Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
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Lieutenant Maressa Guynn


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Lieutenant Maressa Guynn

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LT Maressa “Arya” Guynn, a native of Uniontown, PA, received her commission in 2014, graduating from the U.S.  Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, she attended flight school in and earned her Naval Flight Officer (NFO) “Wings of Gold” in 2016 from the “Warbucks” of Training Squadron FOUR (VT-4).

Upon her designation as a Naval Flight Officer, she received orders to the “Greyhawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ZERO (VAW-120), the E-2C/D Hawkeye Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), where she honed her skills in the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 prior to joining the fleet.  Maressa’s first fleet assignment was with the “Sun Kings” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX (VAW-116) in Point Mugu, CA. While with the Sun Kings, she deployed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to the FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet Areas of Responsibility and flew missions in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.  While attached to VAW-116, the command earned the Chief of Naval Air Forces Pacific Battle Efficiency ‘E’, The Chief of Naval Air Forces Rear Admiral Frank Akers ‘A’, reserved for the best E-2 squadron across the fleet, and the Chief of Naval Operations Safety ‘S’. Maressa’s duties while attached to the Sun Kings include: Ground Safety Officer, Schedules Writer, Avionics Division Officer, Electronic Key Management System Manager (EKMS), and Naval Aviation Training and Operations Standardization (NATOPS) Officer.

LT Guynn reported to the University of Texas NROTC in June 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science and aviation liaison. She has been married to her wife, Zoe, a nurse from central Pennsylvania, since 2016.

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