Naval Science Instructor:
On January 2, 2017, Master Chief Petty Officer Steve Prince became the newest Naval Science Instructor for the James River High School NJROTC program. His successful naval career spanned 24 years, culminating with his retirement in January 2011, and included duty assignments at Helicopter Attack Squadron Light FOUR (HAL-4), Norfolk, VA; Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron FOUR (HCS-4), Norfolk, VA; Atlantic Representative Commander Naval Surface Reserve Force, Norfolk, VA; Personnel Support Activity Detachment, Newport, RI; USS COPELAND (FFG-25), San Diego, CA; Naval Reserve Center, Cleveland, OH; NR-Fleet Hospital Great Lakes Det D, Cleveland, OH; Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain; and Commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, VA. Master Chief Prince’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct Medal (four awards), Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (silver hourglass and bronze “M” devices), Navy Rifle Sharpshooter, and Navy Pistol Expert.
A native of Heath, Ohio, Master Chief Prince attended Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University, Tidewater Community College, and finally Liberty University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in business leadership and religion. He is also a former pastor, published author, and fifteen-year veteran leader of Royal Rangers, a youth mentoring and leadership development program for young men. He and his wife, Kris, currently reside in Williamsburg with their son, Ryan, and daughter, Kara, both of whom currently study at Liberty University. In their spare time, Master Chief and Mrs. Prince also volunteer with Siberian Husky rescue here in eastern Virginia.