2021
Board of Directors Election

Nominees in Alphabetical Order

CAPT Adan “Cherry” Covarrubius, USN

Source: USNA


Designation:  Pilot, 2000
 

Aircraft: F/A-18 A-F, F-35C
 

Assignments: VFA-113, VFA-125, NAVAL POST GRADUATE SCHOOL, CVW-9, VFA-146, J3

OPNAV, VFA-146, PERS-43, VFA-101
 

Hours/Traps: 2500/600
 

Residence: Niceville, FL
 

Present Command: Commander Joint Strike Fighter Wing
 

Other: CO VFA-125, Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.  43 combat missions. CAG LSO. Strike Lead, SFWT Level IV Instructor, CO VFA-146, CO VFA-101.

 

RADM Mike “Nasty” Manazir, USN (ret)

Source: USNA 
 

Designation: Pilot, 1983
 

Aircraft: F-14A/D; F-18E/F 
 

Assignments: VF-31 CO, CVN70 XO, AOE1 CO, CVN68 CO, CSG8 CDR, OPNAV N98, OPNAV N9
 

Hours/Traps: 3750/1240 
 

Residence: Annapolis, MD 
 

Present Employment: Vice President, Navy Systems Defense, Space, & Security Group Government Operations, The Boeing Company
 

Other: LSO, 15 deployments

 

Valerie "Boards" Overstreet, USN Ret

Source: ROTC VA Tech

Designation:  Pilot

 

Aircraft: E-2C

 

Assignments: VAW-126, VAW-120, VAW-123, Naval War College, JFCOM J9, VAW-117, CIPP, USNA, ACCLOGWING, USNA 

 

Hours/Traps: 4400/425

 

Residence: Clifton, VA

 

Present Command: Retired

 

Other: Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT FOX, DELIBERATE FORGE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.  CO VAW-117, CDRE ACCLOGWING

 

Ms Melodie Palmer

Source: Naval Enlisted Commissioning Program
 

Designation:  OTAC – enlisted, 1100 – Officer 
 

Assignments: NRD PHOENIX, VFA-124, CVW-15, NAS MIRAMAR, PERS-4, NAS CECIL FIELD, CSFWSL OCEANA, CNAL, OIC PSD NORFOLK, CNAP
 

Residence: Coronado, CA
 

Present employment:  Contractor at WBB 
 

Other: Works directly for Air Boss, developed the Master Aviation Plan (MAP) which outlines schedule, transitions and capabilities.  Responsible for transitions of F/A-18, EA-18G, F-35, H-60S, H-60R, CMV-22, E-2D. One of the primary briefers of the MAP and transition way forward to OPNAV staff, O-6 Commanders conferences, PCO/PXO briefs, and PERS briefs.  Naval Aviation’s expert on transitions and mapping the future of Naval Aviation. 

 

CAPT Walt “Sarge” Slaughter, USN

Source: AOCS
 

Designation: Pilot  
 

Aircraft: S-3B, F-14A/D, FA-18F
 

Assignments: VT-19 SERGRAD, VS-38, VS-41, CVW-9 LSO, VF-211, VF-213, USJFCOM, XO/CO VFA-213, OPNAV N88, XO USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), CO USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18), COMNAVAIRPAC
 

Hours/Traps: 4750/1155
 

Residence: Coronado, CA
 

Present Command: COMNAVAIRPAC, ACOS Aircraft Carrier Training (N7)
 

Other: 7 combat deployments (OSW, OEF, OIF, OIR)