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					                                   Director J-8
                          Vice Admiral Evan M. Chanik

Vice Admiral Chanik is a native of Newport, R.I., but was raised in Tucson,
Ariz. He received his commission and Bachelor of Science degree in
Operations Analysis from the United States Naval Academy in 1973. After
designation as a Naval Aviator in 1974, his early assignments included flying
the F-14 Tomcat with Fighter Squadron One (VF 1) "Wolfpack" and deploying
with USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Following a tour as an instructor in graduate level tactics at the Naval Fighter
Weapons School (Top Gun) flying the F-5 Tiger II and A-4 Skyhawk, Vice
Adm. Chanik reported to the VF 24 "Fighting Renegades" and completed
western Pacific/Indian Ocean deployments on board USS Constellation (CV
64) and USS Ranger (CV 61). He was also selected as the Tailhook
Association's "West Coast Fighter Pilot of the Year."
In September 1984, Vice Adm. Chanik reported to the Air Test and Evaluation
Squadron Four (VX 4) Evaluators, flying both the F-14 and F/A-18 Hornet. He
then returned to the Naval Fighter Weapons School, attached to Nellis Air
Force Base as part of the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron, flying
several kinds of aircraft in support of multi-service operational training.
Vice Adm. Chanik reported as the Executive Officer of the VF 84 "Jolly
Rogers" aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in 1988. After completing
the carrier's maiden Mediterranean Sea deployment, he assumed command
of VF 84 in March 1990 and led the squadron through combat operations
during Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Provide Comfort.
Following Naval Nuclear Propulsion training, Vice Adm. Chanik reported to
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as Executive Officer in November 1993,
completing a western Pacific deployment. In October 1995, he assumed
command of USS Camden (AOE 2) and took the ship through a western
Pacific cruise.
Vice Adm. Chanik assumed command of Enterprise in November 1997. He
led the ship through work-ups and a six-month Mediterranean Sea/Arabian
Gulf deployment that included Operation Desert Fox in Iraq and operations in
the Adriatic Sea. He was chosen as the Tailhook Association's 1999
"Tailhooker of the Year."
Vice Adm. Chanik was selected for promotion to flag rank in April 1999. His
first Flag assignment was on the OPNAV staff as Head, Aviation Plans and
Requirements (N780) from July 2000 until March 2002.
In April 2002, Vice Adm. Chanik reported to Carrier Group Three as the USS
Carl Vinson Battle Group Commander. He completed a temporary
assignment as Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia,
supporting Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom from May-
September 2002. On return, he led the Carl Vinson Strike Group on
deployment in January 2003 in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
In August 2004, Vice Adm. Chanik returned to the Pentagon and was the
Director, Programming Division (N80) on the staff of the Chief of Naval
In March 2005, Vice Adm. Chanik assumed duties as Director, Force
Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J-8), the Joint Chiefs of
Vice Adm. Chanik has amassed more than 4,800 flight hours and 850 carrier
arrested landings. His awards include Legions of Merit, Bronze Stars,
Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal (four strike/flight awards), Navy
Commendation Medals with Combat "V", and various service and campaign

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