Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI)
Major David Arjona served twelve years as an enlisted Marine and twelve years as an officer. His last active duty station was as an Acquisition Program Officer at Quantico, VA. Major Arjona retired in 2014 and pursued a career as a Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) in the Navy Junior ROTC program. His first job as SNSI was at Los Fresnos HS, Los Fresnos, TX, and after seven years there, he relocated to Georgetown ISD to serve as the SNSI GISD Liberty Battalion, East View High School, Georgetown, TX. Maj Arjona holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Houston, a Master of Science in Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a Texas Administration/Principal as Instructional Leader Certification. Major Arjona is married to Aida, who is an elementary teacher in the district; they have a daughter and a son.
Naval Science Instructor (NSI)
Chief James Bowman served 20 years in the United States Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 2003. He commissioned the Navy JROTC program in 2003 as the Naval Science Instructor. The unit was originally located at Georgetown High School. In 2011, the program was relocated to East View High School. During his Navy career, he served in the following commands: USS Belleau Wood (LHA - 3), San Diego, California – Engineering Department, electrician. USS Ortolan (ASR - 22) Sub Rescue & Saturation Diving Platform – USN Deep Sea Diver. USNS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico Security Department - Police Patrol and Training Supervisor Naval Submarine Support Facility, Groton CT – Quality Assurance Supervisor for nuclear subs. USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Norfolk, Virginia, Air Department, Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System Supervisor. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Training Supervisor.
Naval Science Instructor (NSI)
It is my pleasure to be serving as one of three Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Instructors. I started teaching in Georgetown at Georgetown High School (GHS) on January 22, 2013. I proudly served 22 years and nine months in the United States Navy and "transitioned" from the Navy on December 31, 2012. I am a "Military Brat" my father was enlisted in the United States Air Force for 23 years. I joined the Navy shortly after graduating from Hillcrest High School in Sumter, SC. I have been stationed on the following ships: USS TRUETT (FFT-1095) in Ingleside, TX, USS NICHOLSON (DD 982) in Charleston, SC, USS VINCENNES (CG-49) in Yokosuka, Japan, USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) in Norfolk, VA and USS MAHAN (DDG-72) in Norfolk, VA. I was stationed at the following shore stations: Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, FL, and Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes in Great Lakes, IL. I enjoyed my tour at RTC Great Lakes for 3.5 years as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC), where I yelled and screamed at recruits and eventually turned them into motivated, "hard-charging" Navy Sailors. "HOOYAH"!