LtCol Terry Stautberg USMC(Ret.)LtCol Stautberg is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1984 he graduated from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy with a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He was designated a Naval Aviator on September 19th, 1986.
In April 1987 he was assigned to HMM-264 as a squadron pilot. During his tour he completed three six-month Mediterranean deployments while attached to the 22nd, 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units. In 1992, he was assigned as the Air Liaison Officer for 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In October 1992, he was assigned to Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen as a helicopter flight instructor. He was assigned to Marine Air Group 36, Okinawa, Japan as the Commanding Officer of the Personnel Support Detachment in January 1996. He returned to the US in February 1999 and was assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations Air Warfare directorate as the CH-46E, CH-53 and Presidential Helicopter requirements Officer. He was promoted to his present rank on October 1st 2000. He completed a Masters in Education with Old Dominion University in August 2001. In 2002, he was assigned to NROTC Unit Cornell for duty as the Executive Officer and Associate Professor of Naval Science. He retired in July 2005 and assumed the duties as Senior Naval Science Instructor at South Effingham High School in Guyton, Georgia. Last year in the Navy JROTC championships, which had more than 600 schools competing, the Rifle Team placed 4th, the Academic Team finished 5th and the Drill Team finished 13th. The Orienteering finished 10th in a field of 60 schools in the Area. They were also named a " Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors". LtCol Stautberg is married to the former Deborah Gering of Washington D.C. and they have two children; Hans a 2nd Mate sailing on merchant ships and Meg who has her own photography business in Greenville, SC.