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NJROTC Instructor Biographies

Senior Naval Science Instructor

Captain Jonathan J. Grubb, a native of New Jersey, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 2000. After earning a B.S. in Workforce Education and Curriculum Development from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, 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 as part 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 in 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, and assumed the duties and responsibilities of Brigade 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. 

Naval Science Instructor

Chief Barry M. Harvey, USN (Ret)

Chief Harvey enlisted in the Navy in 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 on board 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.   

 

Chief Harvey was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Olney High School, he received an AA degree from Columbia College, a 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.