Capt. (ret) Todd Monroe, U.S. Navy
Todd Monroe was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy with a degree in Oceanography. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer and Naval Oceanographer during his 27 years of active service. He holds a dual Master of Science degree in Oceanography and Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Science degree in Hydrography from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of San Diego. Monroe served on a variety of sea tours. Highlights include participation in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, as well as Operation ENDURING FREEDOM immediately following 9/11. As an oceanographer, he was the first Officer in Charge of Fleet Survey Team at Stennis Space Center, MS, charged with developing small, rapidly deployable survey and field-charting teams to assure U.S. Naval access worldwide. Monroe returned to Fleet Survey Team in 2005 as its first Commanding Officer.
He retired from active duty on September 1st, 2013, and served as the executive director of the Wyakin Foundation from 2013-2015.