Captain Larry Vasquez Discusses Vigiliance And Preparedness At Naval Base Ventura County

Captain Larry Vasquez, Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County

Captain Lawrence Vasquez assumed command of Naval Base Ventura County on 24 February 2012.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Captain Vasquez graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York.

After working as a financial analyst in New York City, Vasquez was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1988 and designated a Naval Aviator in 1990.

At sea, Captain Vasquez commanded the “Wolfpack” of HSL-45, a 12 aircraft helicopter squadron tasked with providing combat ready helicopter detachments onboard surface combatants deploying around the world.

Ashore, Captain Vasquez most recently completed a tour as the Navy Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.

Captain Vasquez earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA.