SSU/AASU
NROTC Command

COMMANDING OFFICER 

Captain Clark T. Price, Jr.


Captain Price, a native of the Washington, D. C. area, graduated from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, in 1983, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and was commissioned an Ensign through Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island in July 1985.

Captain Price’s sea duty assignments commenced on board USS Manitowoc (LST-1180), where he served as Auxiliaries/Electrical Officer and Assistant First Lieutenant. Subsequent sea duty tours included: USS Wasp (LHD-1) Main Propulsion Assistant; USS Nitro (AE-23) First Lieutenant; and Executive Officer of USS Arctic (AOE-8).  Captain Price also served as Chief Staff Officer for Commander, Amphibious Squadron SIX.  From August 2003 until October 2005 he was Commanding Officer (HSV-2) SWIFT.

Duties ashore include Training Program Coordinator for Engineering, Damage Control, and Fire Fighting on the staff of Commander, Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,  NATO Director for Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) on the staff of NATO Allied Command, Transformation, and the Professor for Naval Science at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Captain Price is currently the Professor of Naval Science at Savannah State University. Captain Price received his master's degree in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Additionally he graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia and the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various service medals and unit awards.

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

Commander Thomas D. Hacker

Commander Hacker was raised in Cullman, Alabama and graduated from the University of Missouri in December of 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.  He completed flight school in August of 1995 and was selected for training in the SH-60B. 

Commander Hacker’s first sea duty assignment was with the “Proud Warriors” of HSL-42 from 1996 to 1999.  He was the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor for the HSL-48 “Vipers” from 2002 to 2004.  He then transferred to the “Swamp Foxes” of HSL-44 (2004-2006) where he served as Officer in Charge embarked in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) and as the squadron’s Operations Officer.  From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Force Protection Officer for Carrier Strike Group Two embarked in USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77).

Commander Hacker’s shore duties included assignment as Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor at Helicopter Anti-Submarine (Light) Wing Atlantic’s Weapons Tactics Unit from 2000 to 2002.  From 2007 to 2011 he was stationed at United Stated Strategic Command where he served as Branch Chief for the Positive Control Branch.   

Commander Hacker joined the Naval ROTC at Savannah State University in 2013 and he currently serves as Executive Officer.  Commander Hacker received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.

Commander Hacker’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, and three Navy Achievement Medals.

 

 


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