Degrees and Certifications:

Captain Jonathan J. Grubb, USMC (Retired)

Senior Naval Science Instructor

Captain Jonathan J. Grubb, a native of New Jersey, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 2000 and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant by December 2008. After earning a B.S. in Workforce Education and Curriculum Development from Southern Illinois University, Captain Grubb was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and commissioned through Officer Candidate School in December 2010. Newly commissioned, Second Lieutenant Grubb reported directly to The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia, and graduated in July 2011. Upon graduation from TBS, Second Lieutenant Grubb reported to Aviation Maintenance Officer Course in Milton, Florida.

In October 2011, Second Lieutenant Grubb reported to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 in San Diego, California. In July 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. There, he served as the Maintenance Material Control Officer and was promoted to First Lieutenant in December 2012.

In March 2013, First Lieutenant Grubb reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 16 in San Diego, California, and was assigned as the Power Plants Division Officer as well as AIRSpeed Division Officer. In June 2013, he participated in Operation DAWN BLITZ, serving as the Aviation Combat Element Aircraft Maintenance Officer aboard the USNS Curtiss.

In July 2014, First Lieutenant Grubb reported to MALS-49 in Newburgh, New York, for service as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. In September 2014, he was frocked to the rank of Captain and assumed the role and responsibilities of Marine Aircraft Group 49 Aircraft Maintenance Officer. During this tour, Captain Grubb applied for the Marine Officer Instructor (MOI) selection board and was selected for duty as the MOI for the University of Texas at Austin.

Captain Grubb reported to the University of Texas in May 2016 and assumed the role of Marine Officer Instructor, Operations Officer, and Associate Professor of Naval Science for the university’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program.

In June 2018, Captain Grubb received orders to Wounded Warrior Detachment, Walter Reed, Bethesda, Maryland. Upon arrival, he assumed the duties and responsibilities of Brigade Headquarters Company Commander, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). In December 2020, Captain Grubb retired from active duty and moved back to his home state of New Jersey where he currently resides with his wife and three children.

Captain Grubb is a graduate of Expeditionary Warfare School, Quantico, Virginia. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (x3), and numerous other personal and unit decorations. 






Degrees and Certifications:

Chief Jocelyn Elmore, USN (Retired)

Naval Science Instructor

Chief Petty Officer Jocelyn V. Elmore is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She enlisted in the United States Navy on July 24, 2001. She graduated with honors from both Basic Recruit training and Fire Controlman “A” School in Great Lakes, Illinois. She also completed SPY 1D-TRK II “C” school, with honors, in Dahlgren, Virginia. Upon completion of “C” school training in 2003, she reported to USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) Norfolk, VA. Her tour included several CONUS Naval Heritage events, two Baltic Joint Naval Force Operations, one active-SM2 exercise and a deployment to C5F in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.

In 2007, she reported to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT) supporting Fleet communications and exercises while serving as Division Leading Petty Officer (DLPO). This tour allowed her to commit to serving her community establishing the Multicultural Heritage Committee and the coordination of her passion for the Meals on Wheels program with senior care facilities throughout the Tidewater area.

In January 2010, she was assigned to Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Unit Great Lakes, IL serving as Apprentice Technical Training Leading Petty Officer and Lead Instructor for Basic Electronics Theory and Basic Life Saving techniques for eight critical ratings. Her efforts resulted in her selection as CSCS Senior Sailor of Year FY-2012 for all detachments world-wide. Her love for music earned her title as “Great Lakes Idol” in June 2010, resulting in her performance of the National Anthem during the 25th annual Chicago White Sox Military Night at U.S. Cellular Field. During this tour she participated in several stage productions, earned her Associates Degree in General Studies from Columbia College of Missouri (2012), and even auditioned for “America’s Got Talent”!

In 2013, she received orders to USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) in Norfolk, VA. While assigned to USS DONALD COOK, serving as CF DLPO and Command Master-at-Arms, she was an integral part of the ultimate homeport shift of the first Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) asset in Rota, Spain. Her tour continued in C6F including three FDNF deployments, the first USN Fleet Operational Sea Training (FOST), one active-SM3 exercise, and various BMD Operations.

In 2016, she continued her sea tour onboard USS McFaul (DDG 74) in Norfolk, VA serving as Combat Systems Maintenance Manager (CSMM) for the ship’s Extended Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA), conducted one active-SM6 exercise, and various Joint Naval Force exercises. Her efforts resulted in her selection as DESRON-26 Sailor of Year FY-2018.

In 2018, she reported to AEGIS TECHREP in October 2018 as the AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) SPY-1D Supervisor. Upon her promotion to Chief Petty Officer in July 2019, she went on to serve as Combat Systems Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) and subsequent efforts led to her selection as Senior Enlisted Leader. She also received certification as a Naval Science Instructor (NSI) in March 2022.

In October 2022, Chief Elmore retired from active duty and continues to serve her community through music and youth mentorship throughout the South New Jersey region. She enjoys traveling and raising her only son Jaylen (and their two cats Jacobii and Jessica). Chief’s service awards/decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, seven Good Conduct awards, various campaign/unit commendations, and military service medals.