• Instructor Biographies


    Biographies of the Instructors


     

    LCDR Marc McDowell

     

     

    Career

    LCDR McDowell is a native of Lincolnton, NC.  He graduated with a BA from East Coast Bible College, Charlotte, NC in 1981, and from Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, SC in 1988 with a Master of Divinity and in 2010 with a Doctor of Ministry.  He also holds a diploma from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  He served with the U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps from 1997 to 2017, including the Nval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan; the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, NC to Afghanistan in 2001; Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq in 2008; and the Detention Camps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2011-12.  He is in this first year as the Senior Naval Science Instructor for the Conway High School NJROTC.

    Awards

    His decorations include:

    Meritorious Service Medal (2)

    Joint Service Commendation Medal

    Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4)

    Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3)

    Combat Action Ribbon

    Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Navy Unit Commendation

    Meritorious Unit Commendation (4)

    Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

    National Defense Service Medal (2)

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    Afghanistan Campaign Medal

    Iraq Campaign Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2)

    Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

    Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (4)

     

     

    Master Chief Armstrong

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    Career

    Master Chief Armstrong is a graduate of Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon, a distinguished graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute in Cocoa Beach, Florida and a distinguished graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. He also recently earned his Associate of the Arts degree from Horry Georgetown Technical College. He joined the Navy in 1970 and began active duty in 1971. He served for 30 years until he retired in 2001. In 2001 he applied to NJROTC Program and served as Naval Science Instructor at Myrtle Beach High School from August 2001 to June of 2011 when he left to finish his degree. Upon completing his degree, Master Chief returned to the program as a long term substitute at Conway High School before accepting a permanent position.

    Awards

    Personal Awards include:

    Meritorious Service Medal

    Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 Awards)

    Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal

    Combat Action Ribbon

    Good Conduct Medal (7 Awards)

    And various unit awards

    Personal

    Master Chief is married to the former Patricia Ann Inderrieden of Milford, Michigan. They have one daughter who currently resides in Texas.

    Chief Eagles

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    Career

    A native of Conway, South Carolina Chief Hospital Corpsman Solomon D. Eagles enlisted in the Navy September of 1982 after completing 3 years of Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) at Conway High School. He served 22 years in the Navy and retired in September 2004. He has completed his nineth year as a Naval Science Instructor at Conway High School.

    Awards

    Chief Hospital Corpsman Eagles awards include:

    The Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards)

    Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards)

    Presidential Unit Commendation (two awards)

    Navy Unit Commendation Medal (two awards)

    Navy Good Conduct Medal (five awards)

    Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

    National Defense Service Medal (two awards)

    Southwest Asia Service Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

    Humanitarian Service Medal

    Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (three awards)

    Kuwaiti Liberation Service Medal (Saudi)

    Kuwaiti Liberation Service Medal (Kuwait)

    Navy Pistol Expert Ribbon

    Fleet Marine Force Specialist Designator.

    Personal

    Chief Hospital Corpsman Eagles is married to the former Juanita Lawrence of Brooklyn, New York. They have two wonderful children: Destany 28, and Solomon Jr. 22.