|Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22|
|Active||September 29, 2006 - present|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Type||Sea combat operations|
|Garrison/HQ||Naval Air Station Norfolk|
|Motto||PRAESES, ARMIS, GREO (PROTECT, FIGHT, SUPPORT)|
|Colors||Black, silver, and white|
|Engagements||Global War On Terror
Operation Unified Response
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
|Decorations||Battle Effectiveness Award|
CDR Wayne W. Andrews, III
2012-2014 CDR Paul C. de Marcellus
2011-2012 CDR Timothy E. Symons
2010-2011 CDR Brendan J. Murphy
2009-2010 CDR Christopher D. Hayes
2008-2009 CDR Daniel F. Olson
2006-2008 CDR Michael M. McMillan, Jr.
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at NAS Chambers Field (KNGU) in Norfolk, Virginia. The "Sea Knights" were Established on September 29, 2006, and have multiple missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, air-sea rescue and anti-surface warfare. The Sea Knights fly the MH-60S helicopter, manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. It is the first new helicopter squadron at Naval Station Norfolk in 22 years. HSC-22 is the sister squadron of HSC-23 "Wild Cards" stationed at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California.
The Knight’s helmet symbolizes the American warrior prepared for battle. The crossed tridents symbolize the sea combat capabilities of our helicopter in the maritime environment. The quartered shield represents a stout defense, strength, protection and invulnerability. The black stands for constancy, steadfastness, and fidelity while the silver and white stand for peace and sincerity. Together the three colors symbolize an undying resolution to protect the key tenets of freedom.
- Jones, Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler (2006-10-03). "Navy Establishes New Helicopter Squadron". Navy newsstand. United States Navy. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
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