NSCC Alumni Association

             Leadership

President: LCDR Myron N. Wambold, NSCC, Ret.

LCDR Wambold is on the Retired List of the NSCC Officer Corps and served as Commanding Officer and Organizer of MANATEE Division in Yankeetown, Florida. LCDR Wambold also served with GOLDEN INTRUDER Squadron at NAS Whidbey where he participated in two Recruit Training Commands, the pilot program for female cadets and helped to form the NSCC's NAS MIRAMAR Squadron. His active participation in the NSCC started in 1972 and he has been affiliated on a "when available" basis since that time until his call to deactivate a unit in 2007 and the formation of MANATEE Division.

Myron Wambold was the founding Vice President of the NAA and is now a Life Member. LCDR Wambold was confirmed and succeeded Mr. Chris Barnhart as the Chairman of the Board on January 17, 2009 at the Annual Meeting of the NAA.

Mr. Wambold left the Chair in July of 2010 and has been President of the NAA since that time.

Vice President:  LTJG Melissa M. Casey, NSCC


Melissa joined the NSCC as a cadet in 1997 with SAN BERNARDINO Division of San Bernardino, CA. She was appointed as a Midshipman in 1999 and served as Supply and Operations Officer as well as being assigned as the unit Recruiter. Upon her promotion to Ensign she was assigned as the Executive Officer and attended an RTC and multiple advanced trainings in support of the NSCC.  Recently promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, she currently serves as a staff officer in Region 11-3.

She is the Radiology File Room Supervisor at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. 

She joined the Executive Council as NAA Secretary in May 2009.  Melissa was insrumental in developing the concept for the Unit Grant and has addressed the NSCC Regional Directors at the annual Regional Director's Conference to aprise the NSCC leadership of the Alumni Association.  Additionally, she administers the NAA's website and Facebook page and handles the updates for the In Memoriam pages on the NAA website.

Secretary: Ms. Stephany Brown


Stephany joined the NAA in August 2010 and is a resident of San Diego, California. She first became a Sea Cadet with FIGHTERTOWN Squadron at NAS Miramar in 1974 in which her father was the CO.

Stephany has started a Yahoo group to keep in touch with her former shipmates. She works for the Poway Unified School District and is active in the Girl Scouts.

Stephany has been NAA Secretary since 2010.

Treasurer: Vacant

 

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Chairman of the Board of Directors:  LT Jim Lukasiewicz, NSCC


LCDR Lukasiewicz, a Native of New Jersey, initially entered the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps as a Seaman Recruit in 1975, and advanced to PO3 prior to entering active service in the Marines. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1979, and was selected to attend college as part of the Marine Corps' Platoon Leaders Class. Upon completing his Officer training in 1981, he returned to the Marine Reserves, until his transition to the Naval Reserves in 1986, where he rose through the ranks to Chief Petty Officer.

In 1979, He re-affiliated with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps as a division officer. In 1982 he began the first of two department head tours, and ultimately took command of the Akron Division in 1990. In 1996 LCDR Lukasiewicz was selected as the NSCC Officer of the year, nationwide.

In 1994 at the request of the Executive Director, he took command of what was the predecessor to Combined Training Command, Midwest. LCDR Lukasiewicz has commanded 21 consecutive RTCs/CTCs since 1994 (19 YEARS) in NJ, MD, and Ohio. He is presently the Commanding Officer and SOPA for the Combined training Command Midwest, Camp Perry/Red Horse ANGB, Ohio.

In 1997, he was selected to succeed LCDR Bill Edwards, as the Regional Director, Region 4-1 with several of its flagship units in the major cities of Ohio and W. PA. In 1998, he was requested to join the Board of Directors for the NSCC, and serves in that capacity until today. In 2002, LCDR Lukasiewicz was honored to receive the highest award that can be bestowed on a serving NSCC Officer, the Chairman's medal; for exemplarily service, on a national level, from 1979 to 2002.

He has recently been requested to serve on the Board of Directors of the NSCCNAA ... the Alumni association that supports the NSCC.

LCDR Lukasiewicz's awards include the Chairman's medal, the Distinguished service medal (21 awards), the Meritorious recognition medal, (12 awards), the Commendation medal (2 awards), the NSCC Citation (4 awards), and many other service, skill, and personal decorations; in addition to his Navy decorations including the Navy commendation medal (2 awards) and the Navy Achievement medal (2 awards)..

He sits on the board of several military, fraternal, and civic organizations, is chairman of the RIsk committee on the NSCC Board of Directors, and is the Past President of a Navy League council. He is a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy.

He is married to Shelly Lukasiewicz, an NSCC LT and CO; his daughter Rachael, a LT herself, has served as the C.O. of her own division. His stepson, ENS Haynes is on staff of Region 4-1, and his stepdaughter, Beatrice is a NLCC PO1.

 

Director: Ms. Tonia Blizzard

 

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Director: Ms. Rosemary Hilbert

 

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Director:  Mr. Frank Landrum

  

Frank has been a member of the NAA since September 2011 and is currently serving the NSCC as a LT and Medical Officer on the Regional Staff 8-4 and 8-1, acting Medical Officer for FORRESTAL Division, and is previously credited in helping to form the TYLER JOINT FORCE Battalion in Tyler, TX.

Frank's military service ranges from the Air Force in 1957 through Submarine Service in the U. S. Navy in 1978, when he retired. He served throughout the world and had combat experience in Vietnam.

He currently resides in Henderson, TX.

Director:  LCDR Scott Oram, NSCC


LCDR Scott Oram is a member of the Board of Directors or the NAA and serves as the NSCC Liason.

LCDR Oram first affiliated with the Naval Sea Cadet Corps at GUNFIGHTER Squadron in November 1984 as a Naval Sea Cadet.. He was discharged as a Cadet in November 1986. He was appointed Midshipman in November 1986. In 1989 he affiliated with PARCHE Division at Naval Training Center San Diego. He served as PARCHE’s Division Officer, and later as Training Officer. Receiving his appointment to Ensign in May 1990.

LCDR Oram re-affiliated with GUNFIGHTER Squadron in January 1994 as the Squadron’s Training Officer. He served in a variety of positions, including Operations Officer, Recruiting Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Personnel Officer and Executive Officer. He assuming command of GUNFIGHTER Squadron in October 1998.

Upon transfer to NAS Brunswick in 2005 he affiliated with ORION Squadron, servicing as Recruiting and Public Affairs officer, and eventually Executive Officer serving until 2008 in that capacity

Returning to San Diego in July 2008, he assumed the duties as Associate Regional Director for Public Affairs and Recruiting and was appointed Regional Director on 01 February 2009 in a ceremony aboard USS MIDWAY (ex CV 41). Since assuming command of Region 11-3, the region has consistently been ranked in the top 5 nationwide regarding training, recruiting, and retention. LCDR Oram is the recipient of the 2010 NSCC Regional Director of the Year Award.

Since 1995 he has also served on the NSCC Internet Development Group as the NSCC Resources Portal Administrator. He was appointed Director of Internet Development in December 2007.

He has served as an NSCC Escort Officer thirty-seven times, serving at NSCC Recruit Training, NLCC Orientation, Coast Guard Training, Navy Shipboard, six Airman Training Contingents, twenty-five Petty Officer Leadership Academies, and as the International Exchange Officer for Australia in 2009 and Western Canada in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

LCDR Oram is authorized to wear the Chairman’s Medal, NSCC Distinguished Service Ribbon (four awards), NSCC Meritorious Recognition Ribbon (nine awards), NSCC Commendation Ribbon, NSCC Citation Ribbon, NSCC Escort Officer Ribbon (thirty-eight awards) and a variety of other personal and unit awards. LCDR Oram is a veteran of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. He serves his country in the United States Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) Petty Officer First Class (Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist) at Fleet Logistics Squadron THIRTY aboard Naval Air Station North Island.

He resides in Santee, California and is married to the former Ms. Michelle L. Divine of Palm Desert, California; they have two sons, Trevor and Tyler.

Director: LT Gabriel Ruiz, NSCC

 

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LT Ruiz has been active in the NSCC since 1995.  He attained the rank of CPO while a cadet with PAUL REVERE Division in Norco, CA.  He has served as an officer with NAUTILUS 571 Division, PAUL REVERE Divison, and is currently the CO of BLACK KNIGHT Squadron and Training Ship MURPHY CANYON in San Diego, CA.  He also currently serves as part of the NSCC Internet Development Group.

LT Ruiz has also served with the US Coast Guard Reserve since 1999.

He has been an active member of the NAA since 2010 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013.

LT Ruiz currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Director: Mr. Charles Wormwood

 

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