Lead from the front! Lead by example! CHS NJROTC recent accomplishments:
Two consecutive years earned Area 10 Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors.
Twice qualified (2017 and 2019) for National JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)
Six consecutive years qualified for Area 10 Navy JROTC State Championships.
First time ever (2019) qualified for Navy JROTC National Championships.
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Starting my second year as the Senior Naval Science Instructor. I was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy January 1988 from the University of San Diego Naval ROTC program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and was designated a Naval Flight Officer December 1989. I also earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies at the Air War College in 2008.
My operational duties involved flying in the E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft. Assignments included Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons ONE TWENTY THREE (VAW-123), ONE SEVENTEEN (VAW-117), Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7), Air Operations Officer USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and Operations and Plans Officer (N3) for Commander Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN. I was combat deployed around the world for Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, DECISIVE ENDEAVOR, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.
My command tours include Training Squadron FOUR (VT-4) at NAS Pensacola from 2006-2007 flying the T-1, T-6, and T-39 aircraft. From July 2011 to July 2014 I commanded Fleet Coordinating Group in Yokosuka, Japan leading naval detachments for Commander, Pacific Fleet and Commander SEVENTH Fleet. My final command assignment was Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit (NROTCU) Houston Consortium from July 2014 until December 2017.
Teaching and instructor assignments include; flight instructor at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWENTY (VAW-120), Officer-In-Charge of the Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Unit Pacific (WTUPAC), Military Professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College, and Professor of Naval Science at Rice University and Prairie View A&M University.
I retired from the Navy as a Captain after 30 years, having flown over 3500 hours in 5 variants of E-2C and jet aircraft with 500 aircraft carrier arrested landings. My military awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Air Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards, four with Combat V), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. My wife is a substitute teacher with Katy ISD, and we have two daughters.