Captain George Nolly

RFT 404: NAVAL AVIATOR/UAS EXPERT STEVE “BEAKER” BAXTER

RFT 404: NAVAL AVIATOR/UAS EXPERT STEVE “BEAKER” BAXTER

Steve planned to be a professional baseball officer, but met a navy recruiter and was recruited to be an anti-submarine officer on the P-3 aircraft. After four years as an enlisted crew member, he was commissioned and attended training in Pensacola, flying EA-6Bs. In 2012, Steve was the Chief of Staff of a Naval Strike Group, with 33 years in the navy, and then became a teacher after his retirement. He also remained as a navy instructor in graduate school. He also had two tours of duty in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) environment, working alongside air force personnel. Steve now serves as an electronic warfare Subject Matter Expert (SME) at Nellis Air Force Base.

Duration: 20 min

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