John Mark Clubb | MP – United States Marine Corps, Naval Flight Officer – United States Navy | Lima Charlie News
After serving 22 years in the military, John Clubb fulfilled his lifetime dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot in 1998. He has worked for a major airline flying the 737, 757, 767, and Airbus 320 aircraft ever since. A Louisville, Kentucky native, John enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school. He served 4 years in the Marine Corps Reserve as a field Military Policeman while attending Eastern Kentucky University earning a management degree in 1983. After graduating from college and obtaining an honorable discharge from the Marines, he attended Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola Florida earning a commission as an officer in the United States Navy in 1983.
After commissioning he attended Navy Flight School and the E-2C Hawkeye Replacement Training Squadron at Naval Air Station Miramar earning his Naval Flight Officer wings in May of 1985. Over the next three years he was a Naval Flight Officer part of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 114 (VAW-114) attached to Air Wing 15 and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). After leaving his squadron, he was stationed at the University of Minnesota as an NROTC instructor teaching midshipmen Naval History and Navy Weapons Systems. He left active duty in 1991 and served the remaining of his navy and military career at various reserves centers and flying assignments throughout the U.S. retiring in 2000 after 22 years of military service. In his off time from flying airplanes, John is an author, business owner, screenwriter, short story teller, playwright, competitive rower and father.