The Navy Esports team poses for a team photo while displaying their official team jerseys at DreamHack Anaheim 2020

The official logo of Goats & Glory, the Navy Esports team“Glory is bleating, but obscurity is forever.”

Goats & Glory is up for any gaming challenge. The Navy’s esports team came together from the worlds of nuke ops, cryptology, aviation and more to celebrate their love of gaming. Though all 10 Sailors followed different paths, each filled a role that is essential to the Navy’s mission. Goats & Glory seeks to prove that in the esports world and the Navy, there is no such thing as a small role.


Meet Goats & Glory

LT Aaron Jones

Navy Job
Naval Flight Officer

Bio: Aka self-proclaimed team captain. LT Jones’ skills in the E-2 Hawkeye’s radar systems make him a pro at scanning his in-game environment in a second.

Navy Esports player LT Aaron Jones poses for a portrait.

NCC Brian Smith

Navy Job
Engineman (Prior)

Bio: When he’s not gaming, he’s chasing polar bears in Alaska. Out at sea, Former ENC Smith is responsible for moving the Navy forward by maintaining ships’ engines. When he’s in-game, his role is no different, keeping the team motivated from start to finish.

Navy Esports player NCC Brian Smith poses for a portrait.

PS1 Keith Cherry

Navy Job
Personnel Specialist

Bio: King of the old-school console. PS1 Cherry is all about helping people love what they do. His human resources skills pack a punch—which translates well into his powerful playstyle in classic fighting games.

Navy Esports player PS1 Keith Cherry poses for a portrait.

AZ1 Heather Roche

Navy Job
Aviation Maintenance Administrationman

Bio: Will jump into any game with you (and probably win). As a key player in flight support that helps our flight crew succeed in their missions, AZ1 Roche will never let a teammate down.

Navy Esports player AZ1 Heather Roche poses for a portrait.

ETN1 Joshua Jones

Navy Job
Electronics Technician - Nuclear

Bio: Every operation needs some brain power, right? ETN1 Jones uses strong math and science skills to harness the power of nuclear reactors for our ships. But when he’s gaming, he uses wit and cunning to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Navy Esports player ETN1 Joshua Jones’ portrait is classified.

NC1 Michael Rogers

Navy Job
Machinist's Mate (Prior)

Bio: Lucky enough to get Hawaii as his first duty station. In charge of mechanical repairs on all vessels in the fleet, former MM1 Rogers is a jack-of-all-trades. When he goes online, he uses his skills in multitasking to make sure his party is operating like a well-oiled machine.

Navy Esports player NC1 Michael Rogers’ portrait is classified.

MM1 Andrew Crosswhite

Navy Job
Machinist's Mate

Bio: When snipe meets “Call of Duty” sniper. MM1 Crosswhite is all about seeing the big picture of a machine’s system. That’s why his weapon of choice is a sniper rifle, and his preferred location is high above you and out of sight.


Navy Esports player MM1 Andrew Crosswhite poses for a portrait.

FCA2 Thessa L. Reed II

Navy Job
Fire Controlman

Bio: Can definitely handle the heat. No stranger to deadly weapons like 5-inch guns and the Tomahawk cruise missile weapon system, FCA2 Reed knows what it means to defend your turf IRL and in-game.

Navy Esports player FCA2 Thessa L. Reed II’s portrait is classified.

CTN2 Riley Bufford

Navy Job
Cryptologic Technician - Networks

Bio: Also thinks he’s team captain. CTN2 Bufford’s experience in offensive and defensive cyber operations have made him an expert at strategic gameplay.

Navy Esports player CTN2 Riley Bufford poses for a portrait.

PS3 Brandon C. Chandler

Navy Job
Personnel Specialist

Bio: From Bahrain to Japan, he’s always packing his bags to travel. In his day-to-day, PS3 Chandler leads people, helping them navigate the waters of professional life. He’s no different when gaming, leading his teammates to victory with a confident and calm demeanor.

Navy Esports player PS3 Brandon C. Chandler’s portrait is classified.



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