Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) held its 53rd Change of Command Thursday, Jan. 16, as Capt. Sean
Liedman relieved Capt. Eric Wiese as Commodore.
Capt. Sean Liedman was raised in Kimball, the son of Bill and Barb Liedman, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He received a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2002, and served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 2010-11.
Capt. Liedman was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1993.
After initial training in the P-3C “Orion,” his first fleet assignment was with the “Pelicans” of VP-45, where he completed three overseas deployments and was selected as the COMPATWING-11 “NFO of the Year” in 1996. Subsequent flying tours include Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor
Duty with “The Pro’s Nest” of VP-30; a department head tour with the “Old Buzzards” of VPU-1, and as the 61st Commanding Officer of the “Fighting Tigers” of VP-8.
Staff tours include duty as the Aide/Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Carrier Group ONE;
Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander,
U.S. Central Command; and P-3C/P-8A Requirements Officer in the Air Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff.
Commodore Liedman’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with combat V and 3 Strike/Flight, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and many other unit and campaign awards. Capt. Liedman will continue CPRW-11’s transition from the P-3C to the P-8A aircraft.
Sean and his wife Mary reside in Jacksonville, Fla., with their daughter Grace (12). Their son Luke resides in Maine, and son Jake is a freshman at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.