Captain Glen S. Leverette
Captain (CAPT) Glen S. Leverette earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy graduating with Merit in 1990 and hails from Jacksonville, Florida.
He received a Master of Arts in Education from Jacksonville University with a 4.0 GPA in 1996. He also earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 2010. CAPT Leverette was recognized as the distinguished graduate of his class.
As Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea from 2014-2017, CAPT Leverette was the first Naval Officer to lead in this capacity in the command's 60-year history.
As Commander Logistics Force, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; Commander, Military Sealift Command Central Command; and Commander, Task Force 53, he led an estimated 2 billion-dollar-a-year logistics enterprise supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf from 2012-2014.
As Commanding Officer, RIVERINE SQUADRON II, he re-established the Navy's riverine combat capability after a 40-year hiatus. He directed 624 combat missions while deployed to western Iraq from 2006-2009. He also served on numerous warships and afloat staffs during his other sea tours.
CAPT Leverette reported to Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in January 2018 where he is currently serving as the unit's Commanding Officer.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Service Medals and other service and campaign awards.
Commander Erik Bickle
Commander Erik Bickle, a native of Damascus, Maryland, earned his Political Science degree in 1999 from the United States Naval Academy and his Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2009.
Designated a Naval Aviator in 2001, CDR Bickle reported to his initial sea tour with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Four Four (HSL-44) flying the SH-60B Seahawk. During this tour, he completed deployments to the European theater of operations in support of Standing Naval Forces Atlantic and to the South American and Caribbean theaters of operation in support of counter-narcoterrorism operations, as Detachment Administrative Officer aboard the USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) and Detachment Maintenance Officer aboard USS DEWERT (FFG-45).
CDR Bickle served as an instructor pilot in the T-6A Texan II with Fixed-Wing Training Squadron Ten (VT-10) during his initial shore assignment. While assigned to VT-10, he held the positions of Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer, and he was selected as the 2006 Instructor of the Year. Following this tour, CDR Bickle reported to the USS NASSAU (LHA-4) as Mini-Boss, where he deployed to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
For his Aviation Department Head tour, CDR Bickle reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Four Six (HSL-46), where he led a two-plane detachment as Detachment Four’s Officer in Charge aboard USS ANZIO (CG-68), deploying to the Horn of Africa in support of counter-piracy operations. Upon return from deployment, he orchestrated his community’s first expeditionary transition from the SH-60B to the MH-60R helicopter while squadron Operations Officer.
Following his Department Head tour, CDR Bickle reported to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) at Sikorsky Aircraft as the Government Flight Representative–Chief Flight Officer, supporting fleet readiness by performing Maintenance Test and Government Acceptance flights for MH-60R, MH-60S, UH-60M, and Presidential VH-60N, and VH-3D helicopters. While at DCMA Sikorsky, he completed his Defense Acquisitions Level II Qualification. He was then deployed with Commander, Carrier Strike Group Five embarked in USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76), home ported overseas in Yokosuka, Japan as the Korea Plans and Exercises Officer for Commander, Task Force Seven Zero.
CDR Bickle reported to Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in April 2018 where he is currently serving as the unit's Executive Officer.
CDR Bickle’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendations Medal (four awards), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards). He has flown over 4,300 flight hours in fixed and rotary wing aircrafts.
Marine Officer Instructor:
Captain Adam Dierker
Captain Dierker is from West Falmouth, Massachusetts. He commissioned in the Marine Corps in 2011 following graduation from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. After graduating from The Basic School and the Logistics Operations Course, he reported for duty in June 2012 to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (V28), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
2ndLt Dierker successfully served in many billets while assigned to V28: Maintenance Management Officer; Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Officer; Armory Officer; Motor Transport Officer; Facilities Officer; Food Service Officer; Embarkation Officer; and Assistant Logistics Officer. During his service with V28, 1stLt Dierker participated, supported and helped plan numerous exercises which included an Integrated Training Exercise – 2-13 (ITX-2-13) in Twenty-nine Palms, California; a Network Integration Exercise – 14.2 (NIE-14.2) in Fort Bliss, Texas; a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and a Strategic Mobility Exercise (STRATMOBEX) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 1stLt Dierker deployed twice with V28; first to Afghanistan in 2013 as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom – 13.1 (OEF) and later in 2015 to Romania with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa – 15.1 (SPMAGTF-CR-AF-15.1) and the Black Sea Rotational Force – 15.1 (BSRF-15.1). While assigned the billet of Assistant Logistics Officer on his second deployment, 1stLt Dierker logistically supported, helped coordinate and plan six strategic level multinational training exercises with partner nations within Europe. He directly participated in two of them as the senior Combat Service Support Coordinator for Marine forces during training.
In August 2015, 1stLt Dierker reported to 1st Maintenance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California. His initial assignment was as the Maintenance Management Officer. Within a month of reporting to the Battalion, 1stLt Dierker was assigned to be the acting Operations Officer for planning, coordination and execution of the Battalion’s participation in Exercise STEEL KNIGHT 2016 (SK-16) aboard 29 Palms, CA. His operational planning for General Support, Combat Service Support in intermediate level maintenance and supply ensured the MAGTF training forces were able to continue training uninterrupted by material readiness challenges. Subsequently promoted to Captain, he attended the Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations Course 1-16 (IMLOC) where he graduated with honors. In March 2016, Capt Dierker returned to his unit and was assigned as the Operations Officer for 1st Maintenance Battalion. During his service in this billet, Capt Dierker directly planned and participated in a Battalion MCCRE aboard Camp Pendleton, CA where the Battalion was successfully certified in accomplishing its mission critical tasks to standard. Capt Dierker additionally directly planned and participated in his second STEEL KNIGHT Exercise (SK-17) aboard 29 Palms, CA where the unit built upon its strong performance the year prior. From January to June 2017, Capt Dierker enrolled and completed the Expeditionary Warfare School – Blended Seminar Program aboard Camp Pendleton, CA, thereby completing his professional military education requirements as a Captain. In July 2017, Capt Dierker assumed command of Motor Transport Maintenance Company, 1st Maintenance Battalion. During his command, Motor Transport Maintenance Company provided uninterrupted, expert maintenance support to all of I Marine Expeditionary Force’s training and operations both stateside and forward deployed in support of combat operations. He relinquished command in April 2018.
In May of 2018, Capt Dierker reported to Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida. He currently serves as the unit’s Marine Officer Instructor and Operations Officer.
Capt Dierker’s personal awards and decorations include: Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star (in lieu of second award) and multiple service and campaign awards.