12th Company, U.S. Naval Academy Class of ’82
E-mail rep: Brian Newton
Belt, David Douglas – – 4/25/02–First ship: USS PRESERVER (ARS-8): Little Creek. Recovery vessel for Space Shuttle Challenger. I recovered the first astronaut body. Executive Officer: USS BEAUFORT (ATS-2): Sasebo. Participated in amphibious advance force in Gulf War. Combat Action Ribbon. Director of Training, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL Commanding Officer: USS SAFEGUARD (ARS-50) Pearl Officer in Charge: Atlantic Ordnance Command, Charleston Commanding Officer, Naval Magazine Indian Island, WA, ACOS for Ordnance, Navy Region Northwest. Married highschool sweetheart, Cynthia, from Panama City, FL. 6 kids. Address: Quarters A, Indian Island, Port Hadlock, WA 98339.
Brog, Tov Binyamin
Dreher, Peter J.
Garrison, Thomas Paul – – E-mail 08/29/00: On 17 August, 2000, Christine and Tom welcomed Matthew Charles Garrison aboard! Matt reported in at 7 lbs, 2 ounces, and standing 21 inches tall! He was born down in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, where Tom’s working at Patuxent River’s NAVAIR Headquarters as the T-45/T-6A Class Desk. Matt’s nine-year-old brother, Paul, is excited to have someone to brace up…Matt’s mom, Christine is doing great, and Dad’s ready for a long nap… Photo: “Matt in the Hat” – Tom Garrison ’82 & Matt Garrison 2022?
Goetz, John G.
Hendry, Robert Louis–1/17/2007–Served on acitve duty as an infantry officer with the USMC from 1982 thru 1994. Became a single parent and resigned active duty in 1994. Moved to the Memphis TN, area, where I currently reside. Remarried in 1997, and added two stepchildren and two adopted children to the family. After 9-11, volunteered and returned to active duty with the Second Marine Division for the GWOT from January thru August 2003. Occupation: Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. Currently broadening my horizons by attending nursing school in Memphis.
Children: Geoffrey, Chris, Lauren, Katie, Kim, Hannah, Allison. Geoffrey is in EMT school in Memphis. Chris is an Airman attending Para-Rescue Jumper Indoc training at Lackland AFB, TX. Lauren, Katie, & Kim graduate from high school this year. Hannah is in 3rd grade. Allison is a wonderful two-year old.
Irwin, Stephen R. – – Mike Fierro e-mail 09/09/00: Steve is an Air Force lawyer working in Korea (he hasn”t had a stateside assignment in years!)
Meyers, Edward A.–9/14/2017
Eddie Meyers is president of Georgia for PNC Bank. PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, providing corporate and commercial financing; retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; investment banking; specialized services for government entities; wealth management and asset management.
Meyers joined PNC in 1999 and as an Executive Vice President reporting to the Senior Vice Chairman, Meyers worked closely with Harris Williams on Investment Banking and Leverage Finance Transactions, established the Non-Interest Income Portfolio for Asset Based Lending Group and helped to facilitate the successful integration of National City after its acquisition by PNC in 2009.
Meyers started his career as an auditor and portfolio manager with Continental Bank in Chicago. He later joined Transamerica Business Credit in Atlanta as portfolio manager and underwriter before serving as senior underwriter at NationsBank. His sales career began with Princeton Capital.
While a Midshipman at the Naval Academy, Meyers was an All-American in football, wrestling and ran track as well. In the 1980s, he played football for the Atlanta Falcons and is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of NFL Players Association. Meyers serves as an Executive board member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board member for the Central Atlanta Progress and a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club. Meyers also serves on the Board of Directors of the Carter Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Board of Trustees and Woodruff Arts Center Board of Trustees.
In 2013 Meyers was named by Atlanta Tribune Magazine as one of its Men of Distinction and also received the James Costen Award for Excellence in Business from the Inter-Denominational Theological Center. Meyers was named one of Savoy Magazines Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in their Spring 2014 edition. In 2015, Meyers received the Power Player of the Year Award from the National Black & Latino Council as well as being named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Meyers was recently featured in the 16th Edition of the Who’s Who in Black Atlanta launched in February 2016.
A Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Meyers also holds an MBA in finance from National University. Atlanta has been his primary home since 1990.
Moss, Dana W.–6/6/02–After graduation from the Academy, I completed my training at Quantico, became an infantry officer and suffered through hardship tours in Hawaii, San Diego and back at Quantico. During my 8 years in the Corps, I actually spent almost 3 years of that time “haze gray and underway.” I resigned in 1990 to begin working in Christian ministry and have been the director of a ministry for nearly 2 years.
The Marine Corps got a hold of me in ’75, the Lord got a hold of me in ’85, and my beloved wife got a hold of me in ’95. With one son here and other on the way (due October ’02), I can’t wait to see what gets a hold of me in ’05!
Semper Fi and Go Navy!
Newton, Brian – – (Company e-mail representative)
Nicklas, Richard B. – – Mike Fierro e-mail 09/09/00: Rich is XO of the Naval Recruiting District in Pheonix and he will fleet up to CO soon.
Nordman, Douglas–7/6/17–Retired since 2002 after 20 years of active duty in submarines. We reached our financial independence in the late 1990s (on a high savings rate) and I’ve never had a real job. “Youth is wasted on the young, yet retirement is wasted on the old.”
Married to Marge (’83) for over 30 years. We’ve lived on Oahu since 1989. Our daughter Carol (born & raised in Hawaii, Rice ’14) is a Surface Warfare Officer on active duty through 2019. Her spouse K.J. Pittner (USNA ’14) is an Info Professional in the Info Warfare community.
I’m the author of “The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement” and I’m perpetually working on the next book. (All writing revenues donated to military-friendly charities.) I’m an enthusiastic surfer, a long-term traveler, an omnivorous reader, and a martial arts student. We’re also landlords and survivors of many home-improvement projects. Life is good.
Patterson, William E.
Pax, Thomas H.
Pine, David Roland–3/20/2012–Designated Naval Aviator in Aug 1984 and selected F-14 Tomcats out of NAS Oceana.
First fleet squadron – VF-74, Be-Devilers
Next tour – FRS instructor at VF-101, Grim Reapers
Super JO/Department Head tour with VF-102, Diamondbacks
Naval War College
Staff tour with Deputy Commander US Naval Forces Central Command
Selected for command and served as XO/CO of VF-31, Tomcatters
Selected for Nuclear Power Training and served as XO of USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)
Command of USS SHREVEPORT (LPD 12)
Individual Augmentee Assignment as Chief of Staff to Joint Headquarters Transition Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq
Chief of Staff Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic
Director Surface Warfare, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Command (COMOPTEVFOR)
Completing final tour in the Navy as Chief of Staff, COMOPTEVFOR
Retirement Ceremony 30 March
Reese, Thomas Langhorne
Riegert, James Anderson — 1/12/2007 — I am now married (1994), have 4 kids, my wife, Karen, is a Doctor, and we live in Monument CO about 8 miles from the USAFA. I finished up my 20 and now work as a contractor doing Information Assurance Systems Engineering. I work from home mostly but get a lot of travel as well. Here is a picture of us last season in the Rockies.
Thomson, Thomas Gordon – – (Class President)
Vogel, Richard Keith – – 4/21/02–Vicki and I still live in Edgewater, MD, but I have changed assignments and am currently mobilized in support of the War on Terrorism. My assignment is to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations out of Fort Belvoir, VA. It is a one year mobilization through March 2003. The command is in direct support of the War on Terror. Also visit us at www.thevogelsonline.com
- Joe DiRenzo’s “Coast Guard Year In Review” June 10, 2019
- SAVE THE DATE – August 1, 2019 – CNO Change of Command April 8, 2019
- R.I.P. – Rick Hunt (16), March 22, 2019 April 8, 2019
- Bill Dawson, R.I.P. August 25, 2018
- Sad News June 28, 2018