Captain Baron V. Reinhold, USN
Captain Reinhold grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 1985. He then enlisted in the Navy and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1990, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and was “winged” as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in December of 1991.
His first operational tour was with VP-22, the “Blue Geese” at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Following OPERATION DESERT STROM, he deployed with VP-22 to the Persian Gulf to enforce the United Nations’ sanctions against Iraq and support OPERATION RESTORE HOPE in Somalia. After decommissioning the “Blue Geese” in 1994, Captain Reinhold reported to the “Screaming Eagles” of VP-1 and conducted workups and a WESTPAC deployment as a “Screaming Eagle.”
In June of 1995, Captain Reinhold reported to VP-30, “The Pro’s Nest” at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor NFO for three years. He went on to serve as the Communications Officer for Commander Carrier Group FOUR (CCG-4) in Norfolk, Virginia from April 1998 to December 1999. He then attended the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs in 2001.
Immediately following 9/11, Captain Reinhold reported to the VPU-1 “Old Buzzards” at NAS Brunswick, Maine, where he deployed as a detachment Officer In Charge (OIC) and Mission Aircraft Commander executing critical JCS tasking in the PACOM, EUCOM, and CENTCOM Areas of Responsibility (AORs) to include combat detachments at the outset of both OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). As a result of their combat performance the “Buzzards” were awarded the Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) ribbon in 2003.
Captain Reinhold then reported to the United States Navy Central Command (USNAVCENT) Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, in September of 2003, where he served as the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Operations Officer and then as the Security Cooperation Officer.
In January 2005, Captain Reinhold reported to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska. There he served as the Global Strike Plans Assistant Branch Chief, and then as the Executive Assistant (EA) to the USSTRATCOM Deputy Commander.
In April 2008, Captain Reinhold reported to VPU-2, the “Wizards” at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, as the Executive Officer (XO). On April 24, 2009, Captain Reinhold became the “Wizards” 14th Commanding Officer (CO). During his command tour he assumed the role as Task Group Commander (CTG 57.3 and 67.6) where the Wizards flew continuous combat operations in support of OIF, OEF, OEF-HORN OF AFRICA, and OEF-Philippines in addition to other sensitive JCS, JSOC, JTF and Combatant Commander tasked missions. As a result of their performance on and off of the battlefield, the “Wizards” were awarded the Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) ribbon in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
In June 2010, Captain Reinhold returned to Offutt AFB and reported to the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) as the Operations Team-THREE Team Captain. As Team Captain he deployed worldwide conducting airborne/ground alert missions as a component of the National Military Command System (NMCS) in response to tasking from the President, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In June 2013 Captain Reinhold served as the Director, Military Community Management (BUPERS-3) in Millington TN where he was directly responsible for the management of the Navy’s entire 324,000 active component and 64,000 reserve component force.
In July 2015 he assumed the duties as Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) Atlanta Consortium comprising the NROTC units at both Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (3 Strike/Flight awards), Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various other service, campaign, and unit awards.
Captain Reinhold is married to the former Jamie Barcus of Stockton, California. They have four wonderful children, Meghan, Kirk, Logan, and Bella and currently reside in Suwanee, GA.
Major William J. Pomeroy, USMC
Major Pomeroy is from Plymouth, MA and graduated from The Citadel in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration.
Upon graduation, he attended The Basic School and went to NAS Pensacola for training. He completed the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program Course and was designated an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
2ndLt Pomeroy reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 for duty as the Ground Support Equipment Officer-in-Charge. He was later assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 as the Maintenance Material Control Officer. 1stLt Pomeroy deployed with HMH-461 Detachment A to Camp Lemonier, Djibouti in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
In September 2009, he reported to MCRD Parris Island. He served as a Series and Company Commander in Second Recruit Training Battalion.
In June 2012, Captain Pomeroy reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14 for duty as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 13.2 with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40 as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He assumed the duties as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer of the MALS supporting AV-8BII+ Harrier, EA-6B Prowlers and KC-130J Hercules aircraft.
Maj Pomeroy reported to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 in July 2016 for duties as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He subsequently was assigned as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer for the only F-35B II Lightning training squadron for the USMC, UK and ITA.
In June 2018, he reported as the Executive Officer and Associate Professor of Naval Science for the NROTC Atlanta Region.
He graduated from USMC Command and Staff College with distinction. He holds a Master’s in Military studies from Marine Corps University and an MBA from Auburn University.
He is married to the former Elizabeth Mallory and they have 2 children, Clara Kate and Jack.
Major Pomeroy’s awards include: the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.