Captain Michael A. Carambas, USN
Commanding Officer (Aviator)
Professor of Naval Science
Captain Michael “Pepe” Carambas was commissioned January 1988 from the University of San Diego Naval ROTC program with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. He is also a 2008 graduate of the Air War College in Maxwell AFB earning a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies, completing Joint Professional Military Education Phases 1 and 2, and earning Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) designation, and proven sub specialty in National Strategic Affairs. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer at VAW-120 in December 1989.
His operational sea duty assignments include; Division Officer at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWENTY THREE (VAW-123) embarked in USS America (CV 66), Surface Warfare Strike Operations Officer for Commander, Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7) embarked in USS George Washington (CVN 73), Department Head at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE SEVENTEEN (VAW-117) embarked in USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Air Operations Officer aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Plans Officer (N3) and Air Operations Officer for Commander Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN, embarked in USS Nimitz (CVN 68). He has deployed in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM DECISIVE ENDEAVOR, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, Counter Drug Operations, Western Pacific and Korean Peninsula deterrence ops.
Shore duty assignments include; flight instructor at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWENTY (VAW-120), Flag aide at Joint Staff (J8), Washington DC in the Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization (JTAMDO), Officer-In-Charge of the Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Unit Pacific (WTUPAC), and Military Professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College.
He commanded Training Squadron FOUR (VT-4) at NAS Pensacola from 2006-2007. During his command tour the “Warbucks”earned the Admiral John H. Towers Aviation Safety Award for the best mission oriented flight safety program within Naval Air Training Command, the Department of the Navy’s Safety Excellence Award, CNO Safety S Award, and Secretary of Navy Energy Award. From July 2011 to July 2014 he commanded Fleet Coordinating Group in Yokosuka, Japan. He led detachments providing combat liaison for the Navy Component Commander at Combined and Joint Headquarters throughout the Pacific Command region.
CAPT Carambas assumed command of NROTC Houston Consortium on July 11, 2014. CAPT Carambas has flown over 3500 hours in 5 variants of E-2C and jet training aircraft with 500 arresting landings. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Air Medal (two strike/flight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards/four with Combat “V”), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He is married to Lauren Valluzzi and they have two daughters, Madeline and Margaret.
Major Mathew G. Roberts , USMC
Executive Officer (Aviator)
Associate Professor of Naval Science
Major Roberts was born in Ashland, Kentucky, on 2 September 1975. He soon moved to Sarasota, FL where he grew up. Graduating from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2003, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science. He also completed a Master of Science in Leadership from Boston University in 2013 and a Master of Science in Defense Studies from the Canadian Forces College in 2015.
Matthew Roberts enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 1998. Upon completion of training PFC Roberts was assigned 2d LAR as an infantryman and TOW gunner. Cpl Roberts deployed to the Mediterranean Sea with LAR platoon, BLT 2/2, 26 MEU (SOC) in 2000. During that deployment then Sgt Roberts was designated as a scout squad leader. Leaving 2d LAR in April of 2001 for MECEP Sgt Roberts had held the billets of LAV driver, TOW gunner, Vehicle Commander, TOW section leader, scout fire team leader, scout squad leader, platoon sergeant, and armor identification instructor.
2ndLt Roberts was commissioned from the UNC NROTC program in May 2003 via MECEP. Upon completion of The Basic School in January 2004 he reported to MATSG 21 in Pensacola, Florida for flight training. In October of 2005 1stLt Roberts was designated a Naval Aviator and subsequently reported to HMT-302, MCAS New River for training in the CH-53E.
Upon completion of CH-53E training, 1stLt Roberts reported to HMH-461, MCAS New River, NC where he served as the operations schedule writer. In March of 2008, Capt Roberts deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of the CH-53E detachment, HMM-365 (REIN), 22 MEU in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Upon return in November of 2008, Capt Roberts was assigned to MAG-40, 2d MEB in support of the build up in Afghanistan. He subsequently deployed in May of 2009 to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan as part of the Tactical Air Command Center in support of OEF.
Capt Roberts returned from Afghanistan in April 2010 and reported to HMH-366, where he held the billets of Operations Officer and Flightline Officer in Charge. While posted with HMH-366 Capt Roberts deployed with VMM-263 (REIN) in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector during the conflicts in Libya.
Upon completion of his tenure at HMH-366 Capt Roberts reported to HMHT-302 to serve as an instructor pilot for the CH-53E. Maj Roberts served as the Operations Officer, Intelligence Officer, Student Control Officer Pilot Training Officer and detachment OIC during his tenure at HMHT-302.
Maj Roberts departed HMHT-302 in June of 2014 for Toronto, Canada where he represented the United States Marine Corps as part of the Joint Command and Staff Program, Canadian Forces College. He completed his time in Canada in June of 2015 and reported to the Houston ROTC consortium.
Maj Roberts is a CH-53E Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC), a section leader (SL), a division leader (DL), an assault flight leader (AFL), a NATOPS Instructor (NI), an Instrument Evaluator, a Functional Checkflight Pilot (FCP), Terrain Flight Instructor (TERFI), Aerial Refueling Instructor (ARI) and Night Systems Instructor (NSI). To date, Maj Roberts has flown over 1,700 total with over 300 in combat.
His personal decorations include the Air Medal (4 Strike/Flight awards), Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4 stars) and a Good Conduct Medal.
Maj Roberts is married to Maj Sara F. Roberts USMC(R) and recently celebrated the birth of their first son, Alistair. In addition Maj Roberts has two children from his previous marriage, Madison Paige Roberts (14) and Taylor Jordan Roberts (13) who reside in Corning, NY.
Capt Joshua E. Langham
Marine Officer Instructor
GySgt Everson K. Kaaihue
Assistant Marine Officer Instructor
CPO Freedom Shaw
Freshman/Sophomore Class Advisor
Junior/Senior Class Advisor
Mr. Jonathan D. Kin
Human Resource Assistant
Ms. Barbara Martin