Commander James Allenburg
United States Navy
Chief Staff Officer, School of Aviation Safety
Commander Jimmy Allenburg, a native of Pensacola, Florida, graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Following graduation, he received his commission via Officer Candidate School in April of 2003. He then reported for flight school completing Primary flight school with VT-2 in Milton, FL, Multi-engine training with VT-31 in Corpus Christi, TX, and then went on to receive his designation as a Naval Aviator from VT-21 in Kingsville, TX.
His first assignment was with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FOUR ZERO (VRC-40), the “Rawhides” located in Norfolk, VA. where he completed Detachments aboard the USS Enterprise and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2009, Commander Allenburg headed to Pensacola, Florida for his tour with VT-10 conducting Primary Flight Training for Student Naval Flight Officers. During his tour he accumulated 1200 hours in the T-6A and served as a Schedules Officer, Standardization Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer.
In 2012, he reported aboard COMFIFTHFLEET located in Bahrain for his disassociated tour. There he served as the Surface Operations Planning Officer where he was responsible for the scheduling of all surface assets in the Fifth Fleet AOR.
In 2014, he reported back to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FOUR ZERO, for his department head tour in Norfolk, VA. He served as the Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Safety Officer.
In 2017, he reported to COMLOGWESTPAC (CTF-73) located in Singapore where he served as the Air Operations Officer, Philippine Desk Officer, and the Deputy N3, before reporting to the USS GERALD R. FORD, serving as the Air Operations Officer.
CDR Allenburg reported to the School of Aviation Safety in August 2022 as the Chief Staff Officer and a Safety Management System instructor.
His Military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Marine Corps Achievement Medal among various other unit awards and citations. He has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours in multiple aircraft and over 150 carrier arrested landings.