Elliott Powell, Jr. is a retired U.S. Navy Captain who served in the Navy for 26 years. He commanded four ships during his tenure there, including the command of a minesweeper during Operation Desert Storm, with which he destroyed or cleared 16 mines. After his naval career he became the director of the White House Situation Room and served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in that capacity. Powell now serves as an 8thGrade U.S. History teacher in Southern California. He was named teacher of the year at his middle school in 2018.
Elliott’s favorite movie: Twelve O’Clock High
Movie Recommendation: The Caine Mutiny
If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bedby Admiral William H. McRaven
It’s Your Ship by D. Michael Abrashoff
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Wall of Honor
Pictured on the wall are four ships Elliott Powell, Jr. commanded during his tenure in the navy.