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Commander Uhde graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in General Engineering in 1991 and received his Naval Flight Officer wings of gold in February 1993. After initial P-3C training, he reported to the “Proud Pegasus” of VP-11 in Brunswick, Maine in October of 1993.
While in VP-11 he qualified as Tactical Coordinator (TACCO) and Mission Commander and deployed to Puerto Rico and Panama in 1994 and Sigonella, Sicily in 1996. With the disestablishment of VP-11, he was transferred to the “Red Lancers” of VP-10. While there, he qualified as Instructor TACCO while deploying to Puerto Rico and Panama again.
His next assignment was to Tactical Support Center (TSC), Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico in March 1997. While at the TSC he qualified as Watch Officer and served as TSC Detachment Panama OIC. During this tour, he provided mission support to P-3C and E-2 squadrons conducting counter-drug missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific AORs.
In March 1999, he reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic where he spent one year TAD on the Commander, Task Force EIGHTY-FOUR watch floor as Senior Watch Officer and Watch Floor Division Officer. While there, he supervised the watch floor during the prosecution of foreign submarines by CTF-84 Forces.
In April 2000, he reported aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer (Shooter) where he served as V-2 Division Officer and qualified as Helicopter Control Officer. He led his 225-man division on the ship’s “Maiden Deployment” to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch.
Following refresher training at VP-30, he reported to the “Fighting Tigers” of Patrol Squadron EIGHT located in Brunswick, Maine in October 2002. He served as Assistant Operations Officer, Training Officer and Operations Officer. In 2003, he deployed with the Tigers to Sigonella, Sicily in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Deliberate Forge/Joint Guardian and JTF Liberia.
In December of 2004 he reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE as Director, Tactical Support Center (TSC) Brunswick, Maine. During his tenure, TSC Brunswick supported four P-3 squadrons at home and abroad, conducting training, fleet and theater operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism and homeland defense.
Commander Uhde reported to the “Black Talons” of Fleet Support Unit FIVE (FSU-5) in July of 2006 at NAS Brunswick and assumed the duties as Officer-in-Charge in December 2007. During his tenure, the Black Talons flew over 1300 missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In June 2009, he reported to Naval Forces Central Command Forward Headquarters, Kuwait as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge stationed at Camp Virginia. As the Director of the Reception, Staging, Onward-movement and Integration (RSO&I) staff at Camp Virginia, he was responsible for the in-theater processing of over 5,000 Navy Individual Augmentees deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
CDR Uhde reported to the War Gaming Department, Naval War College in June 2010.
Commander Uhde’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Air Medal with combat “V”(1 Individual & 2 Strike/Flight awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Awards) and numerous unit and campaign awards. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from New Hampshire College in 1999.