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Clayton Staton

Clayton Staton - Founder & President

Clayton is the Founder and President of The Cadet Corps. He has 33 years of combine military and civilian law enforcement experience. He is a United States Naval Veteran and served as a Senior Master-At-Arms at the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory on the facilities of NASA. He was later assigned to sea patrol within the navigation department aboard a fast attack nuclear-powered submarine. After being honorably discharged from active duty, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve where he served as the Training Officer for the 812th Military Police Company where he was responsible for training hundreds of soldiers.

Clayton is also a retired 23 year veteran and Detective of the New Jersey State Police. He served at several road duty stations and units including Newark Station (NJ Turnpike), Community Policing, High Crimes Patrol, Emergency Management, Recruiting, Background Investigations, Victim Services, Executive Protection, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Internal Affairs. Clayton trained thousands of sworn and non-sworn New Jersey State Police employees as the EEO Training Officer, and he supervised Detective Sergeants in Internal Affairs. His last assignment was the Assistant Unit Head of the Staff Inspection Unit which is responsible for conducting all Best Police Practices Inspections within the New Jersey State Police. Additionally, he is a Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) instructor for the State of New Jersey.

Clayton is presently a Regimental Officer at Maritime College where he supervise and mentors cadets who are trained to be Merchant Mariners or US Military Officers. Additionally, he manages partnerships for The Cadet Corps Corporation in several states. This includes Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Tennessee. He has received several awards for The Cadet Corps Programs which includes the City of Paterson City Council Award, State of New Jersey Governors Volunteerism Award, American Legion Passaic County and New Jersey Trooper of The Year Award.

Clayton completed leadership schools in the United States Navy and the New Jersey State Police. He also has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Passaic County Community College, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Peter's University, and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University.

Clayton is a member of the United States Submarine Veterans Association, Former Troopers Association, and the American Society Industrial Security International. Additionally, he is a Self-published science fiction author of, "Dayton The Beginning of The Apocalypse."  

Clayton has dedicated the rest of his life to work with our nations young adults.