NAVAIR Vice Commander

RDML (Sel) Todd Evans, USN

RDML (Sel) Todd Evans was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He attended the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering and a commission in the US Navy. Following initial flight training and designation as a Naval Aviator, RDML (Sel) Evans transferred to HMT-302 in New River, North Carolina for training in the MH-53E helicopter.

His first fleet tour was with the "VANGUARD" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FOURTEEN in 1997. He qualified as AMCM Mission Commander and Functional Check Pilot and deployed to Bahrain as the detachment Assistant Officer in Charge. Other deployments included GOMEX, MARCOT, and KERNAL BLITZ.

Following HM-14, he was selected to the US Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, MD. Following graduation, RDML (Sel) Evans transferred to Rotary Wing Test Squadron HX-21 where he became the Organic Mine Countermeasures Project Officer. While attached to HX-21, he received a Master’s of Science Degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

In 2004, RDML (Sel) Evans transferred to Mine Countermeasures Squadron TWO in Ingleside, Texas where he became the Lead Planner and Air Operations Officer and qualified as a Staff Tactical Action Officer. Additionally, he became the fleet MCM requirements officer for Commander Mine Warfare Command.

In 2005, RDML (Sel) Evans joined the "Blackhawks" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIFTEEN as the Officer in Charge of the detachment in Bahrain. Upon returning to CONUS, he took over as the Safety Officer and eventually the Operations Officer. He deployed aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) for PANAMAX 06 and as the Officer in Charge on the USS WASP (LHD-1) for PANAMAX 07.

RDML (Sel) Evans then attended the US Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas where he earned Joint Professional Education 1. Additionally, he was designated as Joint Planner and selected as a member of the acquisition corps.

In 2009. he became the Executive Officer and ultimately the Commanding Officer of HM-14 providing Airborne Mine Countermeasures Support within CONUS and 7th Fleet as well as providing Fleet Replacement Support for the MH-53E community. During his tenure, the squadron supported Operation Unified Response and Operation TOMADACHI.

Following his command tour, RDML (Sel) Evans returned to NAS Patuxent River as PMA-299 Assistant Program Manager for Logistics and In-Service Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead. In 2015, he transferred to PMA-274 to support the Presidential Helicopter Program as the in-service IPT Lead until being selected in 2016 to serve as Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Air Systems Command.

Reporting to the H-60 Helicopter Program (PMA-299), RDML (Sel) Evans assumed command as Program Manager in December 2018. Over four years, he led one of one of Naval Aviation Enterprise's most successful aircraft programs, improving the lethality and survivability for the H-60 fleet while sustaining the highest standards of aircraft readiness and maintaining the lowest flight hour costs. Relinquishing command in December 2022, RDML (Sel) Evans transferred to NAVAIR Sustainment Group as Principal Military Director.

RDML (Sel) Evans assumed the role of Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, in August 2023.

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