Meet our Instructors

 SNSI — Commander Greenwald

Commander Pete Greenwald was raised in Springfield, Illinois and is a 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a BS in Ceramic Engineering. Upon graduation, Commander Greenwald attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI and later flight training in Pensacola, FL.  He received fixed and rotary wing flight training culminating in his designation as a Naval Aviator in 1987. He then completed Fleet Replacement Pilot training in the SH-2F at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron (Light) THREE ONE (HSL 31) in San Diego, California.

Commander Greenwald completed sea duty with the “Magicians” of HSL 35 from 1988-1990 deploying on several short cruises and one WESTPAC. His duties included Squadron Ground Training Officer, Detachment Administrative and Detachment Maintenance Officer. He also served as the Flight Deck Officer on the pre-commissioning crew of the USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) in Norfolk from 1992-1994.

Commander Greenwald’s shore duty assignments include Naval Post-Graduate School, United States Air Force Academy as an instructor in Military Art and Science, Naval Air Reserve Whidbey Island, Commander Naval Reserve Force in New Orleans, LA where he served as Head, Personnel Policy and Strength Planning and Community Management and the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve staff where he served as Head, Personnel and Manpower Policy Branches. Commander Greenwald assumed Command of Navy Operational Support Center, Columbus, OH on 8 July 2006.  In his final tour, Commander Greenwald completed pre-deployment training at  Fort Riley, KS and then served in Gardez, Afghanistan with a joint embedded training team in support of the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps. 

Commander Greenwald served three years as a Drilling Reservist at Great Lakes, IL and Columbus, OH. He served as Administrative, Training and Executive Officer of NR CVNW 0795.

Commander Greenwald’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Air  Force commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3), and other campaign and unit awards.

Commander Greenwald is married to the former Anne K. Hagstrom of Buffalo, New York. They have four children, Katrina, Nathaniel, Jacqueline, and Molly and one granddaughter. He is now the Senior Naval Science Instructor at James River High School.

NSI (2017-) — Master Chief Prince

image1On 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.


Former Instructors

NSI  (2014-2016) — Chief Mack
chief macChief Brain K. Mack is originally from Philadelphia, Pa. He spent 22 years in the United States Navy, Submarine Force. He was assigned to 3 Trident Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines and one Special Operations Submarine. He also did three shore duty tours, including two tours at Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay Ga. Chief Mack also completed a tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the Naval Science Instructor for Henrico High School NJROTC until he was hired to fill a spot at James River High School. He instructed JRHS Cadets from 2014-2016 before being selected to be trained as a firefighter in the Chesterfield Fire Department. He still supports the unit at competitions, but is unable to fulfill his NSI duties because of his rigorous firefighter training. Chief Mack graduated from Firefighter training on Friday, 16 December, 2016.


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