Maj Sferrazza is a native of New York City. He attended St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, graduating with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2002. Commissioned via PLC in January 2002, 2ndLt Sferrazza attended primary flight training at NAS Whiting Field, FL and remained at Whiting Field for helicopter training. 2nd Lt Sferrazza was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant in January 2004. 1stLt Sferrazza was winged in February 2005. Subsequent to winging, 1stLt Sferrazza completed the CH-46E program at HMM(T)-164, Camp Pendleton, CA in 2005.
1stLt Sferrazza joined the Blue Knights of HMM-365, MCAS New River, NC for his first fleet tour as a CH-46E pilot in August 2005. He participated in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts followed by a 2006 deployment with HMM-365 (Rein) as 24 MEU (SOC) ACE. There he participated in numerous operations and training exercises to include the evacuation of American citizens from Beirut, Lebanon. 1stLt Sferrazza was promoted to the rank of Captain in August 2006. In 2008, Capt Sferrazza deployed again with HMM-365 (Rein) 24 MEU for combat operations to Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Ground jobs while attached to HMM-365 included Schedule Writer, Adjutant, Family Readiness Officer, and Current Operations Officer.
In December 2008, Capt Sferrazza joined VMMT-204, MCAS New River as a global transition to the MV-22. While attached to VMMT-204, Captain Sferrazza served as the Assistant Administrative Officer in conjunction with his participation in the MV-22 transition syllabus.
Upon completion of the MV-22 Fleet Replacement training in August 2009, Capt Sferrazza quickly returned to the fleet as plank owner Black Knight with VMM-264. There he participated in the initial stand up of the newly designated tilt-rotor squadron bringing it to Full Operational Capable as the Assistant Operations Officer. In December 2010, Capt Sferrazza deployed with VMM-264 to Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Capt Sferrazza left the Active Component in August of 2011 and transitioned with no break in service to the Reserve Component as a selected reservist. As the first reserve MV-22 pilot, Capt Sferrazza participated in the stand up of the VMMT-204 Squadron Augmentation Unit. Capt Sferrazza was promoted to the rank of Major in January 2013. He remained there as the SAU OIC until his accession to the Active Reserve in 2015.
Maj Sferrazza reported to HMM-774 at Norfolk, VA in June 2015. He was assigned as Operations Officer while the Wild Geese completed the sunset of the CH-46E helicopter and redesignated as VMM-774 in October 2015. As Operations Officer he oversaw the MV-22B transition and attained Safe for Flight through Mid Operating Capability milestones. Maj Sferrazza assumed his present duties as Executive Officer in June of 2017.
Personal Awards: Maj Sferrazza’s awards include individual Air Medal with combat V, Air Medal with Strike Flight numeral 6, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.