Commander Jesse Reed is an Olathe East High School class 1998 graduate and Naval Academy 2002 graduate. He was in TOPGUN Class 02-09 and later was a Top Gun Instructor. He has 2500 flight hours and 300 carrier landings. He was awarded the Air Medal (Strike Flight), the Navy Cross and marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other various personal, unit and service medals.