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Hampton Roads NROTC Unit Staff

The Hampton Roads Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps is one of the largest officer training battalions in the nation consisting of over 170 Sailors, Marines, and Midshipmen. It is comprised of a three school consortium that include:

Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Hampton University

NROTC Unit: Hampton Roads Captain Michael C. Bratley

Mike “Dan-O” Bratley was ‘transplanted’ from Moosup, Connecticut to Kennewick, Washington upon his father’s retirement from the Navy (a retired Submarine qualified Master Chief). Following his father’s lead he enlisted on September 3rd, 1985 as an Electronics Technician and volunteered for Submarine duty. While enlisted he served in the USS Florida (SSBN-728), at Trident Training Facility (TTF) and Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) eventually obtaining the rank of ET1(SS). Upon graduating from the University of Idaho in December of 1995 he was commissioned via the Enlisted Commissioning Program, went on to earn his Naval Aviator wings in 1999, and has flown more than 3,000 hours in 6 different aircraft and completed over 400 arrested landings on 8 aircraft carriers.

Sea tours as a commissioned officer include Command of Fleet Logistics and Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) in Norfolk, Virginia, Air Boss onboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) and Squadron tours in Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 (VAW-126), and Fleet Logistics and Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40). Deployments include VRC-40 Detachment 4 OIC supporting the USS Enterprise (CVN65), the maiden (and second) cruise of the USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) supporting Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ashore, Captain Bratley commanded U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, and served as a Fleet Replacement Instructor at VAW-120 for all variants of the E-2 Hawkeye, and as Engagement Division Executive Officer, Lesson Learned Analyst at Joint Forces Command (later Joint Staff J7) Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis Center. He is currently serving as the Commanding Officer of NROTC Hampton Roads Consortium.

Captain Bratley earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Naval Science and Psychology from the University of Idaho, as well as an MS in Management and M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Individual awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) and numerous campaign and unit awards.

NROTC Unit: Hampton Roads Commander Michael F. Wolner

Commander Mike Wolner hails from Frankenmuth, MI. He is a 1997 U.S. Naval Academy graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He has earned a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and completed his Joint Professional Military Education (Phase 1) through the Air Command and Staff College.

Commander Wolner served as Under Sea Warfare Officer onboard USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) from April 1998 through September 1999. From there he reported to Charleston, SC to complete Nuclear Power School and Prototype training. Upon completion of his training, he reported to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and served as Machinery Division Officer from December 2000 to January 2003.

Commander Wolner reported to Navy Recruiting District Michigan from February 2003 to January 2005, having the opportunity to serve as Enlisted Programs Officer as well as Officer Programs Officer. After Department Head School, he reported to USS BOONE (FFG 28) and served as Combat Systems Officer from August 2005 through January 2007. His next assignment was Chemistry Radiological Controls Assistant onboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) from April 2007 to May 2009.

Commander Wolner served as J63 Direct Support Branch Head in U.S. Joint Forces Command from May 2009 to May 2011. He then served as Executive Officer of USS GRAVELY (DDG 107) from October 2011 through May 2013. Commander Wolner then returned to ENTERPRISE where he served as the Assistant Reactor Officer from August 2013 until ship's decommissioning in February 2017. He reported to NROTC Hampton Roads in March 2017.

Jasmine Hilton, Assistant Professor of Naval Science

Alisha Maitland-White, Assistant Professor of Naval Science

Enrique Salazer, Marine Officer Instructor

Dejaun Rudolph, Assistant Marine Officer Instructor

Ronald Caudle, Assistant Marine Officer Instructor