Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Joey M. Alonso, ISC(SW/AW), USN (RET)
Commanding Officer

Email: co@gulfeagledivision.org

Chief Joey Alonso retired in 2008, serving 22 years as a Navy Intelligence Specialist. After retirement, he worked for several “Three Letter” agencies until starting his own consulting firm in 2016. 

Chief Alonso’s Sea Cadet career started in 2013 as XO of Training Ship “John S McCain,” in Washington DC. His son Matthew started as a League Cadet at the same time and graduated from Sea Cadets in 2019 as a Chief Petty Officer.  He most recently served as Commanding Officer of Annapolis Division, which drills at the U.S. Naval Academy.  In 20 months, he lead Team Annapolis from 16 cadets to over 50, earning the USNSCC Chairman’s Award for Recruiting and Retention.

Chief Alonso holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Training Development, and he’s most proud of his Associates in Automotive Technology he recently earned with Northern Virginia Community College. He’s a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a licensed Middle and High School teacher in Virginia. He was also a middle school girls volleyball coach, proudly leading his team to the Loudoun County Championship in 2020.

Chief Alonso is a proud Rotarian and active member of the Punta Gorda Rotary Club.

Chief Alonso lives in Punta Gorda, FL with his wife Kathie… They share their home with three rescue dogs, Hardy, Eddie, and Maggie.  Their son, Matthew, is a Senior at Virginia Commonwealth University and their daughter, Molly, is a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin…. #gobadgers #gorams