CAO: Enrique Acosta Gonzalez
Enrique serves as Chief Administrative Officer and is a Businessman, Veteran Advocate, Board Member, Non-Profit Administrator, Speaker, Mentor and Avid Volunteer. Over the past 20 years, Enrique has held numerous executive adviser and senior positions while serving in the United States Navy and civilian sector.
Through education and training, he helped strengthen the chain of command, providing sound decision support and creating open communication at all levels. Enrique also helped formulate and implement policies concerning morale, welfare, job satisfaction, discipline, and training of Navy and civilian personnel. His performance won him the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was named 2013, 2014, and 2017 Mentor of the Year, and recipient of the inaugural 2014 Chief John Dungan Jr. Oceanographer of the Navy Award. He was also awarded The Arnold Fletcher Award and inducted into the SALUTE National honors society for his academic achievements.
Enrique remains involved in the Armed Services as an active volunteer for various projects and non-profits, earning him the esteemed Bronze, Silver and Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award.
He graduated from the Command Leadership Course, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, holds an A.S. from Excelsior College, a B.A. in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Thomas Edison State University, and is currently completing his M.B.A with Herzing University.
Enrique is involved in several national and local organizations; namely Veterati, the Orlando Veteran’s Closet, CFDC Veterans Business Initiative (VBI), Camaraderie Foundation Mentor Leadership Program, and Navy League of Central Florida.