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Email Joel Hollon, District Military Liaison, at

Military Council Members

CDR John Godbehere--XO (Co-Chair)

CMC Craig Forehand--CMDCM

Mrs. Gloria Nettles--Ombudsman

Mr. Jason Bortz--Public Affairs Officer

Mrs. Carissa Bergosh--School Liaison Officer

Mr. Steve Marcanio--Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction (Co-Chair)

Mr. Paul Fetsko--School Board Member, District 2

Dr. Michael Roberts--Director, Middle School Education

Mr. Joel Dean Hollon--District Military Liaison

Mr. Christopher McFarland--Coordinator, School Choice

Mr. Cody Strother--Coordinator, Marketing and Public Relations

Joint Military Council

The Joint Military Council for Education Excellence was established as a partnership between the Escambia County School District and Naval Air Station Pensacola in the Spring of 2020. Its mission is: Improving educational services and communication between the Escambia County School District and military families.

The Military Council convenes quarterly to address topics of mutual interest and to solicit input from community stakeholders, including military families.

Medal of Honor Recipient Takes Note of BELLVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Students' Actions

Teachers and students were humbled and elated to receive word that a class project to honor our nation's veterans received recognition from one of only two living World War II Medal of Honor recipients--Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) Hershel "Woody" Williams. 

Details of this story were discussed at the March 4, 2021 Military Council meeting. This heart-felt email thread between Woody and Bellview Middle School staff recounts the impact that BMS students had on him while he paid a visit to Pensacola's Veterans Memorial Park in November, 2020.

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Upcoming Council Meeting Dates

July 21, 2022, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: Spencer Bibbs Center, Room 104

October 20, 2022, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: B.T. Washington High School, Media Center

March 2, 2023, 5:00-6:30pm, Location: Bailey Middle School, Media Center

May 4, 2023, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: TBD

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4/8/21 3:09 PM