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Lieutenant Cody B. Rome

Lieutenant Cody B. Rome

Lieutenant Cody Rome was born in Boise, Idaho and grew up just down the road in Eagle, where he graduated from Eagle High School in 2008. While his family has a long history of service in the military, LT Rome is the first to attend the United States Naval Academy.

During his time at the Naval Academy, Cody achieved many athletic and academic honors. As a 4-year varsity athlete in both Cross Country and Track and Field, he was named Patriot League Athlete of the Week in Cross Country and Track multiple times, was a multi-event/multi-year Patriot League Indoor Track Champion, holds the Naval Academy indoor record for the 3000 meter run, and received the NAAA Sword for Men in both Cross Country and Track, the highest athletic award given to a graduating athlete who excelled during his years of varsity competition. LT Rome received numerous academic honors including being named Patriot League Men’s Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as well as CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2011 and 2012.

Cody graduated from the Naval Academy in May 2012 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, a Minor in Japanese and received his commission as a Submarine Warfare Officer.

After completing his follow-on education in the Navy Nuclear Power Training program in Charleston, South Carolina he reported to his first command, the USS LOUISVILLE (SSN-724) whose homeport resides in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During his tour, he held the major billets of Assistant Weapons Officer, Damage Control Assistant, Main Propulsion Assistant, and Ship’s Diving Officer. LT Rome has proudly served on two Western Pacific Deployments, which consisted of multiple missions vital to national security, including visits to Japan, Singapore, Guam, South Korea and the Philippines.

LT Rome now serves as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science and a Naval Nuclear Power Programs Officer at NROTC Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.

Ensign Teo S. Ledesma

Ensign Teo S. Ledesma

Ensign Teo Ledesma was born in Rota, Spain, and grew up moving across the country, starting on the West Coast (San Diego, California) and then moving to the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Slidell, Louisiana) and then the East Coast (Annapolis, Maryland). After his father retired from Active Duty, the family moved to Eagle, Idaho where he attended high school at North Star Charter School. ENS Ledesma was the Student Body President in 11th and 12th grades, a member of the National Honor Society, and Team Captain of North Star’s Varsity Boys Basketball team in 11th and 12th grades. He led the basketball team to it’s first ever appearance in the Idaho State basketball tournament where North Star earned 4th place. At graduation, he was selected as the “North Star Scholar” the student who continuously demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, athletics, and service.

After graduating from high school, ENS Ledesma decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, and attend the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2016 with a B.S. in Naval Architecture, and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Unrestricted Line as a Surface Warfare Officer.

His first assignment is in USS PORT ROYAL (CG-73) home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He currently holds the billet of Communications Officer, responsible for the ship’s communications and networks. He also is the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Recreation Services Officer, one of three Cryptographic Official Account Manager and a Command Fitness Leader. ENS Ledesma qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) and received his Surface Warfare pin aboard PORT ROYAL.

ENS Ledesma finished a 7-month 5th/7th fleet deployment earlier this year in March, where he participated in many exercises, including operating with USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), executing missions in Anti-Submarine, Anti-Surface, Anti-Piracy and Joint Community Operations working alongside with the US Coast Guard Special Forces Team. He made port visits to Eilat, Israel, Manama Bahrain and Pattaya, Thailand.

During this deployment, he led 15 Sailors in providing the command with timely and reliable network and communication access and oversaw the restoral and maintenance of these systems to restore and maintain PRL’s communications and network suites during national high priority tasking in the 5th and 7th Fleet Areas Of Responsibility.

Teo resides in Kailua, Hawaii with 3 of his classmates from the US Naval Academy. He is dating Ensign Allison Shafer, the Electronic Warfare Officer in USS CHUNG HOON (DDG 93) and classmate from the US Naval Academy.