Class: 1970Inducted: 2005
Ronald Levoid Casey was born in 1952. He grew up in Boston Way Village and attended Bangs Avenue School. At Asbury Park High School he was the Student Council President and was awarded 7 Varsity Letters in Cross Country and Track. He won 3 Varsity Letters each in Chorus and Band, and was All State Chorus in 1970, Ronald Levoid Casey was appointed to the United State's Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, by Congressman James Howard, where he graduated in June of 1975. He currently is the daily operations and facilities manager for a 50,000 member no-profit organization, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.
He had a distinguished military career, serving as Surface Warfare Officer, and was a Communications Officer, Legal Officer and Navigator aboard the USS Concord. During his commission with Naval reserves, he reached the level of commanding officer of his reserve unit. He was the first naval reserve officer to support Desert Storm in Europe as a member of the Naval Investigative Service, the agency where he served for 23 years.
Ronald Casey is a founding member of the "Think Big" mentoring program at the Pointer Ridge Elementary School, which is modeled after Dr. Ben Carson's Foundation. He is on the executive steering committee for the Naval Academy Admissions Outreach Program. He is the staff representative to the Admissions Standing Committee for the Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees. He is also the National Historian for the National Naval Officer's Association.
He won the Military Honor of "Battle Efficiency E Award" in 1979, given the best Cruiser in the Atlantic Fleet. In 1995 he won the Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding performance as an executive officer. In addition, he won the following Civil Service Awards: Sustained Superior Service Award, 1996-1999 and 2001-2003. These were for managing the Family Liasion program for NCIS HQ and managing the Criminal operations undercover/surveillance unit.
Ronald Levoid Casey has been published in Shipmate Magazine 2004 for his article on the integration of African-Americans at the US Naval Academy and the support provided by Ms. Lillie Mae Chase (deceased), an Annapolis resident.
His favorite inspiration quote in Philippians, 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."