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For God and Country

Many young men exchange their Scout uniforms for fatigues, dress blues or battle dress uniforms. NESA salutes the Eagle Scouts shown below who are serving our nation in all branches of the armed forces. Recognize another Eagle by completing the form found at nesa.org/eaglegodandcountry.


Cmdr. Gregory Adinolfi
U.S. Navy
Completed a twelve-month tour in Kabul, Afghanistan, serving as the deputy director, USFOR-A Joint Visitors Bureau. He’s now back home in Westminster, Md.


2nd Lt. James Watson Bradin, III
U.S. Air Force
Graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on May 29, 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He will attend pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Miss.


Seaman Thomas G. Carrico
U.S. Navy
Graduated from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Attending "A" school in Great Lakes, Ill., for Fire Control (FC).


PFC Myles R. Close
U.S. Marine Corps
Graduated Marine Corps boot camp on April 19, 2013. He is currently training at Camp Pendleton for his military occupational specialty, Marine Corps Security Force (MCSF). He will then move to Virginia, and his duty station “fleet” will be assigned next fall.


Sr. Airman Dustin S. Cochran
U.S. Air Force
Received the Commander’s Wildcatters Award, Commander’s Excellence in Action Award, Air Force Material Command Inspector General MVP Award, and is stationed at Tinker AFT, Oklahoma City, Okla.


Ensign Michael V. Cristiano
U.S. Navy
Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Currently working on Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. Will attend Nuclear Power School and then he will serve as a submarine officer.


John S. Davis
U.S. Coast Guard
Was inducted into the United States Coast Guard Academy Hall of Heroes on April 26, 2013, and a plaque with a copy of his citation has been added to the Wall of Gallantry. The Wall of Gallantry serves as a regular reminder to Cadets and the public of the scope of responsibilities and sacrifice demanded of Coast Guard officers throughout history.


PFC James Austin Decker
U.S. Marine Corps
Recently completed basic training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He will be stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C., for four weeks of combat training, and then begin additional training at Military Police Schooling while stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.


2nd Lt. Malcom Brian Dickerson
U.S. Army
Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry. He’s currently enrolled in the Infantry Officer Basic Course, and awaits an assignment to the U.S. Army Ranger training brigade at Ft. Benning, Ga. Upon graduation, Dickerson will be assigned to the 25th Infantry Division as a Stryker Platoon Leader.


2nd Lt. Christopher Adam Malachosky
U.S. Army
Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


2nd Lt. Charles R. Nielsen
U.S. Marine Corps
Graduated from Basic School on Dec. 12, 2012. Nielsen is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He’s currently assigned to NAS Whiting Field with TRAWINGFIVE flying the new T-B primary training aircraft as a student Naval Aviator.


Capt. John J. Olshefski, M.D.
U.S. Air Force
Graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with his Doctorate of Medicine and is currently serving with the 96th Medical Group at Eglin AFB, Fla., as a first-year resident in family practice.


2nd Lt. Brad Phelan
U.S. Air Force
Graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 29, 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in engineering. He will start pilot training later this year at Vance AFB in Enid, Okla.


2nd Lt. Giancarlo Carmelo Rindone
U.S. Army
Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25, 2013. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in civil engineering. He will report to Fort Bragg, N.C., for his first assignment.


Col. Patric M. Zwolenski (Ret.)
U.S. Army Reserve
Inducted into the Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Ft. Sill, Okla. Zwolenski served on active duty in Germany, followed by service in the Florida Army National Guard and the Army Reserves.