Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
Vice Admiral Carl Chebi, USN
A native of Holliston, Massachusetts, Chebi earned a Bachelor of Science in computer systems engineering and a commission as an ensign from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) and Navy Fighter Weapons School, he holds an Executive Masters in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Chebi served operationally as an F-14 pilot in Fighter Squadron (VF) 142 deployed with USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and as executive officer and commanding officer for Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 deployed with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) to Atsugi, Japan. He participated in Operation Southern Watch and many Western Pacific deployments.
Shore tours include service as an aircraft and weapons test pilot in both Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 and VX-30 and as deputy for Strike Aircraft Plans and Requirements for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV).
Chebi completed numerous acquisition tours beginning with USNTPS, where he flew the Mirage 2000 aircraft in France. His program management experience includes serving as a deputy program manager for the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265); program manager for the Precision Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA-201), and the Naval Integrated Fires Program (PMA-298). He served as vice commander for NAVAIR; the Program Executive Officer (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence/PEO Space Systems; and recently as deputy program executive officer, F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office.
Chebi has 3,700-plus flight hours, more than 700 carrier-arrested landings and logged hours in the F/A-18 A-F, Mirage 2000, F-14A-D, F-15, F-16, P-51 and numerous other aircraft.
He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and various unit and sea service awards.
Chebi assumed responsibilities as Commander, Naval Air Systems Command in September 2021.