A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) James Michael Morosetti moved to Lakeland, FL at the age of 12. He earned a diploma from Kathleen High School in June 1978. His post-secondary education includes graduating from Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL; Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fort Worth, TX, earning an Associate of Art in Business Administration (1981), a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1984), and a Master of Aeronautical Science in Operations (1998).
LCDR Morosetti enlisted in the United States Navy on January 14th, 1987. During his career, he attended numerous Navy schools, most notably boot camp, Basic Electricity and Electronics (BE/E), Electronics Technician (ET) A and C schools, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS), and Aviation Maintenance Officer (AMO) school in San Diego, CA, Great Lakes, IL, and Pensacola, FL. After completing AOCS, he was commissioned as an Ensign and upon finishing AMO school was designated an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO).
From November 1989 to January 2007, LCDR Morosetti served in the following commands: VA-22, VFA-22, and VFA-113, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, CA; Navy Management Systems Support Office, Chesapeake, VA; NAS Dallas, TX, NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX, VAW-78, NAS Norfolk, VA; Commander, Naval Air Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and HSL-60, NS Mayport, FL. His primary duties included Branch Officer, Assistant Aircraft Division Officer, Material Control Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Assistant Department Head, Support Equipment Division Officer, General Maintenance Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Power Plants Officer, and VP/VR Maintenance Officer. LCDR Morosetti’s Type/Model/Series aircraft experience covers the A-7, F/A-18, F-14, C-130, E-2, C-9, C-20, UC-35, C-37, C-40, P-3, and SH-60. LCDR Morosetti completed an around-the-world cruise with VA-22 onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), visiting the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brazil, and Saint Thomas. With VFA-113, he crossed-decked from the USS Independence (CV-62) to the USS Midway (CV-43) in Honolulu, HI, taking the latter ship on its final voyage through Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA. Other country visits while on active duty include Puerto Rico, Ireland, and Italy.
While on active duty, LCDR Morosetti earned the following personal awards: Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Pistol Medal. Additionally, he wears the following ribbons and medals: Battle “E,” National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Ribbon.
In 2007, Lieutenant Commander Morosetti started as a NJROTC instructor at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA and is entering his tenth year at Terry Parker High School.
A Native from Chicago, IL, Master Gunnery (MGYST) Sergeant William E. Robinson Enlisted into the Marine Corps at age 17. Before enlisting, Robinson attended Burbank Adult High-school and graduated from Kenwood high-school, 1979. Furthering his education MGYST Williams went to and graduated from Saint Leo University College of Business with a Masters Degree in Management. Robinson now resides in Jacksonville, Florida and is a naval Science instructor at Terry Parker High school.
A native of Green Cove Springs, FL, Chief Dwayne Tinney attended Clay High School thru the eleventh grade. He moved to Philadelphia, PA at the age of 17 where he earned a diploma from William Penn High School in June 1992 before returning back to Florida.
He is currently enrolled at Mississippi State University (MSU) where he is working towards a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology.
Chief Tinney enlisted in the United States Navy May 05th, 1993. During his career, he attended several Navy schools and training courses including Boot Camp, Analyst Forecaster “A” and “C” schools, Basic Instructor School, and Navy Individual Augmentee Combat Training (NIACT).
Assigned Duties held included:
Curriculum Development Leading Chief Petty Officer Navy Instructor and Curriculum Developer Training Officer Information Operations Watch Officer
Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor
Anti-Terrorist and Force Protection Officer
Sexual Assault Victims’ Advocate
From October 1993 to July 2014, Chief Tinney served at the following commands: Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Training Detachment Whiting Field, Navy Central Meteorology and Oceanography Center Bahrain, Mobile Environmental Team Yokosuka Japan, Navy Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Facility Jacksonville, Amphibious Squadron Eleven Sasebo Japan, Combined Forces Special Operations Command Central, Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center Gulfport.
During his 21 year career in the U.S. Navy, Chief Tinney had the opportunity to visit and conduct operations in the following countries:
Australia, Cambodia, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Saipan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
While on active duty, Chief Tinney earned the following personal awards: Joint Forces Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He also wears the following awards: National Defense, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Global War On Terrorism Service, Humanitarian, Sea Service, Overseas Service, and Expert Rifle Shot.
Chief Tinney retired from active duty on 31 July 2014. In August 2014 he began working as an NJROTC instructor at Terry Parker High School.