JON P. SKRODER
Senior Chief Petty Officer Skroder is a native of New Braunfels, TX. He joined the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) for the United States Navy his Junior year and graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1993. He received recruit training at RTC San Diego with follow on “A” School for the AZ rating in Meridian, MS.
His first assignment was NAWS China Lake, CA from December 1993 until December 1996. In December 1996, he was assigned to Pacific Missile Range Facility where he decided to pursue a rate change to AW via the SCORE program. In May of 1999, he began his aircrew training in Pensacola, FL. His training included Aircrew School, SAR School, and AW “A” School with follow-on SERE school in Kittery, ME.
In December 1999, he reported to HSL-40 to complete the FRAC training for the SH-60B. After completion, he reported to HSL-42 to start his new career as an AW. During this assignment, he completed two MED/MEF deployments aboard the USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Monterey (CG-61) respectively. He also attended advanced tactical training at NSAWC to become a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI).
In December 2003, he reported to the Weapons and Tactics unit where he became a plank holder for the first Seahawk Weapons School. During this tour, he was selected, initiated, and pinned to Chief Petty Officer. In December 2006, he reported to HSL-48 as the Aircrew LCPO. During his time here, he also performed as Operations LCPO, Paraloft LCPO, and assisted detachments with ship integration during Week One Work-ups (WOWU).
In December of 2009, he returned to the Weapons School to assume the position of Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) and to perform as a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI) to qualify squadron detachments for deployment. He also attended MH-60R CAT II FRAC training to become one of the first MH-60R qualified tactics instructors.
In May 2013, he reported to HSL-37 as the Aircrew LCPO. During this tour, he deployed on the USS Michael Murphy DDG-112 in support of the 7th Fleet operation, assisted in the squadron’s transition from HSL to HSM, and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer. In July 2017, he was assigned to HSM-40 Mayport, FL where he served as Training Department LCPO.
In Feb 2019, a member of the My Military Financial Family introduced him to the opportunity this company offers with the M5 loan and asked if he would like the opportunity for spreading the word to fellow active duty and veterans eligible.
“Because of my retirement from Naval service in June 2019, I appreciated the opportunity presented and was especially excited to find a way to continue interaction with military members. With this opportunity, came more than I would ever imagine. The Chief of Operations position became available and I was accepted to represent this company to continue the best service available to active duty and veterans. I am very proud to be a part of this company and help its growth by assisting my fellow military members to achieve their dream.”