Reserve officers recognized


The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently recognized both Chief Petty Officers Curtis Clontz and Derek Nord, who are reserve officers with the Oakland Police Department. Clontz joined the Navy in 2000 as an air rescue swimmer. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal for an at sea rescue of six in the open ocean and two Air Medals for combat flight in Iraq. On Sept. 16, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and will be stationed at Navy Personnel Command until April 2017 with wife, Bethany, and daughter, Caroline. Nord joined the Navy in 1999 as an Air Rescue Swimmer and has been awarded seven Air Medals for Combat flight in Iraq. He was stationed in Norfolk, Va. from October 2000 until October 2013. Nord was promoted to Chief Petty Officer on Sept. 16, 2009 and to Senior Chief Petty Officer on June 15, 2014. He will be at Navy Personnel Command until November 2016 with wife, Anna, and daughters, Alexis, and Madison. ABOVE: From left are Oakland Police Chief Chris Earl, Nord, Clontz and Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman.