1989-90 - John Oliver

John Oliver - 1989-90 from Stony Brook, New York, USA


I left Corowa in 1990 and went back to Stony Brook, New York, graduating from Ward Melville High School in 1992.  After a year of preparatory school at Bridgton Academy, Maine, I was appointed a midshipman and entered the United States Naval Academy in July of 1993.


I graduated in May of 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish and received a commission as an ensign in the US Navy.


Following Flight School, I earned my Naval Flight Officer Wings in 1999 and reported for duty onboard P-3C Orion aircraft station in Brunswick, Maine flying anti-submarine, land attack, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions around the world. 


After 20 years of Active Duty, I retired on May 12, 2017 (officially on June 1st).

I met my wife, Randi in 1995 when she was a Danish Au Pair near Annapolis.  We have been married for almost 18 years. We have three children Patrick (15), Cecilia (13), and Sarah (11).  We live in Annapolis, a few miles from the Naval Academy. 


I am currently seeking employment and am focusing on Homeland Security or the Aerospace Defense Industry. 


Below are some photos of my time in Corowa.