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.
CMDCM (SW/AW/EXW) Patrick P. Otis, USN
Command Master Chief
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO
CMDCM(SW/AW/EXW) Otis, a native of Middlebury Vermont, enlisted in the Navy in 1995. Upon completion of recruit training and the GSM pipeline, he reported to his first command, Assault Craft Unit Five. During this tour, he qualified as Maintenance Turn Engineer, Deck Mechanic, Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare, and qualified up to Section Leader. While at ACU-5, he completed multiple ‘West-Pac’s” pre-deployment work ups and was advanced to Petty Officer Second Class before transferring in 2001.
After attending basic instructor, he reported to Assault Craft Unit Five Training Department. As Lead Maintenance Turn Engineer, Deck Mechanic Instructor, he qualified and instructed over 200 personnel. While at ACU-5, he was selected as Sailor of the Year.
In 2003, he transferred to Master at Arms “A” School in San Diego, California, where he was awarded “Top Cop”. He arrived in Okinawa, Japan, and reported to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO). He qualified as Patrolman, Dispatch, and Watch Commander. As Leading Petty Officer of the Security Department, he was responsible for 128 Sailors, 15 local nationals, three bases, six controlled entrance points, and three piers. He was awarded Senior Sailor of the Quarter prior to transferring to Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba.
After attending Detainee Operations School and Combat Medical Training School, he was assigned to Joint Task Force Navy Expeditionary Guard GTMO. As Sergeant of the Guard, he was responsible for over 500 detainees and 60 guard personnel. At this time, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In 2006, he reported to Mobile Security Detachment Twenty One and became the LCPO for Harbor Boat Security and Ground Mission. Upon his return from multiple mission sets in Panama, Cuba, and various other countries, he was tasked with creating and executing the Helicopter Visit Board and Seizure Mission for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) first level three team. While attached to MOBSECRON TWO, he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, qualified and managed the expeditionary warfare program. As LCPO he completed multiple joint service and country operations.
In 2009 after attending Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned as Command Senior Advisor at VQ-4 Detachment Patuxent River, Maryland, and led 165 Sailors, re-qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. In 2010, he was accepted into the Command Senior Chief Program.
Upon completion of the Senior Enlisted Academy in March 2011, MACS Otis assumed duties as Command Senior Chief for Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO (VX-20) where he was promoted to MACM in 2014.
His personal awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, three Good Conduct Medals, Pistol and Rifle Medals, and various unit awards.