindsey’s initial sea duty assignment was flying LC-130 aircraft in Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6) where he served as a Polar Transport Aircraft Commander, Communications Officer and Aircraft Division Officer while completing three five-month deployments to Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation’s Operation DEEP FREEZE.
Selected for VAW transition, in 1992 Captain Lindsey reported to the VAW-113 Black Eagles where he served as Aircraft Division, Quality Assurance and Assistant Maintenance Officer while participating in the E-2C Group II operational evaluation and completing an Arabian Gulf deployment onboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. He again served in VAW-113, from 1997 to 1999, as Administrative and Maintenance Officer while completing an Arabian Gulf deployment onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. Captain Lindsey assumed command of the VAW-117 Wallbangers in 2005, earning the Battle Efficiency Award and completing an Arabian Gulf deployment onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Captain Lindsey’s assignments ashore include duty as an Intern/Action Officer in the Joint Staff J6 Directorate’s Global Command and Control System Division; at Marine Corps Command and Staff College completing JPME Phase I; at Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the E-2C/C-2A/C-12/C-26 Readiness and Requirements Officer; as a Federal Executive Fellow at The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany as the Missile Defense Division Chief, Deputy Commander’s Executive Officer, and Director of the Deputy Commander’s Action Group.
Captain Lindsey assumed command of Naval Base Coronado on July 2, 2009.
Captain Lindsey’s decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, (4) Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, (3) Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals and various other personal achievement, service awards and ribbons.