7th Company, U.S. Naval Academy Class of ’82
Bateman, Michael J.–8/22/07-fter four oconus-based ship tours (Rathburne, Goldsborough, Curts, and Belleau Wood), the Navy decided to send me back to the academy to teach “Boats” to unsuspecting Mids. I guess my performance at grad school in Monterey overshadowed my less than stellar class ranking at the academy. I met my wife, Nancy, shortly after returning to Annapolis, and we were married in St. Andrew’s Chapel (the small chapel located beneath the main academy chapel) in July 2001. My academy roommate, Jeff Bright, served as best man and somehow managed to squeeze his broken (and swollen) foot into a dress shoe for the church ceremony. My retirement ceremony in 2002 was in the same room in Rickover Hall where I gave my senior naval architect presentation 20 years earlier. I am now a senior naval architect for a small division of CSC in Washington, DC that does ship design primarily for the government. Nancy and I reside in Annapolis within walking distance of downtown and the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
Beach, William Walter
Bonner, Robert A. X. – – Mike Fierro e-mail 09/09/00: Bob is leaving as Chief of the Entire DESRON 7 Staff and is off to take command of USS VANDEGRIFT in Yokosuka, Japan.
Bright, Jeffrey C.—4/22/02–After graduation, I went straight to flight school in P-cola. A bit of class trivia: I was the first in our class (by alphabetic luck) to get my wings of gold (NFO) in P-cola. Ken Murray (1st Co.) actually completed the requirements before I did, but received his wings later in the ceremony. I flew in S-3A Vikings out of NAS North Island in VS-29 – with Ken Murray in the same squadron! I busted my eardrums & sinuses too often, so I left the Navy in ’88. I went to night school in Seattle to learn computer programming, and worked there in Seattle for 7 years. I joined the team here at Nike in Beaverton, OR (just west of Portland) 7 yrs ago. I’ve been married to the same beautiful woman, Julie, for 17 years. We have 3 kids -Brian (13) Katie (10) and Mark (8). All excellent students and baseball/softball/soccer/basketball players. All Seattle Mariners fans! I made the 10-yr reunion back in ’92 and had a blast, so we’re planning on this year’s 20th. Last July we flew back to Annapolis to attend Mike Bateman’s (7th co. roommate) wedding in the chapel. He retires at a ceremony next month, after spending the last few years as an instructor.
Brooks, Jennifer Ellyn
Dingman, David P.–1/26/2010–Living in Madison, WI with my wife Joyce (married in 2004).
Duncan, Robert Eugene–6/26/02–I went to flight school VT-27, VT23, VT-22 DQ’d at the boat – became a Surface Warfare officer. a tour on USS ARTHUR W RADFORD (DD-968) and on MPSRON -3 staff. worked at SPAWAR putting the first COMBAT DF system on USS WASP. I got out of the Navy in 1993. I’m a contractor supporting the Navy staff (OPNAV N61).
Flynn, Anita—6/7/02– I was in 7th company and left at the end of plebe year. After plebe year, I worked for a year and then went to MIT where I stayed for 15 years: BSEE, MSEE, then worked in the Artificial Intelligence Lab in the Mobile Robotics Group as staff for 5 years. Then I did a PhD for another 5 years. After MIT, I went out to Berkeley for a lecturer/post-doc position for 2 years, then started my own consulting company and decided to stay in the area. Two years ago, I spent another year at UC Berkeley as a Visiting Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Now I’m back to doing my own company and am doing research into microrobotics. I just got married this year and am living in Oakland, CA. I’m very happy and looking forward to seeing classmates at the reunion.
Henry, Clay T.
Hundley, Martin Damon
Hynes, John Paul
Kennedy, John M. – – Mike Fierro e-mail 09/09/00: In a Class of 82 Change of Command, Jack Kennedy relieved Steve Kingston as CO in VRC 30 at North Island.
King, Philip Henry
McGehee, Patrick Winston
Rice, Marshall Lee
Robertson, Scott Allan
Rouse, John Charles
Schauder, Thomas John – – Mike Fierro e-mail 09/15/00: Tom is an EDO working at one of the Program Offices in DC
Staib, Michael Anthony
Swanson, Bennett Dean
Van Petten, Thomas L.–8/15/02–My first tour was on the USS BELKNAP (CG 26) in Norfolk, VA. I met and married Ms. Jennifer Caulfield from Buffalo, NY just prior to reporting to Naval Postgraduate School in 1986. At NPG, I received a MSME and a P-code in Weapons Engineering. My oldest son, Thomas Joseph (TJ) was born in Monterey (1988). Our next tour of duty was at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where I completed Engineering Duty Officer qualifications and the EDO Dolphin program. We were blessed with the arrival of Timothy (1990) and David (1992) during this tour. We spent the next three years in Hawaii with CINCPACFLT. In 1996, we reported to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. We rang in the new century while stationed in Italy. I was the Repair Officer on the USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39). In November 2001, I reported to my present duty station, NAVSEA Director of Submarine Safety and Quality control. Since moving to DC, I have taken Jennifer and the boys to the yard several times.
Zanti, Guy William – – Mike Fierro e-mail 09/09/00: After teaching great stuff at TACTRAGRUPAC, Guy Zanti has left San Diego for a job back in Norfolk at Second Fleet (I (Mike Fierro) think!), his wife Kathleen just had their second child.
- 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