Meet the Instructors

       Senior Naval Science Instructor - LCDR Mike Consoletti

LCDR Mike Consoletti was born in Rolla, Missouri in 1962.  He graduated from  High School in Williamsport, Maryland in 1980.  He attended the University of Cincinnati, studying Aerospace Engineering.  After graduation, he accepted a job with Lockheed-Georgia as a Propulsion Engineer in Marietta, Georgia.  He was selected for the United States Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and received a commission as an Ensign in April 1988.  He attended Primary Flight School with VT-27 in Corpus Christi, Texas flying the T-34C Turbomentor.  After selecting helicopters, he flew the H-57 at HT-18 at Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.  He was winged as a Naval Aviator in April 1989.  He was selected to fly the SH-3H Sea King Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter and trained with HS-10 in Jacksonville, Florida.  He was assigned to the HS-8 Eightballers at Naval AIr Station North Island in Coronado, California and married Susan Berggren in 1991.  After a cruise with the USS Independence, CV-62, and participating in Operation Desert Shield, HS-8 transitioned to the SH-60F and performed workups on the USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70.  LCDR Consoletti transferred to VT-2 in Pensacola as a fixed wing flight instructor on the T-34C Turbomentor.
After redesignating into the Training and Administration of Reserves (TAR) community, LCDR Consoletti transferred to Naval Air Reserve Santa Clara in Mountain View, California where he served as the Administrative and Legal Officer while flying the C-12B twin engine transport.  He transferred to the Minutemen of VR-55 at Point Mugu, CA in 1999, served as the Administrative and Operations Officer while flying the C-130T Hercules.
                           LCDR Consoletti remained at Point Mugu until his retirement in 2007 doing tours at Naval Air Reserve Point Mugu as the Reserve Program Director and Naval Base Ventura County as the Administrative Chief Staff Officer.  Upon retirement, LCDR Consoletti taught mathematics at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, California for one year before assuming the Senior Naval Science Instructor duties at El Camino Real Charter High School.  LCDR Consoletti and Susan currently live in Thousand Oaks and have two sons, Grant and Owen, who graduated from Oak Park High School in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

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