Meet the volunteer adult officers in Sacramento Division and TS California. Here you will find a short bio, find out who is in charge of what, see their rank and know how to address them properly.

      I am the Commanding Officer for Sacramento Division and Training Ship California.  I served proudly in the United States Navy as a member of the United States Naval Nuclear Submarine Force.

Donald Herkal
Position: Commanding Officer (CO)
Sacramento Division & Training Ship California 
Rank: Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)
Proper Form of Address: CO, or Commander
donher74@gmail.com
(530) 415-2443

       As the Executive Officer, I assist the Commanding Officer in all decisions within the Unit. As the Administrative Officer, I am personally responsible for making all entries and updates in every cadet "Service Jacket" folder.  I track enrollment times and advancements to make sure that all cadets received the promotions and ribbons that they have earned.  I also make sure that all cadets are ready and qualified to attend any Sea Cadet Trainings.

Tina Azevedo
Position: Executive Officer (XO) & Admin Officer
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am, or Lieutenant Azevedo
SacDivXO@gmail.com

      I am the League Cadets'  Executive and Division Officer for Training Ship California. I am responsible for the mentorship and training of League Cadets (10 - 13-years-old). "The League" is my passion. Our instruction is the primer for everything that is required of our Sea Cadets (14 - 17-year-olds).  Drill weekends you can find me with the League Cadets. I am well versed in USNSCC Regulation. Attention to detail and instruction are my strengths. 

Cortney Kelleher
Position: XO & Division Officer of TS California 
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am, or Lieutenant Kelleher
TSCalifornia125@gmail.com

      I am the Medical Officer and can be found in Admin, often assisting during drill. l am happy to lend a watchful hand at Sea Cadet events. I am a certified Red Cross Lifeguard and Instructor. As an ER Doctor for Kaiser, my medical experience provides a valuable resource for the unit, trainings, and events. 

Lisa Keenly
Position: Medical Officer 
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am, or Lieutenant Keenly
      I am the Head Officer of the Galley. You can find me at drill in the galley.  Cadets will train and assist in planning, food preparation, cooking, and serve up to 150 cadets and officers each drill day. My experience in martial arts, Fire/Paramedic, Search/Rescue, and as a Red Cross certified Lifeguard make me a well-rounded asset to the unit.
Ron Kelleher
Position: Head of the Galley 
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
Proper Form of Address: Sir, or Lieutenant Kelleher
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Pam Witt
Position: Division Officer of Sacramento Division 
Rank: Ensign (ENS)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am or Ensign Witt
SacDiv125@gmail.com
 I am an assistant to the Admin Officer, helping drill weekends in the Admin office. Often I am the face behind the camera, taking pictures of our League and Sea Cadets during our unit drills, events, and trainings. Drill weekends you can find me in Admin.
Rose Han
Position: Personnel Officer
Rank: Ensign (ENS)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am, or Ensign Han
      My son was in the Sacramento Division and I fell in love with the program. I am currently a Chief in the US Coast Guard Reserves. I enjoy passing on what I learned during my 13 years serving in various Coast Guard boat units and supporting the cadets in any way I can. Drill weekends you can find me in Admin, or teaching cadets.
Ute Kavanaugh
Position: Unit Operations 
Rank: Warrant Officer (WO)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am, WO Kavanaugh or Chief Kavanaugh
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Kay-John Kavanaugh
Position: Supply 
Rank: Ensign (ENS)
Proper Form of Address: Sir or Ensign Kavanaugh
     I am the head coach for the Sacramento Division Cyber Patriot team. We participate in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition each year. I also help on drill weekends by assisting in supply, if you need me, check-in with the quarterdeck on drill weekends. I am happy to be a part of this program and here to help! 
Matt Foreman
Position: Supply / Cyberpatriot Coach
Rank: Ensign (ENS)
Proper Form of Address: Sir or Ensign Foreman
mattf_28@yahoo.com
      I am the Color Guard Officer for Sacramento Division & TS California. I will be the Escort Officer for most color guard events. I teach cadets Ceremonies and Honors and respect for our National Ensign.  I am a US Navy Veteran, having worked on aircraft, F-4 Phantoms and F-14 Tomcats. 
Mike O'Brien
Position: Color Guard Officer
Rank: Ensign (ENS)
Proper Form of Address: Sir, or Ensign O'Brien
tomcatlinerat@gmail.com
      I am the assistant to the Executive Officer for Sacramento Division & TS California.
Katie Bortoletto
Position: Admin Personnel
Rank: Instructor (INST)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am or Instructor Bortoletto
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Lilly Black
Position: Training Assistant
Rank: Midshipman (MIDN)
Proper Form of Address: Ma'am or Midshipman Black
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Sean Whitney
Position: Training Assistant
Rank: Instructor (INST)
Proper Form of Address: Sir or Instructor Whitney
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Jason Winkel
Position: Training Assistant 
Rank: Instructor (INST)
Proper Form of Address: Sir or Instructor Winkel