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Instructor Staff Biographies

Captain, Todd W. Geyer, USNR Retired 


Captain Geyer is currently employed as the NJROTC Senior Naval Science Instructor at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove California. Prior to retiring, he was the Chief of Staff for Navy Reserve Officer Training Command Newport Navy Base, Newport Rhode Island. Prior to OTC, he was the Director of the Marianas Islands Range Complex at Joint Region Marianas Guam. Since commissioning, Captain Geyer was selected to Reserve Command six times. These tours included positions in Amphibious, Expeditionary and Security Navy Units. He was affiliated with the Active Navy and Navy Reserve combined for 40 years up to his retirement in 2021. Captain Geyer’s first 11 years were Active in which his shipboard platforms included The USS McKee, USS David R. Ray, USS Schenectady and the USS Aries.  As an enlisted sailor, he promoted to Chief Quartermaster. Captain Geyer’s designator is 6125- Surface Operations Limited Duty Officer. His Command tours included ( Navy Reserve ) Commanding officer ACU1 Tampa twice, CO ACU2 Asheville, CO USS Boone FFG28 and CO ACU1 Pensacola.  Prior to Naval Security Forces, he was the Officer In Charge of Coastal Riverine Squadron -10 2nd Platoon (A) . A distant active stent 2008 to 2009 Captain Geyer was the waterfront Officer in Charge in Sasebo Japan under Naval Beach Group-1.  Captain Geyer carries a 100 Ton Master ( USCG ) license. Additionally, he has an AAS in Marine Diesel Technology and Bachelors in Professional Studies in Business Management.  Captain Geyer has been married for 35 years to Theresa, has one son… Shane and 4 grandchildren. He and his wife pass their free time on the waters of Southern California boating and love to travel.

James Robert Haslip was born on 30 October 1978 in Owatonna, Minnesota. On 16 September 1997, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and graduated from 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on 12 December 1997. Following recruit training; Private First Class Haslip attended Infantry Training aboard Camp Pendleton, California on 3 January 1998. Upon completion of infantry training, he was assigned the MOS of 0311. 

     Private First Class Haslip received orders to 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division where he served as a Rifleman, Automatic Rifleman, Team Leader, and Squad Leader. While assigned to 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Lance Corporal Haslip was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on 1 August 1998, Corporal on 1 November 1999 and Sergeant on 1 April 2001. He deployed with the 11th and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during the period of 1 June 1999 to 1 November 2001 conducting Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployments that included a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operating of Eritrea and Ethiopia and a Humanitarian Assistance Operation in Bali, Indonesia. 

     Sergeant Haslip received orders to Weapons and Field Training Battalion (WFTBN) on 16 January 2002 where he served as a Rifle Range Coach and a Primary Marksmanship Instructor and received the MOS of 0914. On 20 September 2002 he was chosen to represent the Marine Corps on the Marine Corps Wrestling Team for 2 years. He then reported back to WFTBN where he completed his tour of duty on 31 March 2004. 

      Sergeant Haslip then received orders to 3rd Battalion 1st Marines (3/1) on 1 April 2004 where he served as a Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. While assigned to 3/1 Sergeant Haslip was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant on 1 December 2005. He deployed with the 15th MEU to Iraq for Operation Iraqi freedom where he was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) receiving wounds to his lower leg. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. After recovering from his wounds, he was able to deploy a second time to Iraq successfully completing a combat tour.

     Staff Sergeant Haslip received orders to the School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, California on 14 January 2008 where he served as a Combat Instructor for Squad Leaders Course, Company Gunnery Sergeant and Chief Combat Instructor for Marine Combat Training Battalion. He was assigned an additional MOS of 0913 Combat Instructor. He was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant on 1 March 2009. 

     In March of 2011, he received orders to Inspector Instructor Staff, 2nd Battalion 23rd Marines (2/23) Echo Company in San Bruno, California where he served as the Operations Chief. While assigned to 2/23 he was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant on 1 July 2011. 
     First Sergeant Haslip then received orders to 1st Maintenance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California on 1 April 2013 where he served as the Company First Sergeant for Engineer Maintenance Company and Motor Transport Maintenance Company and Battalion Sergeant Major for the Battalion.

     On 15 December 2015 First Sergeant Haslip received orders to 3rd Battalion 4th Marines (3/4), Twentynine Palms, California where he assisted in standing up a new Battalion and served as a Company First Sergeant. He retired out of the Marine Corps on 1 Oct 2017 from the battalion. 

     First Sergeant Haslip’s personal awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in lieu of 2nd award, and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal in lieu of 6th award. 

     First Sergeant Haslip currently is serving as the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Naval Science Instructor at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California. He is happily married to his wife Aja Haslip. They have three beautiful children Ayden 19, Alayah 8, and Jemma 3.