Degrees and Certifications:
Major Meehan USMC Retired and Chief Harvey USN Retired
The US Navy JROTC Program Office
-MS University of Arkansas
-BS Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Certified Master Training Specialist (Navy "A" school instructor tour).
- Completed LRHSD RBT (Research for Better Teaching) Training Courses
-More than 30 years of service, Enlisted, Warrant, and Commissioned Officer, in the United State Marine Corps 1976-2007
- 6 tours overseas. All in the Far East.
Professional Military Education schools/courses
- Instructor Basic Course (IBC)
- Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy
- Warrant Officer Basic School
- Amphibious Warfare School
- Command and Staff College
- Defense Acquisition University, Certified Life Cycle Logistics Level II
Chief Harvey enlisted in the Navy December 1985 via NRD Philadelphia, PA. He reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois on the 26th of January 1986. Following completion of Recruit Training Command, He graduated MM-6YO and was advanced to Machinist Mate Third Class in November of 1986. MM3 Harvey reported for duty onboard his first ship USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (CG 32) stationed in San Diego, CA.
In May 1987, he was advanced to Machinist Mate Second Class, and qualified as an Enlisted Warfare Specialist in June 1988. During his tour, he was on two West-Pac deployments, and participated in the Iran/Iraq War as an Escort for Civilian Oil Tankers. He transferred in July 1988 to attend the School of Cryogenics in Portsmouth, VA.
After graduating "C" School at the Navy School of Cryogenics, he was reassigned to USS MIDWAY (CV 41) in Yokosuka, Japan where he was advanced to First Class Petty Officer. During his tour, he participated in four West Pac Deployments, including Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was among the last personnel to serve onboard MIDWAY as a member of the decommissioning and caretaker crew taking the ship from Japan to San Diego, CA, and eventually to Bremerton, WA.
In June 1992, MM1 Harvey was reassigned to Sub Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where he performed and supervised maintenance on submarine oxygen and nitrogen systems.
In July 1995, MM1 Harvey was reassigned to the USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) in Oakland, CA where he was selected as Sailor of the Year making it to the CINCPACFLT level.
In July 1997, he was converted from Machinist Mate First Class to Navy Counselor First Class and was reassigned to the USS FIFE (DD 991) in Yokosuka, Japan where he coordinated a highly successful homeport change to Everett, WA. He then Cross-Decked to the USS CUSHING (DD 985) also in Yokosuka, Japan where he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
Chief Harvey reported to Commander SECOND Naval Construction Brigade in June 2000 as the Force Career Counselor of the Seabees. During his tour with the Seabees, he acted as the Administration Officer TAD to Albania during the Kosovo conflict.
In July 2003, Chief Harvey was reassigned to the USS CHOSIN (CG 65) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for his last sea tour. During his tour onboard CHOSIN, he served on three West Pac Deployments.
In August 2006, Chief Harvey was reassigned to Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois for his final tour in the Navy. Upon his retirement on 31 August 2009, Chief Harvey completed 24 years of active service in the United States Navy.
Chief Harvey and his wife Yoshie reside in Marlton. Daughter Phylicia who is a Rutgers University graduate lives in Cherry Hill. Their son Jeffrey is also employed by the LRHSD.
Chief Harvey was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Olney High School, he received an AA degree from Columbia College, BS degree from Excelsior College, and a MS degree from Webster University.
Chief Harvey’s hobbies mostly consist of obsessing with Philadelphia Sports Teams, EAGLES in particular. He also enjoys riding his Motorcycle and Scuba Diving.