Commander Wes Huey graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987. He attended flight training in Beeville, Texas, earning his wings as a Naval Aviator in November 1989.
After FRS training in the F-14A at NAS Oceana, Commander Huey reported to the Swordsmen of VF-32, where he completed two deployments aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), including combat operations in Desert Storm. Commander Huey transitioned to the FA-18 in September 1994 and completed a tour as an FRS instructor at VFA-106 in Jacksonville, Florida, where he earned an MBA at Jacksonville University.
Commander Huey reported to the White House in June 1997 for duty as the Naval Aide to the President, serving in that capacity until April 1999. He completed his Department Head tour with the Knighthawks of VFA-136 in July 2001, and reported to the staff of Commander, US Naval Forces Europe, in London, UK, serving as the Strike Warfare Officer until March 2003.
Commander Huey reported to the Ragin Bulls of VFA-37 in December 2003 as the Executive Officer, and became the 32nd Commanding Officer in March 2005. During his tour, the Bulls were either deployed or on-call to deploy to a combat theater for an unprecedented 30 consecutive months.
Commander Huey was selected in June 2006 as a Permanent Military Professor. He completed graduate training in military sociology and social psychology and received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park. He reported in June 2010 to the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he is serving as assistant professor of leadership and director, division of leadership education and development.
Commander Huey has over 3,000 flight hours in tactical aircraft, including over 1,000 hours in both the F-14 and FA-18, and over 700 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Strike/Flight Air Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.