CAPT Mayo Captain David Mayo joined the NWC faculty in July 2011. He is a 1985 Graduate of the Juilliard School. CAPT Mayo is a career Naval Officer with 24 years of service. He has over 3600 flight hours and 700 carrier landings in the S-3B Viking. While serving as Commanding Officer of VS-21, the squadron earned the CNAP Safety “S” and Battle “E” awards. CAPT Mayo decommissioned the squadron after 60 years of faithful service, and 60,000 mishap free flight hours. His carrier aviation combat experience includes Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
CAPT Mayo served on the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. as an Action Officer in the Joint Operations Directorate (Current Operations) and also served as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Director (J-31) and Director of Operations (J-3) for the Joint Staff during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. CAPT Mayo's most recent assignment was Deputy Director for Operations, Intelligence and Logistics on the staff of Commander SIXTH Fleet, Naval Forces Europe and Africa. He supported National Mission Force requirements in AFRICOM, planned and integrated Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities into the EUCOM architecture, and directed
combat operations during Operation ODYSSEY DAWN. He attended the United States Air Force's Air Command and Staff College, and earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Auburn University. CAPT Mayo served as an instructor at Joint Forces Staff College where he was designated as a Master Instructor with expertise in the interagency process, joint operational planning and operational command and control.