Rear Adm. J.R. Haley, a native of Irving, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Physics in May 1980 and was designated a naval flight officer in 1981.
Haley assumed duties as commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic in January 2015.
Haley has 3,500 flight hours and more than 1,100 carrier landings. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (three Individual & six Strike/Flight) and other campaign and unit awards.
Mr. Haley, now retired from the Navy, works in the private sector.