Commander Ilteris is on the staff of Joint Force Command Naples. He enlisted in 1992 and served with Fighter Squadron 51 at NAS Miramar as an aviation ordnanceman. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University in 1996 and completing the Surface Warfare Officer Division Officer Course, he reported to the USS Ross (DDG-71) and earned his surface warfare designation. Commander Ilteris was selected for naval flight officer training and has served with Patrol Squadrons 1 and 45. He is a graduate of the NATO Defense College.