CNATT Unit Whidbey Island
Commander Kelly E. Bishop
Commanding Officer

Command Officer

CDR Kelly Bishop is a native of Eugene, Oregon. She enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1987 and reported to Orlando, Fla., for recruit training. Upon completion of basic training, CDR Bishop attended Aviation Ordnance “A” School at NATTC Millington, Tenn., where she graduated first in her class. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University in 2006 and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Trident International University in November 2016.

After completing “A” school, her initial assignment was with the Weapons Department at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where she was assigned to the Magazine Division. In November of 1990, she reported to Orlando, Fla., as a Recruit Company Commander, where she advanced to First Class Petty Officer in 1993.

She then reported February 1994 to VFA-94 Strike Fighter Squadron, Lemoore, Calif., where she completed two deployments aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). In September of 1996, she was pinned Chief Petty Officer Aviation Ordnanceman. She then reported in October 1998 to Pensacola, Fla., as an AO “A” School Instructor. While assigned to NATTC she commissioned as a LDO/6360 in January 2000.

In March 2000, her first assignment as a commissioned officer was to the “Fist of the Fleet” VFA-25, NAS Lemoore, Calif. During her tour as squadron Gunner, she completed two deployments with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), supporting combat Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF). In July 2003, she received orders to Strike Fighter Weapons School, NAS Lemoore, Calif., as the Ordnance Officer where she trained and inspected all West Coast F/A-18 Hornet activities at NAS Lemoore Calif., Japan, China Lake and USMC Squadron’s in Miramar, Calif. In July 2005, she reported to Staff Duty with CVW-2 NAS Lemoore, Calif., as CAG Gunner completing two deployments aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). In August 2008, she became the Strike Fighter Wing Ordnance Officer at Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, NAS Lemoore, Calif.

In April 2010, she became the Ordnance Handling Officer aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), homeported in San Diego, Calif. While onboard, she provided direct support to Carrier Airwing Fourteen, supporting TOMODOCHI and Iraqi Freedom. In May 2013, she received orders to Naval Munitions Command, DET North Island, Calif., as the Officer in Charge. In December 2015, CDR Bishop reported onboard as Executive Officer, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Whidbey Island, Wash., and assumed command as the 13th Commanding Officer in June 2017.

Awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various command and unit awards.

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Commander Marvin D. Harris
Executive Officer

Cmdr. Marvin D. Harris, a native of Coatopa, Alabama, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1987 and completed recruit training in Great Lakes, Illinois. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an associate degree and Bachelor of Science. In 2000, he was commissioned through the limited duty officer (LDO) program.

His enlisted assignments included USS Ranger (CVA 61), where he completed his first three western Pacific deployments; Naval Air Station (NAS) Memphis, Tennessee; USS Enterprise (CVN 65), where he completed his first Mediterranean cruise and Arabian Gulf deployment; and NAS Meridian, Mississippi, where he was selected to chief petty officer and LDO.

At sea as an officer, he served as Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) boatswain aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73); as flight deck officer aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); as V-4 division officer and shooter aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77); and as aircraft handling officer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

His shore tours as an officer include service as training officer and ALRE maintenance officer instructor at Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Detachment Lakehurst, New Jersey; as officer in charge of Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress, Virginia; and as fleet liaison ALRE team leader at the ALRE Program Office (PMA-251), Maryland.

Harris reported as executive officer, CNATT Unit Whidbey Island, Washington, in June 2017.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Good Conduct Medal (three awards) and various campaign, unit and service awards.

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AFCM(AW/SW/EXW) Frederick C Carter, Jr.
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Chief Frederick Carter, a native of Appomattox Va., entered the Navy on April 1st, 1991 and attended basic training at RTC, Great Lakes, Ill.

Upon completion of initial Aviation Structural Mechanic (AMS) “A” technical training in Memphis, Tenn., he reported to VR-59, Naval Air Station (NAS) Dallas, Texas. Throughout his time serving with the “Lone Star Express” squadron, he promoted to AMS2 and qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS). In July 1995, Petty Officer Carter attended Non Destructive Inspection (NDI) “C” School with follow-on orders to Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Atlanta, Marietta Ga., where he promoted to First Class. AMS1 Carter reported to the mighty warship USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) August of 1999 in Mayport, Fla. While on board, he qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and deployed to the Mediterranean. Reporting to the “Blue Dolphins” of VFA-203 in September 2000, he expanded his maintenance control experience until the squadron decommissioned in June 2004. Returning to NAS Atlanta, he joined the “Eagles” of VR-46, and promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2006. In July 2008, Chief Carter reported to VAQ-129 in Whidbey Island, Wash., transitioning the Fleet from the EA-6B to the Navy’s newest Electronic Attack platform, the EA-18G. After promoting to Senior Chief, he reported to Senior Enlisted Academy in April 2012 with follow on orders to the “Red Wolves” HSC-84 in Norfolk, Virginia. Operating with the Navy’s premiere “SOF” support squadron, he earned the Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare pin from SEAL Team 7 and was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer. After a brief stop at Naval Air Forces Reserve (CNAFR) Command in 2015, he has returned to NAS Whidbey Island as the Senior Enlisted Advisor at Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit.

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