“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
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.
NCC Brian Smith
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.
PS1 Keith Cherry
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.
ETN1 Joshua Jones
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.
NC1 Michael Rogers
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.
MM1 Andrew Crosswhite
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.
FCA2 Thessa L. Reed II
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.
CTN2 Riley Bufford
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.
PS2 Brandon C. Chandler
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.