Chain of Command
POTUS - T.H. Joe Biden
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the first of four children of Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. In 1953, the Biden family moved to Claymont, Delaware. President Biden graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council..
VPOTUS - T.H. Kamala Harris
Vice President Harris was born in Oakland, California to parents who emigrated from India and Jamaica. She graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Sec. Def - T.H. Lloyd Austin
Mr. Austin was born in Mobile, Alabama, and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the Infantry. He holds a Master of Arts degree in counselor education from Auburn University, and a Master of Business Management from Webster University. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
Sec. Navy - T.H. Carlos Del Torro
The Honorable Carlos Del Toro was sworn in as the 78th Secretary of the Navy August 9, 2021. As Secretary, he is responsible for over 900,000 Sailors, Marines, reservists, and civilian personnel and an annual budget exceeding $210 Billion. His priorities include securing the training and equipment successful naval operations demand and addressing the most pressing challenges confronting the US Navy and Marine Corps – China’s naval ambitions, climate instability, Covid’s ongoing impact, and strengthening a naval culture of inclusiveness and respect.
CNO - ADM Gilday
A surface warfare officer, he is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds master’s degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and the National War College.
At sea, he deployed with USS Chandler (DDG 996), USS Princeton (CG 59), and USS Gettysburg (CG 64). He commanded destroyers USS Higgins (DDG 76) and USS Benfold (DDG 65) and subsequently, commanded Destroyer Squadron 7, serving as sea combat commander for the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.
NETC - RADM Garvin
Rear Adm. Pete Garvin graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics). He is also a 2005 graduate of the National War College, with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy and a 2015 alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI.
NSTC - RADM Couture
Rear Adm. Couture is a native of Vineland, New Jersey. She commissioned through the NROTC program at the George Washington University in 1995 and she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She holds a master’s degree in International Studies from Old Dominion University, and she completed her Joint Professional Military Education as a student of the U.S. Naval War College and the Joint Forces Staff College
Area 7 Manager - CDR Thurman
General Thurman was born in Hodgenville, Ky. He attended secondary school in central Kentucky and graduated from Danville (Ky.) High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954, a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1962 and a master of administration degree in management engineering from The George Washington University in 1971. The general completed Squadron Officer School in 1959, Army Command and General Staff College in 1965, Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1975 and the Stanford University executive program in 1977. He also attended the University of Kentucky and Ohio State University.
SNSI - Major Rankin
I started working at CHS in 2019 as the Senior Naval Science Instructor. I entered the Marine Corps in 1997. My military occupational specialty was Adjutant which is the only job I know of that requires the ownership of a sword and has their very own march, the "Adjutant's Call". My favorite thing about the Marine Corps is the people, I love Marines. I actually enjoyed moving every couple of years and had the good fortune of living in Virginia, North Carolina, California, Belgium, Louisiana, Georgia, and Rhode Island. During my military career, I deployed four times. My advice to anyone interested in the Marine Corps is to go for it. People who join the Marine Corps join to be Marines, for us, that is the incentive. The hardest part about the Marine Corps is the first couple months...after that, any day you don't get yelled at is a pretty good day. My favorite assignment was Executive Officer of the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI; a billet I had no interest in. It turned out to be the most rewarding tour of my life. The Midshipman and Cadet Candidates in the NAPS Battalion are who motivated me to pursue this "retirement" career with NJROTC. I am delighted to be here at CHS.
NSI - Chief Wiliams
Chief Scott Williams has been serving as the Naval Science Instructor of The CHS Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps since 2010. Chief Williams graduated from high school in 1981, from The Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, High School. Chief Williams Joined the Navy in 1983 and spent the next 20 years traveling the world serving various ships including The USS Haleakala, USS Flint, USS Cimarron, and USS Nimitz. He also did shore duty tours as a Navy Recruiter, as an Instructor at The United States Naval Academy, and his final assignment was as a Leadership Instructor in Washington DC. Chief Williams also served as adjunct facilty for The Northern Virginia Community College, where he taught the basic and advanced motorcycle rider courses. Upon his retirement in 2004 he went to work as an NJROTC Instructor at Paint Branch High School in the Washington DC area. In 2010 he moved to Florida and has been at CHS ever since. Chief Williams enjoys boating, playing music, and sports during his off time.
Seniors of 22-23 School Year
C/LCDR C. Wilburn
C/LT De Freitas
Executive Officer/ Color Guard Commander
C/CMC N. Kling
Company Master Chief
C/LtJG Jace Jaikaran
C/LtJG C. Wells
C/LtJG K. Lucy
Admin Officer/ Academics Commander
C/ENS Jake Jaikaran
Armed Basic Drill Team Commander