MEET THE STAFF
Public Affairs Officer;
INST Mark 'Andy' Hughes
INST Ariel Henry
CPO Sam Nemeth, NSCC
PO3 John Jackson, NSCC
PO3 Payton Plank, NSCC
Command Fitness Leader;
PO3 Payton Plank, NSCC
Cadet Color Guard Leader;
Sea Cadet Liaisons;
VFW 261: Larry Dennis
AMERICAN LEGION: Gary McDaniel
NOSC: ITC Kristy LehrMEPS: VACANT
Graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2005.
Enlisted in the Unites States Navy’s Delayed Entry Program in early 2006. After 10 months in DEP he went to Boot Camp and graduated in Jan 2007 and was off to CID Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida for Radioman/IT ‘A’ school until graduation and receipt of orders in May 2007.
First stationed for a year in Norfolk, VA then Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. Petty Officer Kinkead was stationed there for several years and lived in nearby Yokohama. While in Japan he was reenlisted by one on his most promising subordinates. In late 2011 IT2 Kinkead received 12 month orders to report to Juffair, Manama; a Coalition Base within the Kingdom of Bahrain. For many of his years as a Petty Officer overseas, he served as a Training Petty Officer, Watch Section Leader and Work-center supervisor.
In late 2012 IT2 was in receipt of orders to a Destroyer out of Norfolk, however due to service connected injuries incurred while overseas was not able to carry on in an Active Duty service capacity. In February of 2013 Petty Officer Kinkead was Honorably discharged into the Inactive Reserves and moved back to Indiana where he remains.
TRAVEL & INSPIRATION:
Jordan Kinkead credits his late grandfather William ‘Bill’ Kinkead of Sheridan, Indiana as his biggest inspiration and influence. While in Japan Jordan visited both places where each of his grandfathers were stationed during the Korean War.
Mr. Kinkead is a Paid up for life member of the American Legion where he served as the Vice Commander from June 2015 - June 2017 and Veteran Service Officer from April 2013 - July 2017. He holds a Lifetime membership to the VFW, DAV, AMVETS, and NRA; a former member of the Hamilton County Navy Club 2013 - 2016.
Mr. Kinkead takes his volunteer jobs VERY seriously and never stops learning ways to do those jobs better! He has been known to read Navy, USNSCC, and American Legion publications as well as other literature when unable to sleep which is often.
Other Interesting facts include, While in Japan he climbed Mt. Fuji, and stayed at a Buddhist Monastery while in Kyoto. Which would explain his adoption of the ZEN Buddhism religion. His first airplane flight was to Navy Boot Camp.
He was on a ship that caught fire while at sea, was in Japan during the giant 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and ensuing nuclear meltdown several years ago. He has also been writing a book for several years which has since turned into five, none of which are enough to his satisfaction to be published. He also served more than five years overseas. Mr. Kinkead has supported and promoted several Veteran not for profits over the years including but not limited to Boot Campaign, Vision 2 Victory, Vet 2 Vet, Warriors Hope, as well as the USO.
LTJG Kinkead is not married and does not have children of his own but considers all he has served with across the globe as well as the cadets he mentors to be family. LTJG Kinkead has been serving as the Commanding Officer since 01OCT16. He was previously billeted as the Operations Officer for more than 2 years and served the division as a Training Instructor for 1 year.
If you would like to contact LTJG Kinkead his email address for the NSCC is JKinkead@SeaCadets.org and his professional profile can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/jordankinkead/
Instructor Amy Corbin is from Kirklin Indiana where her family has passed down and lived in the same farm house for over 100 years. Her father, retired PO3 Dean Cavin, served 21 years in the Navy Reserves. He enlisting at age 18 and served on the USS DIXON (AU37) as a ship welder. He reenlisted during Desert Storm to help at Crane Navy Base Indiana.
Mrs. Corbin moved to Lafayette Indiana in 2000 and worked in the manufacturing and automotive industry. She received a Technical Certificate in Automotive Technology in 2007 from Ivy Tech Community College of Lafayette. She worked as an ASE Tech in the Lafayette area until being accepted into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Union, Local 668 apprenticeship program in 2017.
Amy is a member of Northview Church of West Lafayette, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Alumni of Central Indiana, and the Navy Club Ship 12 of Lafayette. She also helps the Lafayette school corporation department of transportation as a bus driver when possible.
Instructor Corbin is passionate about youth development and strongly believes in the USNSCC program. She believes that discipline, confidence, and leadership skills are building blocks for our youth to become strong leader and good members of society that the USNSCC program instills.
Instructor Susan Nemeth is a native of Indianapolis with a Masters in Accounting from Notre Dame and an undergrad in Finance & Real Estate from IUPUI. She works full time at Café Lending, a division of GVC Mortgage, Inc. as one of Indiana’s top mortgage advisors. She was herself a sea cadet for about a year in the late 1980’s but after graduating from RT at Great Lakes, decided to pursue other opportunities. She is proud that her son is now a unit member.
Toward the end of 2015, Susan signed on to be an Instructor with our unit and is currently the Admin Officer. Besides enjoying life with her spouse, son, family and dear friends, she loves to travel as often as possible and to participate in various cultural activities around town. She is a member of the Indianapolis Historical Society, State Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Historic Landmarks of Indiana, LifeJourney Church, and National Archives Foundation in Washington DC. She is also a season subscriber to the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre (IRT) and takes in a few Broadway shows each season. She is an avid movie-goer and typically has seen all movies up for best picture each year (along with several others that would never make the best picture category)!www.cafelending.com
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / ALUMNI LIAISON:
LTJG Mike Beall, serves as the Executive Assistant and Alumni Liaison for Cruiser Indianapolis Division. LTJG Beall joined the NSCC as a cadet in 2007. He made his way through the ranks and graduated out of the program in 2010 as Chief Petty Officer. LTJG Beall then joined the NSCC as a Midshipman. He served as the Training Officer for Cruiser Indianapolis Division located in Indianapolis, Indiana (2010-2016). LTJG Beall also served as Chief Medical Officer for Recruit Training Illinois from 2010 to 2016. Other Escort Officer training positions: UCOIN (IN-2012), Field Operations (IN-2012), Advanced Culinary (WI-2014).
LTJG Beall is an emergency/trauma nurse in the United States Navy. He is currently stationed at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms. His previous experience includes two years of civilian nursing in an ER in Chicago.
LTJG Beall’s personal awards and decorations include NSCC Meritorious Recognition Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Commendation Ribbon, Citation Ribbon, Escort Officer Ribbon with one Silver and two Bronze Stars, NSCC Prior Service Ribbon with Gold Star, and various service ribbons.
LTJG Beall’s hobbies include SCUBA diving, hiking, shooting, and CrossFit.
FORMER / RETIRED / TRANSFERRED STAFF
HMC Brian Egan: Former XO. EOT: SEP2016
A native of Sacramento, California, HMC Egan entered the Navy on June 27, 2003, attending Recruit Training at Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation he reported to Naval Hospital Corps “A” school in Great Lakes, IL and subsequently attended Field Medical Service School in Camp Pendleton, CA.
In June of 2004, he checked into 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan. He was assigned to Headquarters & Service Company as an S-3 Operations Clerk. During his time at 3rd Medical Battalion he deploy to the Philippines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) in 2005.
In June of 2006 he transferred to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) at Miramar, CA. Shortly after reporting he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Helicopter Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) Corpsman with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-364 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. He performed 50 CASEVAC flights and flew over 200 combat flight hours. Inflight he medically treated 336 critical and noncritical casualties.
In June of 2007 he took orders to The Center for Naval Engineering Fire Fighting/Damage Control School (CNE FF/DC) at Naval Base San Diego, CA. As the sole Corpsman at the CNE FF/DC school he was put in charge of the CNE medical department and provided emergency medical care for high risk live FF/DC training. He attended Journeyman Instructor Training and became qualified to tech all firefighting classes. He also attained Master Training Specialist Qualification.
In July of 2010 he reported to 1st Marine Division, where he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines (2/5), as the Battalions Leading Petty Officer. He deployed with 2/5 in January 2011 on the 31st MEU to Okinawa, Japan. He led the Battalions Sailors during training operations in Thailand, Cambodia and ended the deployment with a humanitarian assistance mission in support of operation Tomodachi, Japan. In March 2012 he deployed again as the Leading Petty Officer of 2/5, leading the Battalions 69 Sailors during combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. He personally participated in the treatment of 67 combat casualties and 65 noncombat patients.
On September 14th, 2012 he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and took charge of the 1st Marine Division Surgeons Office Administration department, as the Leading Chief Petty Officer. In July 2013 HMC Egan executed orders to the Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit with follow-on orders to Navy Recruiting District Michigan, Navy Officer Recruiting Station Indianapolis, IN.
HMC Egan’s personal awards include the Air Medal Strike/Flight (3 awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), as well as multiple unit, campaign and service awards. His warfare qualifications include the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist (Combat Service Support Element, Air Combat Element & Ground Combat Element) and Marine Combat Aircrew.
He also is currently married to Calah R. Egan and they have one son Callan E. Egan. He currently resides in Fishers, IN.
TRANSFERRED TO REGIONAL STAFF:
LT Dave Witte is a training officer for us and was the units previous CO for three years. He travels from Bloomington for drill weekends to serve with us. His two sons were in the unit and one is currently deployed with the US Navy.
Don is a board member with Johnson County Development Corporation, has been a chair person with the United Way Allocations Committee for the past two years as well as a Project Manager for the United Way Day of Caring. Don is also a sub-committee member for Aspire Johnson County on the Career and Talent Attraction and Retention group.
Don has been married for 20 years to Sally Kinsey and they have two children. Toccoa Kinsey is a freshman at Ball State University studying education and Travis is a Sophomore at Center Grove H.S. In 2009 while living in Summerville S.C. Travis joined USNSCC Yorktown Division Charleston S.C. At that time Don and Sally started to volunteer their time during drill weekends, often sleeping in the racks aboard the USS Yorktown. Don became a training instructor while Sally worked with Service Jackets and Awards. Don and his family transferred to Indiana in December of 2012 and shortly after joined the Indianapolis Cruiser Division USNSCC.
Don continues to volunteer with the Sea Cadets and recently accepted the opportunity to serve as the units Administration Officer. Don states "I like to have a active role in my son's life and the Sea Cadets provide plenty of opportunity to do so".