KOR Chapter Officers

Mitch Eisenberg LCDR USNR

Chapter 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 he 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.

Chapter Vice- President Kristen Daniels Class of ’02

Kristen Daniel
Class of 2002

Kristen Daniel graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in German.  Upon graduation, she served on the USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) in Pearl Harbor, HI as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Legal Officer.  After qualifying Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and finishing Navy Nuclear Power School and Prototype in Charleston, SC, she was stationed in San Diego, CA as a Propulsion Plant Watch Officer on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76).  She later served a final shore tour in Bahrain before resigning her commission in 2010 and moving to East Tennessee to work for Tennessee Valley Authority.  At TVA, she earned her Senior Reactor Operator’s license for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (Units 1 and 2) and began to participate in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Chapter of the USNA Alumni Association.  In April of 2018, Kristen transitioned to a new job at Y12 National Security Complex and finished her training as a new Blue and Gold Officer for the greater Knoxville area.


Mark Kohring

Chapter Secretary-Treasurer Mark Kohring, 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