Charles Egiziano, an Air Force veteran, operates a salvaged Navy vessel and trains students enrolled at the…More University of California, Berkeley's Reserve Officers' Training Corps to sail it.
The vessel sails out of the Richmond Marina in Richmond, CA. His 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Fort Baker Maritime Group, is primarily funded by the Department of Defense and UC Berkeley. Occasionally, however, retired military personnel donate their time, money and equipment to his cause.
The Fort Baker Maritime Group is not really involved with the general public, but instead deals mostly in the extended veterans community in the Bay Area, the university and government.