Blue and Gold Officers (BGOs)

Blue and Gold Officers (BGOs) are “field representatives” of the Admissions Process at the United States Naval Academy who cover a specific geographic area, usually defined by high schools. They encourage exceptional individuals to seek a naval career through the Naval Academy and other officer-accession programs.

BGO Area 211 Coordinator: CDR Rich O’Sullivan, USN (Ret)  email:

Deputy Area Coordinator: CDR Doug Conkey, USN (Ret) email:

Area Executive Assistant: Kit Washburn email:

BGOs/email/schools assigned:
1. Robert Allen/  /Baldwn Middle-Senior HS, Ed White HS, Baker County Sr HS, Jacksonville Christian Academy, Bishop John J Snyder HS, Oasis Christian Academy
2. Enochia Anderson/ /Harvest Christian Academy, Terry Parker HS, Greenwood School, Stanton College Prep School, Duval Charter High-Baymeadows
3. Doug Conkey/ /First Coast Christian Academy, Fleming Island HS, Saint Johns Country Day School, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
4. Patrick Cooper/  /First Coast HS, Sandalwood Senior HS, University Christian School, Duncan U. Fletcher HS, Cornerstone Christian School, Lone Star HS
5. Patrick Eliason/  /Alexandrian School, William M Raines Senior HS, Pablo Academy, Eagles View Academy, Berean Christian Academy, Creekside HS, San Jose Preparatory HS
6. John Giffin/ /West Nassau HS, Fernindina Beach HS, Ogburn School, Hilliard Middle-Senior HS, Nassau Christian Schools, Yulee HS, The Blake School, Corinth Christian Academy, Life Christian School, Faith Christian Academy NE FL Inc, Lindisfarne Hall
7. Thomas Grady/ /Ridgeview HS
8. Elizabeth Horne/ /Providence School, Parsons Christian Academy
9. Jesse James/ /Clay HS, Victory Christian Academy, Allen D. Nease HS, Arlington Country Day School
10. Josh Kristoff/ /Paxon School for Advanced Studies, West Meadows Baptist Academy, Foundation Academy
11. Chris Landon/ /Monument Christian Academy, Bolles School, Frank H Peterson Academy Tech, Potters House Academy, Heritage Christian Academy, Citizens HS, Oakleaf HS, Highpoint Christian Academy
12. David Lundahl/ /Andrew Jackson Sr HS, Faith Academy, Jean Ribault Senior HS, Robert E. Lee HS, Beaches Chapel School
13. Andrew Patterson/ /Samuel W Wolfson Senior HS, Bartram Trail HS
14. Rob Pinataro/ /Englewood HS, Trinity Christian Academy, Orange Park HS
15. James Ransom/ /Bishop Kenny HS, Darnell Cookman Middle/Senior High, Ponte Vedra HS
16. Nadia Tepper/ /Atlantic Coast HS
17. David Thompson/ /Saint Augustine HS, Saint Joseph Academy, Pedro Menendez HS, Matanzas HS
18. Patrick Thurman/ /Middleburg HS, Bradford HS
19. Ryan Trespalacios/ /Florida Gateway College, Branford HS, Fort White HS, Freedom School, Columbia HS, Tabernacle Baptist Schools, Lafayette HS, The Oaks Private School
20. Valerie Tucciarone/ /Mandarin HS, Westside HS, Mandarin Christian School
21. Kit Washburn/ /Episcopal of Jacksonville
22. Seth Wilkins/ /Suwannee Senior HS (+6 other schools in Lake City area)