By AWRC James Felder
CHSMWL Public Affairs
Capt. Scott Walsh, Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic reached a career milestone on Jan. 20. During a flight with the Grandmasters of HSM-46, Walsh eclipsed 4,000 flight hours in a Sikorsky helicopter.
Walsh was designated a Naval Aviator in 1993 and reported to HSL-41, the West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron to commence flight training in the Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk.
For his first sea tour, he reported to with the Warlords of HSL-51 in Atsugi, Japan. He followed that tour serving as an Instructor Pilot at HSL-41.
In 2000, Captain Walsh was selected to attend the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. Following graduation, he reported to the Saberhawks of HSL-47.
Walsh next reported to the Scorpions of HSL-49 and served as a detachment Officer-In-Charge. In 2009, Walsh became the first Commanding Officer of the Spartans of HSM-70. HSM-70 was the first East Coast squadron to fly the Sikorsky MH-60R.
Walsh also served as the Commanding Officer of HSM-40, the East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron. He became Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic's 18th Commodore in September 2015.