After 20 years in the apparel. business in New York City, Capellaro earned a Master of Divinity from The University of The South in Sewanee Tennessee, was ordained a Deacon and then a Priest at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in the upper west side of Manhattan and served three parishes before being encouraged to seek employment outside Churchland. In hindsight Capellaro says it was better for everyone! He then went on to build a Real Estate business in Los Angeles before retiring to Tulum Mexico with his wife of 50 years, Bernadette and their Goldendoodle Yogi. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren all living in Los Angeles.
Captain, United States Navy (retired)
Distinguished Military Professor of Ethics, United States Naval Academy
Dr. Herbert holds a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College, and a Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Theory from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Herbert was commissioned as a naval officer in 1984 and served as a Navy SEAL with underwater demolition training. His operational tours include SEAL Platoon Commander assignments at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, SEAL Team EIGHT, and the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He served as Operations Officer of SEAL Team EIGHT, Executive Officer of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, and Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Commander at SEAL Team TWO.
Dr. Herbert served as Commanding Officer of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, Naval Special Warfare Unit THREE (Naval Special Warfare’s forward command in the Middle East) and the Naval Special Warfare Center (Naval Special Warfare’s training command).
Shore Assignments include Executive Assistant to Deputy Commander, United States Naval Forces Europe, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Information Operations, the Joint Staff, and United States Special Operations Command’s liaison to the United States Coast Guard.
Dr. Herbert is a backpacking instructor for NOLS and, prior to joining the faculty at the Naval Academy, served as Head of School for The Outdoor Academy, a semester school for high-achieving teens that focuses on character education, experiential learning, and leadership development.
Dr. Herbert is married to Gretchen S. Herbert, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (retired)