Commander Tony Holmes enlisted in the Navy in 1988. After naval nuclear power training in Orlando, Florida (Nuclear Field “A” School, Naval Nuclear Power School) and Ballston Spa, New York (DIG Prototype), he performed tours as a Machinist Mate on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). In 1998, he was assigned as an instructor at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, where he taught and advised over 700 students during their initial pipeline training in the Naval Nuclear Power Program – during which the command’s location moved from Orlando, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina.
Commander Richard Zabawa is a native of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He was commissioned as a 6120 Operations Technical Limited Duty Officer at a ceremony in Mayport, Florida on June 1, 2005.