Worcester (CL-144) Division
Lieutenant Koopman has been a member of the USNSCC for nine years and is formally a Petty Officer Third Class (SK3 (SS)), having served two years in the US Navy. Lieutenant Koopman is a former Chief Petty Officer of the unit.
Lieutenant Koopman is the XO of the Worcester (CL-144) Division. He encourages the cadets in his division to work towards success, both individually and as team members, in academic areas, physical fitness and community involvement so as to become better citizens.
During SK3(SS) Koopman’s Naval Career he has served onboard the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) from Feb 2007 to Jan 2008. During that time he made several underways preparing for the ships first deployment in 2007. He is qualified in Submarines and has been awarded various awards including, the Navy Unit Commendation, Battle "E", a Navy Expeditionary Medal, a National Defense Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, a Sea Service Ribbon, a Rifle Sharpshooter Ribbon, and a Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbon