Meet the Staff
Joey M. Alonso, ISC(SW/AW), USN (RET)
Chief Joey Alonso retired in 2008, serving 22 years as an Intelligence Specialist. After retirement, he worked for several “Three Letter” agencies until starting his own consulting firm in 2016.
Chief Alonso’s Sea Cadet career started in 2013 as XO of Training Ship “John S McCain”, in Washington DC. His son Matthew started as a League Cadet at the same time and graduated from Sea Cadets in 2019 as a Chief Petty Officer.
Chief Alonso holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Training Development, and he’s most proud of his Associates in Automotive Technology he recently earned with Northern Virginia Community College. He’s a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a licensed Middle and High School teacher in Virginia. He is also a middle school girls volleyball coach, proudly leading his team to the Loudoun County Championship in 2020.
Chief Alonso lives in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife Kathie and teenage daughter Molly… They share their home with three rescue dogs, Hardy, Eddie, and Maggie.
MC1(SW/EXW) Jordyn S. Diomede, usn
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in October 2010, as a master-at-arms.
Her duty stations as a master-at-arms include Naval Station Norfolk, where she provided anti-terrorism and force protection security for the waterfront, and Coastal Riverine Group 2 in Manama, Bahrain, where she supported missions aboard USNS Alan Shepard, USNS Pecos and USNS Tippecanoe. Her responsibilities included providing 360-degree force protection for the Military Sealift Command vessels operating throughout the 5th Fleet area of operations.
She left active duty in 2014 and joined the Naval Reserve. She converted to mass communication specialist (MC) in 2016 after successfully completing the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course at the Defense Information School.
She returned to active duty in 2018 and served aboard USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) as a photographer, writer, social media manager, leading petty officer (LPO), and lead editor of Landmark, the ship’s magazine.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Suffolk University in Boston.
Her awards include one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals. She was also selected as USS Emory S. Land’s 2019 Junior Sailor of the Year, and earned her enlisted surface warfare specialist and expeditionary warfare specialist qualifications.
Petty Officer Diomede is currently serving at the United States Naval Academy as the Public Affairs Department LPO.
She lives in Odenton, Md., with her husband, Joseph, and their daughter, Addyson.
CTI2 ANDREA FOOKS, USN
A native of Oceanside, Ca., Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 2nd Class Andrea Fooks enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 2016. After completing the Spanish course at the Defense Language Institute, she served as a language analyst for the Navy Information Operations Command Texas. During this tour, she also served as a department safety coordinator, a Junior Sailors Association Representative, and volunteered for various organizations to include the Boys and Girls Club, the Humane Society, and the National Museum of the Pacific War.
Her tenacious efforts of ensuring mission success, and supporting the neighboring community, combined with her unwavering dedication and proactive leadership style, resulted in her meritorious advancement to petty officer second class and her selection as the command’s 2019 Junior Sailor of the Year.
She is currently stationed at Fort Meade, Md., working for Cryptologic Warfare Activity (CWA) 65, and continuing her career as a language analyst while pursuing a bachelor’s of science in cybersecurity.
Her awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.
Although new to the Sea Cadet organization, Petty Officer Fooks is committed to the growth and success of the USNSCC Annapolis Division. It is her sincerest aspiration to provide guidance and support for every cadet; fostering a positive environment for professional development, personal success, and promoting the highest traditions of the United States Navy.
CTN2 JUSTIN SCOTT, USN
SN NATHANIEL ROSEKRANS, USN
COLOR GUARD OFFICER
Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and reported to Recruit Training Command, June .., 2021. After successfully completing Recruit Training in August, Seaman Rosekrans immediately reported to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard to begin his basic guardsman training. After his graduation from training in November, he reported to the Marching Platoon prior to reporting to the Color Guard Platoon in January 2022.
INSTRUCTOR MEGAN GROVER, USNSCC
Megan Grover is a midshipman for the Annapolis Division. During her five years of service as a cadet, she reached the rank of cadet petty officer first class, and served as the training department petty officer.
She has attended a range of training sessions, but says that mentally and physically, being a staff cadet was the greatest experience of her career to date. She is a student at Concordia University Chicago, where she studies kinesiology and is striving to become a spinal surgeon.
Megan is currently a CNA at a hospital in Richmond, Va., and absolutely loves helping people. She enjoys traveling and spending time in the great outdoors, and has a passion for helping cadets achieve greatness and reach their goals.
MIDN GRIFFIN HEWITT, USNSCC
Griffin Hewitt is a Midshipman for the Annapolis Division. During his four years as a Sea cadet, he reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer and served as the Supply Department Petty Officer and later the Leading Petty Officer.
As a cadet, he attended training onboard the SS John W. Brown and at USCG Station Sand Key. The following year, he was invited back as staff of the training on the John W. Brown.
His awards include the Sons of the Revolution Bronze Good Citizenship medal and two Honor Cadet ribbons.
MIDN Hewitt is currently enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College while waiting to hear from the Coast Guard Academy in regards to his application.