Commander William D. Selk, USN
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, CDR Selk graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering and was commissioned as an Ensign in May 1996. He enrolled in flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and was designated a Naval Flight Officer from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ZERO (VAW-120), Norfolk, Virginia, in 1999.
His first assignment was with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE THREE (VAW-113), the Black Eagles, located in Point Mugu, California, where he deployed aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) in 2000 to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and again in 2002 to the North Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and SOUTHERN WATCH, respectively.
Following his tour with the Black Eagles, he returned to VAW-120, Norfolk, Virginia in 2002, serving as a Naval Flight Officer Instructor. In May of 2003, CDR Selk was selected to the United States Naval Test Pilot School Cooperative Program. He reported to the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Following graduation with Class 128, he reported as a Project Officer to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO (VX-20), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where he conducted developmental flight testing of E-2C/D mission systems. His project work included the NC-130H Radar Modernization Program (RMP) and Government Flight Test Director for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
In January 2008, CDR Selk reported to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE FIVE (VAW-115), NAF Atsugi, Japan to serve as a Department Head, where he deployed aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). He qualified as a Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5) Strike Lead, and his duties included Safety Officer, Administrative Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer.
CDR Selk returned to VX-20 in May 2010, where he served as the E-2D Government Flight Test Director and E-2/C-2/NC-130 Department Head. His accomplishments included transition from Developmental Test to Initial Operational Test and Evaluation for both the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and USG-3B Cooperative Engagement Capability Programs, the sundown of the NC 130H Program, and multiple E-2C and C-2A sustainment improvements.
In November 2012, CDR Selk became the 20th Chief Test Pilot of VX-20 and in May 2014, he became the 21st Commanding Officer of VX-20. He has flown over 2600 hrs in 18 T/M/S aircraft. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal, Naval and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.
ABHCS (AW/SW) Dwight S. Clarke, USN
Command Senior Chief
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO
Senior Chief Clarke was born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Queens, New York during his senior year in High School. He entered Naval Service in August 1992. Following basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida, he reported to Apprenticeship Training also in Orlando, where he completed Aviation Apprenticeship Training before reporting to the fleet.
Senior Chief Clarke’s first assignment at sea was on board USS GUAM (LPH-9) from 1992 to 1997. During this tour, he was assigned to the flight deck as the Fly 2 Petty Officer and promoted to Petty Officer Third and Second Class. In 1997-1999 he spent another two years at sea on board USS NASSAU (LHA-4) where he was again assigned to the flight deck as the Fly 2 Petty Officer. He reported to the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) in 2002 and made multiple deployments to the Persian and Arabian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM. During this tour of duty, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
He then reported to the USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63), homeported in Japan where he served in V1 Division as Flight Deck Chief and in V3 Division as Leading Chief Petty Officer from 2006 to 2008. He returned to Japan where he again served as V3 Division’s Leading Chief Petty Officer on board USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) from 2011-2014. During this tour of duty he was advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.
His shore duty assignments include Naval Air Station Oceana, Air Detachment Norfolk from 1999 to 2002 where he served as Shift Supervisor and Leading Petty Officer for the Transient Line Division. During this assignment, he was selected for advancement to First Class Petty Officer. His second shore assignment took him to Naval District Washington from 2008 to 2011. During this tour he was assigned Leading Chief Petty Officer for the Regional Transient Personnel Department and held various collateral duties to include; Regional Combined Federal Campaign Manager and Regional Command Sponsor/ Indoctrination Coordinator.
He was selected for the Command Senior Chief program in January 2014 while stationed on board USS GEORGE WASINGTON (CVN-73). Upon graduation from the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Course, he assumed duties as the Command Senior Chief for Aviation Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO (VX-20) in October 2014.
Senior Chief Clarke’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (7 awards), Good Conduct Medal (5 awards), Expert Pistol Medal and various campaign, unit and service awards.