Ropes Independent School District, Alumni of the Month
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose “Joey” Salas Jr. is currently serving in the United States Navy. He has been proudly serving his country for 19 years. He is presently stationed in Virginia but, will be transferring to Jacksonville, FL in the near future for a three year tour. Jose joined the Navy during his senior year as a student at Ropes High School. He left for boot camp 30 days after his graduation in 1997.
In the past 19 years Jose has lived in 2 states, been stationed at 7 commands (to include 3 aircraft carriers), he has been to 17 countries and has spent numerous months out to sea without seeing land for weeks in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.