LTJG Kyle A. Camilli is making waves in the US Navy and like his grandfather, long time Coronado resident the late Radm John “Jack” Shaw, the young Camilli’s performance is worthy of recognition.
Camilli, a native of Navarre, Florida and a 2011 graduate of Navarre High School raised his right hand and committed himself to a career in the US Navy. Graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (Cum Laude), Camilli set his sights even higher. He was a unanimous selection for the highly sought-after US Navy flight program.
Camilli went on to successfully complete Primary Flight Training with Training Squadron SIX aboard NAS Whiting Field and was named to the Commodore’s List with Distinction during Primary Flight Training.
Still accelerating, on Nov. 22, 2019 he completed the US Navy’s Advance Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven and successfully earned his US Navy pilot Wings of Gold. The traditional Winging Ceremony held in Mississippi at NAS Meridian was particularly special for Camilli since his grandmother, Coronadan Jan Shaw was able to attend as were many family and friends to congratulate the Navy’s newest Naval Aviator.
During advanced jet flight training Camilli earned a class record five Navy “E’s” for bombing accuracy and successfully carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Camilli completed all phases of training ranked number one in his class earning him the Navy League’s prestigious Golden Stick award.
Newly winged, Camilli will report next to VFA-106 at NAS Oceana for duty flying the US Navy’s leading edge, combat proven, multi-role strike fighter aircraft; the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.