Degrees and Certifications:
Lt. Commander Frank Starr
W. Frank Starr graduated from Frisco City High School in Monroe County and from Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland with an Associate of Arts in Business Management degree. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy upon receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and was subsequently awarded a Master of Science in Education degree from Old Dominion University in Virginia.
Mr. Starr was a career sailor who served 11 enlisted years and 11 years as an officer in the Navy. His tours of duty included two aircraft carriers and shore duty in Virginia, Maryland, Guam, Mississippi, and Florida. Upon retirement Mr. Starr worked for two years as an education consultant for the Chief of Naval Education and Training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Subsequently, Mr. Starr has taught Navy Junior ROTC for 12 years in multiple schools and served three years as the Assistant Commandant of Cadets at Marion Military Institute.
As a NJROTC air rifle team coach he has three times coached shooters who finished in the top eight in the nation. As an academic team coach his teams routinely finish in the top two percent nationally and three times his Brain Brawl teams have finished in the top five nationally. As an orienteering team coach his teams have placed in the top 14 nationally multiple times including winning the 2018 national championship!
Mr. Starr is an accomplished motivational speaker who has spoken publicly on a number of subjects, specializing in anti-DUI. For over 25 years he has provided presentations and also has helped produce, and was featured in, two professional anti-DUI training and awareness videos; one of which earned a Telly Award. Additionally, he served as the statewide vice president of Virginians Opposing Drunk Driving (VODD) for six years and was on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Incorporated for two years.
Mr. Starr has earned several civic awards, is a Kentucky Colonel, and is an honorary member of both the Kentucky and Alabama National Guard. He is married and has five children.