Jared Ashley was born in Hobbs, NM but was raised in Newnan, GA joined the U.S. Navy January 7, 1997. Stationed in Yokosuka Japan assigned to V-1 Division on board the USS Independence from 97-98. Jared was honored to be one of the last crew members to walk across the brow after decommissioning the carrier in Bremerton Washington in the fall of 1998. 1999 Jared joined V-1 Division on the USS Kitty Hawk which replaced the Independence as the new forward deployed aircraft carrier stationed at Yokosuka Naval Base, Yokosuka Japan. While serving on board the USS Independence and USS Kitty Hawk Jared did two tours in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch and Desert Fox. Jared got out of the Navy on Jan 7, 2001. and moved to Nashville, TN to work in the music industry as a singer/songwriter. Jared has a wife and young daughter and spends his spare time dedicating himself to the Flight Deck Veterans Group.
AMTCS RETIRED Chris A Wills
Commanding Officer /Senior Board Of Advisor
LCDR Mark Parcell, USN Retired
Executive Officer/Assistant Senior Board Of Advisor
Command Master Chief, Chief Finance Officer
his release from active duty in June 1979. During his tour with VF-14, Bill embarked with Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) for a North Atlantic NATO Cruise in the Fall of 1976 and two Mediterranean Cruises in 1977 and 1978-79, where he served as a member of the CVW-1 Integrated Arming Team. Bill also embarked with his Squadron aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in late 1977 for Ike’s Shakedown Cruise in the South Atlantic. After receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1979, Bill used his G.I. Bill benefits to earn a BA in Political Science, a MS in City Planning, and a Master of Public Administration degree. Bill and his wife Lee Ann have been married for 32 years, have three grown children and six grandsons, and currently live in Charlotte, NC.
AZC (AW) Josh Cinelli
Senior "Active Duty" Board Of Advisor
Board Of Advisor