Mr. Wayne Hicks (USN Ret.)
Naval Academy Class of 1967
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – President.
Wayne Hicks is a 1966 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Team Captain of the 1966 team. He was a two-time EIWA champion and won Most Outstanding Wrestler and Fletcher Awards in the 1966 tournament. He was an NCAA finalist in 1965. Wayne was an undefeated two-time NJ state champion at Somerville HS and was the MOW of the 1962 state tournament. While at Navy he won two Wilkes Open titles, voted the MOW both times. Hicks placed third at the 1971 U.S. World Freestyle Team Trials.
Wayne earned “wings” as a Naval Flight Officer in 1967 and served as Tactical Coordinator in P-3 Anti-submarine Aircraft and is a Vietnam War Veteran. While stationed at USNA 1971-74, Wayne assisted Coach Ed Peery to two EIWA title teams. He has spent 20 years as a Navy volunteer coach and coached many Annapolis area programs, including Navy Junior Wrestling, Old Mill HS, Annapolis HS and St. Mary’s HS. In 2002, he was recognized for his many contributions to wresting via induction into the Maryland Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his Lifetime Service.
Wayne spent approximately 30 years managing a small contractor office that supported Navy R&D programs and he has over 30 years experience as a realtor, an endeavor that currently continues. He has been married to his wife Mary Ann since 1967. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Their daughter, Rene, is married to Scott Schleicher who was an NCAA finalist, 2X All-American and 1990 Navy Wrestling Team Captain. Their sons, David and Matthew were both successful wrestlers and HS coaches. Wayne has played a large part in organizing and directing the Biennial Navy Wrestling Reunion, which was started by him and Coach Ed Peery in 1992 and still continues in conjunction with the Army-Navy match in Annapolis.
Mr. Steve Comiskey (USMC Ret.)
Naval Academy Class of 1969
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – Vice President.
Steve is a Private Wealth Advisor and Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley in Washington, DC.
Steve is also a member of the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia Bars, numerous federal trial court and appellate court bars and the Bar of The Supreme Court of the United States. He has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for legal ethics and professionalism from the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. In 2010 the Second Edition of Steve’s book, A Good Lawyer, was printed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and then a copy of A Good Lawyer was given by the Judges of that Court to each lawyer practicing before that Court as a guidepost for practicing law honorably, a unique honor for any book or any author.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2002, Steve was the Managing Partner of the law firm Comiskey and Hunt. Prior to starting his own law firm, he was with the Washington, DC, law firm Miller & Chevalier, and before that he was legal counsel to several Secretaries of the Navy and Commandants of the Marine Corps. Steve graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Washington College of Law at American University and was the Managing Editor of the Law Review.
Steve has taught and coached private wealth advisors and financial advisors. He has taught first year law school at the Washington College of Law. He has taught legal ethics and professionalism continuing legal education courses to judges and to lawyers around the country, and he has spoken as an expert on those subjects at state bar meetings around the country. He is currently on the Board of his Naval Academy Class Foundation, on the Board of the Navy-Marine Corps Regional Training Center in Annapolis, President Emeritus of his Naval Academy Class, a past Trustee of Landon School, and a past President of the Landon School Fathers Club. He has coached youth lacrosse, soccer, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling..
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1969, Steve left active duty as a Marine Corps Major following twelve years of active duty service in the U.S. Marine Corps. At Annapolis he was the Captain of the Varsity Wrestling Team, played Varsity Lacrosse on one of Navy’s NCAA National Championship Lacrosse Teams, and played Varsity Soccer at Navy. As a Navy wrestler Steve was an EIWA Champion (1969), twice placed third at the EIWA’s ((1967, 1968), won the EIWA Fletcher Award in 1969, and won the EIWA Sheridan Award in 1967. He is in the Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
Steve is married to Sally Comiskey and has three sons: Will (Landon ’07); Joe (Landon ’04) and Barrett (Regis ’93). Will and Joe are recent graduates of the United States Naval Academy (Will ’11 and Joe ’10) and until recently both were serving on active duty as Marine Corps company grade officers. Will is a special operator in USMC Special Operations Command (MARSOC). After finishing his USMC active duty, Joe joined his brother Barrett at his start up, Migo, to raise a round of financing. Joe is now on a solo quest around the world: surfing, fishing, hunting, flying (1946 Taylorcraft taildragger), and driving (1980 Toyota FJ). Barrett is an international entrepreneur and a graduate of MIT ’97, and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. Barrett is the founder of Migo in Taipei, Taiwan, and Manila, Philippines. Barrett was also the founder of Andaman Systems and the Nicobar Group in Shanghai, China, and of E Ink in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Steve has several U.S. and European Patents, including Patents for:
“A System and Method For Providing Financial Services to High Net Worth Individuals;” and, “Reflected Light Glare Minimization for Athletic Contest” (using eyeblack for branding purposes).
General John Sattler (USMC Ret.)
Naval Academy Class of 1971
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – Treasurer
Lt. Gen John Sattler graduated with the Class of 1971 and served for 37 years as a Marine Corps Officer. He was honored to command at the Regimental, Division, Joint Task Force and Marine Expeditionary Force levels in both garrison and combat. He is currently serving his 5th year as the Leadership Chair in the Vice Admiral James Stockdale Ethical Leadership Center at the Academy. In addition to the Leadership Chair, he does motivational/leadership speaking/presentations for business off-sites and keynotes.
Wrestling Accolades: Finished 4th, 3rd and 2nd in the EIWA Championships, he was a three time NCAA qualifier, and he was the All Marine Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Champion in 1976. He also (almost) always made weight in the old days!!
Mr. Tom Jones (USMC Ret.)
Naval Academy Class of 1972
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – Secretary
Tom is USNA Class of 1972 and wrestled for 4 years. Marine Corps Air Defense 1972-1979. 30 years in high tech based in Silicon Valley. Past President of MDL Information Systems Inc., a former NASDAQ listed corporation. Worked for Prime Computer and PeopleSoft. Currently he sits on the Boards of Scalable Networks Technology, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and he is a Trustee of the USNA Foundation for Athletics and Scholarship.
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – Secretary.
Mr. Tom Schuler (USMC Ret.)
Naval Academy Class of 1972
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – Communications Director
Federal Government Registered and Recognized
After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1972, Tom served five years in the United States Marine Corp. After a brief stint in the corporate world, Tom started his own company which prospered for 22 years. He then attended seminary, transitioned to a ministry role, and created Metamorphyx, Inc. to house ongoing non-profit work, investment in the next generation of leaders, and ministry work in the Christian community. Tom’s core belief is that the discipline of wrestling and its competitive ethic etch character traits in young men that serve them for a lifetime.
Wrestling Accolades: Three-time EIWA Champion; Inducted into EIWA Wrestling Hall of Fame; Two-time NCAA All-American; recipient of the USNA Weems Wrestling Award for Leadership and Determination; All-Marine Corps Freestyle and Greco Champion; Alternate 1976 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman Team.
Mr. C. Scott Hisey
Navy Marine Corps Regional Training Center – At Large Member
Scott began his career in the United States Navy and is an honorably discharged, disabled veteran. He served from 1983-1988 as a Radioman 2nd Class on the USS Forrestal. Scott currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of QualTek USA, LLC. Prior to joining QualTek, Scott was co-founder and CEO of Trident Advisors, a Philadelphia based M&A firm specializing in US and international acquisitions targeting the telecommunications industry. Scott has extensive experience in organically growing telecommunication service companies as well as negotiating and integrating acquisitions across many industry segments. From 2004 through 2012, Scott was CEO of UniTek USA, LLC, which later became UniTek Global Services. Scott led the management team that oversaw the growth from start up to a $400mm public company with over 5,200 employees, a national footprint in four diverse industries, and industry leading performance metrics. Prior to his responsibilities at UniTek, Scott spent over 17 years in positions of increasing responsibility from field technician to President and COO of construction companies in both the cable and satellite communications industries. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for the Malvern Prep Wrestling Foundation.