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Jordan Mayo

U.S. Navy


Last updated: Jul 31, 2019

Jordan Mayo is a U.S. Navy Officer serving under the Deputy Directorate for Nuclear and Homeland Defense Operations for the Joint Chiefs Staff in the Pentagon.  Jordan is an F/A-18 pilot and graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).  He is a qualified Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor and a subject matter expert in F/A-18 tactical employment. A combat veteran, he has deployed multiple times in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE, amassing over 3,000 flight hours, 75 combat missions, and 500 carrier arrested landings. Jordan holds a B.S. in Electrical in Engineering from Rice University and pursuing a Masters in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

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