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Senior Naval Science Instructor

Lieutenant Commander Sanchez, DBA, USN (Ret.)

Military Biography:

Lieutenant Commander Jose A. Sanchez, a native of New York City, New York, enlisted with the US Navy in 1991 as a Seaman Recruit. Upon completion of Recruit Training, he attended Electrician’s Mate "A" School at Great Lakes, Illinois. In 1995, he attended Virginia Polytechnic and State University as a candidate for the Enlisted Commissioning Program.  He was commissioned in December 1997 after graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics. 

Following flight school training and earning his wings of gold, LCDR Sanchez’ first assignment was with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Four (HSL-44). He served as Detachment One maintenance officer and squadron assistant operations officer until May 2003. LCDR Sanchez then reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Zero (HSL-40), where he served as a fleet replacement flight instructor until January 2006.  After completing his tour, he reported to the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV-67) as the Air Operations Officer, where he served until the carrier decommissioned in July 2007. From 2007 to 2010, LCDR Sanchez assumed the duties as Officer in Charge of Navy Officer Recruiting Station Tampa. In 2010, he served as Air Operations Officer and Lead Planner for Commander Destroyer Squadron Two Six (CDS-26). 

Personal Details

LCDR Sanchez is married to the former Tish Marguerite Huff. He has two sons, Tristan and Marcus; a toddler and a newborn, respectively. His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5), Navy Good Conduct Medal and various campaign and unit commendations. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Doctorate in Business Administration through the University of Phoenix.