Current Leadership


 Master Sergeant (Retired) Eric H. Avery


Master Sergeant (Retired) Eric Houston Avery is currently serving as Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) of the SC-873 rd . He served as Advance Aerospace Science Instructor from 2006 to 2018. He was recognized as an Outstanding Instructor for eight years. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He served honorably in the United States Air Force and retired after more than 20 years of service. He is married to the lovely Linda Avery, they have been married for 28 years. They have two sons Jonathon and Mark they both reside in Las Vegas, NV. He has one daughter in law Shavontae. He has three awesome and AMAZING grandchildren, Sean, Jace and Ariana.

Life’s quote: “Do what you gotta do know so you can do what you wanna do later”

Education: 1991 – Associate Degree in Personnel Management from Community College of the Air Force.
1993 – Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Leo College
2004 – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Morris College
2015 – Master of Education in Administration and Leadership from Concordia University

Community Involvement: Eric is totally involved in the community serves as Deacon, Couple’s Ministry Leader, Armed Forces
President, and President of Athletics Ministry at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter SC. He
has volunteered many hours to youth in the community as coach and mentor. He is Chairman of the
MH Newton Family Life Center Board. He organized numerous groups to conduct community
projects to help elderly and under privileged youth. He earned the Sumter Military Citizen of the Year
Award.


 Master Sergeant (Retired) Michael Selle


Master Sergeant (Retired) Michael Selle is currently serving as Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) of the SC-873 rd . He was born in East Saint Louis, ILL. He served honorably in the United States Air Force and retired after more than 24 years of service. He has two children Jennifer who resides in Indian Land, NC and Christopher who resides in Sumter. He has two granddaughters Ryley and McKenna Glahn.

Education: 1995 – Associate Degree in Aerospace Ground Equipment from Community College of the Air Force.
1999 – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management from Saint Leo College
2010 – Master of Social Services from Capella University

Community Involvement: Michael is totally involved in the community serves as Stewart for his Church. He has volunteered many hours to youth in the community as a mentor. He officiates High School to youth sports for baseball, volleyball and basketball.


History of Crestwood High School JROTC