The Navy Helicopter Squadron HSC-84 was disestablished on Saturday, March 19th at Naval Station Norfolk. Commander Severson served with distinction in Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron EIGHT FOUR (HSC-84) for nearly seventeen years as a Navy Reserve pilot, flying over 3,500 mishap-free flight hours, and successfully completing two OCONUS deployments and more than 35 CONUS detachments. For almost two decades, he provided leadership, mentorship, and guidance for pilots, aircrew men, and maintenance personnel, enabling the successful execution of painstaking training and high tempo operations in support of the squadron and its mission, both in peacetime and in combat.
During his tenure with the Red Wolves of HSC-84, he served in nearly every billet in the command, to include Officer in Charge (OIC), Detachment OIC, Operations Officer, Detachment Operations Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Operation Iraqi Freedom Detachment Maintenance Officer, Safety Officer, Detachment Safety Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, Detachment Aviation Safety Officer, Ground Safety Officer, Plans and Exercises Officer, and Selected Reservist Interoperability Officer. Following this tour Fred will retire from the Navy Reserve after 28 years of loyal and dedicated service.
Imagine One thanks Mr. Severson for his service with the Navy Reserve and HSC-84!