Captain Roger Conant Easton, Jr., USN (Ret)
Captain Rick Easton commissioned the USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) as Executive Officer.
Captain Easton commanded the Destroyer USS JOHN RODGERS (DD 983) from 1995 to 1997 and the Cruiser USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73) from 1999 to 2001.
From 2004 to his retirement in January 2007 Captain Easton established and commanded the Navy’s Center for Surface Combat Systems bringing together all of the Surface Navy’s shore-based Combat Systems and Operations Schoolhouses under one command as part of the Navy’s Revolution in Training strategy. In addition, for much of this time he simultaneously served as the Commanding Officer of the Aegis Training and Readiness Center responsible for the technical training for all AEGIS officers and enlisted sailors.
Since transitioning from the Navy in January 2007, Captain Easton worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as Vice President and Director of Business Development for Maritime Systems; AVT Simulation as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; President of Sayres and Associates, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business engaged in Defense Industry Professional Engineering and other Support Services; and today he is an Independent Defense Industry Consultant offering services through Easton Advisors LLC.
Chief Warrant Officer Mark Wilson Fortune, USN (Ret)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Fortune commissioned USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) as an Aegis Display Technician. He also commissioned USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66). He was commissioned a Chief Warrant Officer in 2003. He retired in 2010 with 26 years of active military service.
He is currently employed by Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc in Dahlgren, Virginia as a Defense Contractor. He is assigned to the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren Division as a Senior Systems Engineer in their Future Combat Systems Branch.
Lieutenant Jobrack commissioned the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) as Weapons Control Officer.
He is a native of Lynnifield , Massachusetts and a 1981 graduate of Bates College.
After leaving active duty in 1993, he became a contractor for the Aegis Program Office in Washington, DC. In 1994, he and other ARLEIGH BURKE plankowners became co-founders of Gray Hawk Systems, a successful defense contracting firm that started operations in Dahlgren, Virginia and was listed on the Inc 500 fastest growing small business in the U.S. for five consecutive years.
Since 2006, Mr. Jobrack has worked as a consultant supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, most recently for Kingfisher Systems, Inc.