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Captain Scott Janik

United States Navy

Commanding Officer, School of Aviation Safety

A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Captain Scott Janik was commissioned in 1995 via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Villanova University and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1996. He is a career EA-6B and EA-18G Electronic Warfare Officer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He commanded VAQ-135, the World Famous BLACK RAVENS. He led the squadron on its maiden EA-18G Growler deployment in a combat zone supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During his tenure VAQ-135 received consecutive Battle “E’s,” Safety “S’s,” and was named the Association of Old Crows Outstanding Naval Aviation Unit of the Year for 2012. As Commanding Officer, he also received the 2012 Don Quinn Leadership Award from the Navy League. Captain Janik had major command as the Commodore of Training Air Wing Six from July 2018 until August of 2021. During his tenure, TW-6 graduated 770 Naval Flight Officers.    

His other operational assignments include tours with the COUGARS of VAQ-139 onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) as the Assistant Navigator during which he deployed with ABE providing tsunami relief efforts off the coast of Indonesia under Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE. He also served as a Department Head with the PATRIOTS of VAQ-140 onboard USS EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.

Ashore, Captain Janik served as an instructor with the SABREHAWKS of VT-86 during which he received the honor of being VT-86 Naval Flight Officer Instructor of the Year for 2002. He later served as the VAQ Assignments Officer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN, as the EA-18G and Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Requirements Officer in the Ranch at OPNAV (N98), and most recently as the Chief of the Electronic Warfare Branch for the Deputy Director for Global Operations (J39), Joint Chiefs of Staff.  

Captain Janik reported to the Naval School of Aviation Safety (SAS) in September 2021, and became its first Commanding Officer after SAS was designated as a Command in October of 2021.

Captain Janik has logged more than 3,300 hours and over 500 arrested landings in tactical aircraft while flying more than 120 combat missions. His decorations include two Legion of Merits, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, strike flight Air Medals and Navy Commendation Medals. He is most proud of his various unit awards that reflect credit on the successful teams he has served with and the many skilled professionals he has had the privilege to work alongside of.

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.