Capt. Sohaney enlisted as a sonar technician in 1987. He served aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) homeported in San Diego, California. He deployed to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1993 he was selected for a commissioning program at NROTC San Diego, graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Summa Cum Laude. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) May 1997.
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Craig Forehand, from Pensacola, Florida, enlisted in the Navy Aug. 2, 1999. Upon completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, he reported to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, S.C. and completed Machinist Mate "A" school.