• Joint Military Council

Contact Us

  • Reach out to the Council with your questions, comments, and suggestions for future topics!

    Email the NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office at pensacolapao@gmail.com, 


    Email Monica Willis, District Military Liaison, at mwillis2@ecsdfl.us .

Military Council Members

  • CDR John Godbehere--XO (Co-Chair)

    CMC James "Jim" Wallace

    Mrs. Gloria Nettles--Ombudsman

    Mr. Bruce Cummins--Public Affairs Officer

    Mrs. Carissa Bergosh--School Liaison Officer

    Mr. Denny Wilson--Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction (Co-Chair)

    Mr. Paul Fetsko--School Board Member, District 2

    Dr. Michael Roberts--Director, Middle School Education

    Ms. Monica Willis--District Military Liaison

    Mr. Christopher McFarland--Coordinator, School Choice

    Mr. Cody Strother--Coordinator, Marketing and Public Relations

  • The Joint Military Council for Education Excellence was established as a partnership between the Escambia County School District and Naval Air Station Pensacola in the Spring of 2020. Its mission is: Improving educational services and communication between the Escambia County School District and military families.

    The Military Council convenes quarterly to address topics of mutual interest and to solicit input from community stakeholders, including military families.

Medal of Honor Recipient Takes Note of BELLVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Students' Actions

  • Teachers and students were humbled and elated to receive word that a class project to honor our nation's veterans received recognition from one of only two living World War II Medal of Honor recipients--Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) Hershel "Woody" Williams. 

    Details of this story were discussed at the March 4, 2021 Military Council meeting. This heart-felt email thread between Woody and Bellview Middle School staff recounts the impact that BMS students had on him while he paid a visit to Pensacola's Veterans Memorial Park in November, 2020.



Upcoming Council Meeting Dates

  • August 3, 2023, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: NEW Pleasant Grove Elementary, Media Center

    October 26, 2023, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: TBD

    February 29, 2024, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: TBD

    May 2, 2024, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Location: TBD