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Upland native to be first limited duty security captain in Navy Reserve history

Cmdr. David M. Garlinghouse

Cmdr. David M. Garlinghouse

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Hurd, CNIC Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2015) — An Upland, California, native will soon become the first limited duty security officer in Navy Reserve history to hold the rank of captain. Cmdr. David M. Garlinghouse, the reserve deputy force protection program director for Navy Installations Command reserve unit headquarters in Washington, was selected April 6 for the promotion.

“This is an amazing acknowledgment,” said Capt. Brian S. Hurley, the commanding officer of the reserve unit. “You could not have picked a better leader to lead this enterprise of law enforcement.”

Garlinghouse enlisted in the Navy in 1975 as a surface sonar technician. Aboard his first ship, USS Henry B. Wilson, Garlinghouse was the junior petty officer in his rating. Looking for increased responsibility, he went to his department head, who was looking for a nuclear weapons security petty officer.

“He told me, ‘You’re it,’” Garlinghouse said. “He dumped a manual on me and said, ‘Here you go. Learn everything there is to know about being a nuclear weapons security guy.’ And so I did!”

Garlinghouse went on to run the ship’s security alert team and was often picked for shore patrol when the ship pulled into port, joking that he had become known as the ship’s “permanent shore patrol”.

After the ship began a maintenance availability period at Naval Station San Diego, Garlinghouse was assigned to the base police force. There, he went through the police academy, and then requested to change technical career paths into the master-at-arms program. He took the exam, passed and then transitioned from sonar technician second class to master-at-arms first

In his last year on active duty, Garlinghouse was assigned to the Naval Station Long Beach criminal investigation division’s narcotics section. He worked as a plain clothes narcotics investigator and often testified at courts-martial. The defense attorney would often try to discredit him, he recalled.

“What law school did you graduate from?” the attorney would ask.

Garlinghouse did not have a law degree at the time, but he went on to earn one. Leaving active duty after six years, Garlinghouse used his GI bill benefits to earn his bachelor’s degree in political science from California State Polytechnic University, graduating –summa cum laude in 1985. As a scholarship student, he earned his law degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

With his juris doctorate in hand, Garlinghouse joined the Navy Reserve in 1989 as a master-at-arms first class.

“It was time to put a uniform back on,” he said. “Returning to the Navy as a reservist gave me the opportunity to pursue my civilian career options while still serving our great Navy.”

Garlinghouse was commissioned as a law enforcement and physical security limited duty officer in November 1994.

“This is what I had been shooting for all my life,” he said. “I always wanted to be a naval officer.”

Garlinghouse has been called back to active duty twice, first in 2001 in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom and again in 2008 for special work as the regional security officer for Navy Region Southwest in San Diego.

Garlinghouse, who expects to be promoted in fiscal 2016, now mentors over 150 reserve security officers and 4,000 reserve Sailors in the master-at-arms community. He is also now the senior law enforcement and physical security officer in the Navy Reserve and the entire Navy.

“It’s very humbling,” he said. “It’s one of those things where it’s hard to believe sometimes. It’s something that I never really imagined.”

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Art Institute of California-Inland Empire just wants one thing: AspIre

20140616-105212-39132616RIVERSIDE, CA- Art Institute of California- Inland Empire is launching “Aspire” an alluring fashion show event for a wide range audience on Saturday, June 13. Aspire will be held at the Downtown Riverside Main Street mall. The event starts at 7 p.m., followed by the start of the Fashion Show at 8 p.m. Student Designers will be showcasing their collections that correlate with the “Then, Now and Always” theme.

The Aspire Fashion Show “Then, Now and Always” is an inclusive theme that incorporates a wide range of designs inspired by different fashion eras. Art Institute students have developed their collections using their knowledge of fashion history and blending them with the most current trends. Their collections are not just for show, but to influence future fashion fads. In addition to the fashion show a unique opportunity will be given to local high schools to show off their talents as well. Local high school participants can win scholarship grants provided by The Art Institute.

The Art Institute Inland Empire campus provides an Associates and Bachelor’s degrees Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design Founded in 2006, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is part of The Art Institutes, a system of over 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing students with career- oriented curricula in areas of culinary arts, and various programs in design and media arts.

For more information please contact aspiretheshow@gmail.com, or call (909) 915-2189.

Obituary: Bertha Mae Chatman

Bertha Chatman

Bertha Chatman

Bertha Mae Chatman was born on March 30, 1930 and was called to rest on May 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her Father George Johnson, her Mother Mittie Lee Jones, her Husbands (Limmie Poole’, Lee Carter, Willie Fort, Lee Nettles and Joshua Chatman), her Sister Mary Lee Luckey and her Son Lonnie Poole’.

Bertha leaves to cherish her memory with her sister Queen Esther Jackson, her Children Freda Samuel, (Robert Samuel), Jacqueline Banks (Dwight Banks Sr.), and Andre’ Poole’, her Daughter-in-law Alesia James-Poole’ (Late Lonnie Poole’), 33 Grandchildren, 61 Great-Grandchildren, a host of Family, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The wake for Mrs. Chatman will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Colton Funeral Home located at 1275 N. La Cadena Drive in Colton. The Home Going celebration will be held on Friday, May 22 promptly at 10 a.m. at Life Changing Ministries Church located at 5395 North “F” Street in San Bernardino. The Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 21300 Via Verde Drive in Covina.