KOR Chapter Officers


Rich Cataldi, CDR USN(Ret)

Chapter President Richard A. Cataldi, Class of ’69

Rich served for 24 years as a Carrier ASW pilot in S-2 and S-3 aircraft aboard USS Saratoga and USS Nimitz, call-sign “Goomba”.  His last tour of duty was back at USNA in the Leadership Department teaching Leadership and Strategic Planning.  He also coached the women’s soccer club and which he helped achieve varsity status the following year.  His experience and enthusiasm for teaching lead him to his follow-on careers, 10 years as a High School Junior ROTC Instructor and 9 years as a High School Advanced Math Teacher.  Rich is currently the Central Region Trustee on the USNAAA Board of Trustees and the East Tennessee Area Coordinator for the Naval Academy Information Program (Blue and Gold Officers).

Chapter Networking – East Tennessee USNA Information Officer Program Area Coordinator Richard A. Cataldi, Class of ’69


Mitchell Eisenberg USNR (JAG)

Chapter Vice President Mitchell Eisenberg Class of ’99

LCDR Mitch Eisenberg graduated from the Naval Academy, with Merit, in 1999, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics and four years of rugby injuries. He currently serves in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corp, Naval Reserve, as the Reserve Unit Military Justice Department Head supporting the Region Legal Service Office Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. Mitch served previously as a Surface Warfare Officer at sea in USS FORD (FFG-54) and in multiple shore commands prior to being selected for the Law Education Program. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut with honors in 2007 and a Master’s in National Security Law from George Washington University with highest honors in 2012. He served as a military prosecutor and as a legal advisor for Naval Station Norfolk, Navy Medicine West, and the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). He transitioned off active duty as the Officer in Charge, Code 40, Office of Judge Advocate General Code, in the summer of 2016.  He and his family live in Knoxville, Tennessee where works for a small legal firm specializing in criminal defense and boutique civil matters (primarily sports and entertainment). Mitch is also a Blue and Gold Officer for Eastern Tennessee.

Mark Kohring

Chapter Secretary-Treasurer Mark Koring, Class of ’73

Mark Kohring ’73, served in the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program as a submarine officer following graduation.  He served aboard USS HADDOCK (SSN621), USS FLASHER (SSN613) and USS GEORGE C. MARSHALL (SSBN654) between 1974 and 1983.  He was the Second Company Officer at USNA from 1979-1981.  He was commissioned in the Navy Reserves from 1983 to 1999 where he achieved the rank of Captain.  Mark worked as a nuclear safety engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1983 to 2015.  He has been the Secretary-Treasurer for the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Chapter since 2003.