Navy Experience

I was in the U.S. Navy from May 2000 until October 2011. I joined as enlisted and finished as an officer. Here is a brief breakdown of my different commands and duties:

Submarine Watch Officer

Commander Submarine Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk VA

8/2009 – 10/2011
  • I was the point of contact for all submarines at sea
  • Worked directly for the Commander of the Submarine Atlantic Fleet (3 star Admiral)
  • Coordinated Medical and Humanitarian evacuations

Division Officer

USS Norfolk (SSN 714), Norfolk VA

2006 – 2009
  • Qualified Submarine Warfare
  • Completed Prospective Nuclear Engineering Officer School
  • Served as the Electrical Officer, Assistant Weapons Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer
  • One Deployment to the Middle East

Nuclear Power School & Nuclear Prototype

Charleston, SC

2005 – 2006
  • Second time through, this time as an officer
  • Qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch

Seaman to Admiral Commissioning Program

Tucson, AZ, Newport, RI, Groton, CT

2002 – 2006
  • Selected as part of the inaugural class of the then new Seaman to Admiral 21st Century Commissioning Program
  • Completed Computer Engineering Degree at the University of Arizona
  • Participated in NROTC
  • Completed Naval Sciences Institute Officer Candidacy School
  • Completed Submarine School

Enlisted A-School, Nuclear Power School, & Nuclear Prototype

Charleston, SC

2000 – 2002
  • Completed Electrician’s Mate A-School
  • Completed Nuclear Power School 2nd in my class
  • Completed Nuclear Prototype, qualified Electrical Operator