W&L's John Cimina '02 Named Top Naval Flight Officer
Capt. John Cimina, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee, has just received the 2010 winner of the Robert Guy Robinson Award from the Marine Corps Aviation Assocaition as the 2010 Naval Flight Officer of the Year. The award is named in honor of Marine First Lieutenant Robert G. Robinson, who earned the Medal of Honor as a Gunnery Sergeant in World War I.
The award is given in recognition of “the most outstanding contribution made to Marine aviation, whether in combat, research and development, weapons employment or to overall Marine aviation, by a Naval Flight Officer in Marine aviation.”
John was commissioned in 2003 and promoted to captain in 2007. He’s featured in a trio of videos on the Marine Officers site, and they’re all worth watching. You can see all three at this link.
One of those clips is below, and it shows John explaining what his particular job is in the Marine Prowler aircraft.