Captain Rich “Coyote” Wiley is the Commanding Officer Of Naval Support Activity Monterey.
We will learn more about the navy’s mission and impact in Monterey...along with how Captain Wiley got branded "Coyote."
Captain Wiley is a native of Greenfield, California and a 1987 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He took command of Naval Support Activity Monterey Dec. 9, 2016. The installation provides base operations support to 15 tenant commands.
Captain Wiley deployed around the world aboard six aircraft carriers -- USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz ,USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Harry S. Truman, and his final deployments at sea aboard USS Carl Vinson, where he served as the “air boss” and completed two successive Western Pacific, North Arabian Sea, and Arabian Gulf deployments.
During his career, he accumulated over 3,400 flight hours and nearly 800 carrier arrested landings in five different aircraft -- the A-6E, T-45A, E-2C, C-2A and F/A-18E/F aircraft. He was selected for major command and assumed command of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.