CAPT Everett Alcorn is a native of Manassas, Virginia. In 1998, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Computer Science. Following flight training in Pensacola, Florida, he was designated a naval aviator in 2000. Alcorn received his master's degree in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006, completed Command and General Staff College at Marine Corps University in 2013, and is a 2021 Graduate of the NATO Defense College..
CAPT Alcorn’s operational assignments include tours with Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Six (HC-6), USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eleven (HS-11). He commanded Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC-28). During these tours, Alcorn completed seven deployments aboard the USS SEATTLE (AOE 3), USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20), USS NASSAU (LHA 4), USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). During those deployments, he participated in Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom. Additionally, he embarked on USS IWO JIMA (LHD 4) w/ JTF MATTHEW and flew humanitarian support missions in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. He has flown over 2,800 flight hours, in the CH-46D, SH-60F, HH-60H, and MH-60S.
CAPT Alcorn's shore assignments include tours as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instructor pilot and Search and Rescue Model Manager SAR Evaluator at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3), and as a liaison officer for Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic to Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain. He also served as the Deputy Division Chief of the Research Analysis and Posture Planning Branch in the Plans Policy, Strategy and Capabilities Directorate at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
CAPT Alcorn currently serves as a Military Professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College.
CAPT Alcorn’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals as well as numerous campaign and unit awards.
A native of Cheboygan, Michigan, Commander Derek S. Waisanen earned his commission and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2001 from Marquette University. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College’s Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies degree.
Having served operationally in the Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fleet Areas of Responsibility, CDR Waisanen deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve.
CDR Waisanen’s assignments at sea include Damage Control Assistant on USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59) and the Deck and Weapons Department Head on X-CRAFT/FSF-1 SEA FIGHTER. His at sea Department Head tours were Chief Engineer on USS RENTZ (FFG 46) and N7 Training and Readiness Officer and N3F Future Operations Officer at Destroyer Squadron Fifteen. During his most recent Department Head tour as Training Officer on USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), CDR Waisanen qualified the ship in a record 54 days following an extended 21-month maintenance availability.
While ashore, CDR Waisanen’s assignments were Battle Watch Captain (N33) and Assistant Fleet Scheduler at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Bahrain; the inaugural Officer-in-charge of the SWOS Basic Division Officer Course-San Diego; Senior Program Analyst OPNAV N127 Navy Education and Strategy Branch; and Director of Officer Candidate School (OCS). His current assignment is Executive Officer at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN).
CDR Waisanen's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (6), Navy Achievement Medal (2), and various campaign and service awards. He resides on Aquidneck Island with his wife and son.
Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas G. Alex enlisted in 1999 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, IL, Gunner’s Mate “A” School and MK 41 Vertical Launching System “C” School.
His operational sea assignments include: USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), Pearl Harbor, HI; Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU); Naval Beach Unit SEVEN, Sasebo, Japan and deployed on USS Germantown (LSD-42), USS Ashland (LSD-48), USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). His operational duties include: Cruise Missile Technician, Rescue Swimmer, Small Arms Range Master, Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Craftmaster; LCAC/Beach Master Detachment OIC.
Ashore, he served at: RTC Great Lakes, IL; Center for Information Warfare Training, Corry Station, Pensacola, FL, and Naval Support Activity Lakehurst, Joint Base MDL, NJ. His duties include: Recruit Division Commander (RDC), Ship’s (Barracks) LCPO, Water Survival Instructor, Command Climate Specialist/EEO/ADR Mediator and Command Master Chief.
He is currently assigned as Command Master Chief of Officer Training Command Newport.
Master Chief Alex has earned Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare, Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare, and Information Warfare Specialist designations; and has qualified as a Navy Master Training Specialist, Naval Parachutist and Small Craft OIC/Craftmaster with 1,000 operational flight hours in-command of Navy Hovercraft.
He graduated from Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (175 Gray), CMC/COB Course (185) and Senior Enlisted JPME I and II. He has been awarded the Defense and Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medals (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), various unit and campaign awards as well as the RDC Distinguished Leader award.