John Brooks

Profile Updated: September 23, 2018
Spouse/Partner: None
Family: Nevin Nguyen-Tan (stepson), born 1989, married, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Hannah Brooks, b. 1998
Molly More…Brooks, b. 2000
Isabel Danshi Antinoph, b. 2001 (guardian of)
Yes! Attending Reunion
Current Homestead:

Yorktown, VA

Past Locations:

Mystic, CT (1992-2010)
Cambridge, MA (1991-1992)
Washington, DC (1988-1991)
Mystic, CT (1982-1988)
Miami, FL (1980-1982)
Cape May, NJ (1978-1980)

Exit from the Guard:


Exit Rank/Rate/Status:


Current Job/Duties:

Real Estate Agent

Past Jobs/Duties:

Real Estate Agent, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Newport News, VA
New London Development Corporation (1999-2010), Project Manager
USCG Civil Penalty Hearing Office, Boston (1997-1999)
Chief, Waterfront Branch, USCGA (1992-1997)
JFK School of Government, Harvard (1991-1992)
USCG HQ, Short Range Aids to Navigation (1988-1991)
C.O., USCGC REDWOOD (1986-1988)
Navigation Instructor, USCGA (1982-1986)
Ops, USCGC HORNBEAM (1978-1980)

Stories - Lies - Idle Boasts:

Have sailed to Bermuda more than 20 times (including 16 Newport-Bermuda Races). Most recent was 2014. I might be the only CGA grad to have done so many Bermuda Races. Got into triathlons, but haven't done any in a few years. Did a Half Ironman in 2007. Had heart surgery in 2011 for a mitral valve repair. Was able to run a half marathon 6 months later. Kind of late (compared to the rest of the class) to marriage and kids. Still have the kids, but not the wife. Thought my daughters would be sailors. Wrong! But they are wonderful, and both in college at VCU in Richmond. I keep an Alberg 30 sloop on the York River (VA). Come for a sail if you are in the area.

Academy Memories:

Sailing, Christian Fellowship, summer cruises, and sleeping in class.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 at 9:13 PM