USS George Washington

Commanding Officer


USS George Washington
Executive Officer



USS George Washington
Command Master Chief

Executive Officer

XO

A native of Fremont, California, CAPT Carlos Sardiello is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1990 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in August 1992.

Following his winging, CAPT Sardiello reported to Sea Control Squadron 41 (VS41) at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island for initial S3B Viking training.  Subsequent sea tours include: junior officer tour with VS-33 embarked in USS Nimitz (CV-68) and department head tour with VS38 embarked in USS Constellation (CV64).  Following selection for command in 2005, CAPT Sardiello completed transition training for the P-3C Orion at NAS Jacksonville. He was the 73rd Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron Four Six (VP46) the "Grey Knights", commanding from May 2008 to May 2009 and was then subsequently selected for the Nuclear Power pipeline in November 2010.

Combat highlights include participating in the opening “Shock and Awe” strike of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 21, 2003 and scoring the first, and only kill, by an S3B Viking in Operation Iraqi Freedom by destroying an Iraqi Naval vessel in a southern port city of Iraq with an air to ground missile on March 26, 2003.

Ashore, CAPT Sardiello graduated from the USN Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, and performed over 200 hours of flight test of numerous project aircraft with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty (VX-20).  His total flight test experience includes evaluations of over 20 different types of aircraft.

Shore tours also include duty as an S-3B Instructor NFO at VS-41, J-6 action officer on the Joint Staff, Executive Assistant to Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, completion of the College of Naval Command and Staff at the US Naval War College as well as temporary assignments to both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and NASA Johnson Space Center.

CAPT Sardiello has logged over 2,700 flight hours and over 500 carrier arrested landings.  He holds post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and National Security and Strategic Studies and is a Department of Navy Acquisition Professional.  He is a recipient of the Commander Naval Air Forces Leadership Award for 2008.  Military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Strike Flight Air Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards, one with Combat ‘V’) and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) in addition to various unit and campaign awards.