Connor Rieve is this year's National Boatswain for Sea Scouts, B.S.A. He is from Bethel, Connecticut and a member of Sea Scout Ship 110.
He has been in Boy Scouts since enrolling as a Tiger Cub in first grade, and joined Sea Scouts at the age of 14. He quickly rose through the ranks and became the Boatswain of Ship 110 from 2005 to 2007. He has attained the rank of Able and is currently working towards his Quartermaster. He has earned is Qualified Seaman and Small Boat Handler award. Connor has been active on the local, flotilla, and regional level. He has taught each year at the SUNY Sea Scout Training Day at Fort Schuyler, NY and attended the Presidents Day Sea Scout Training Weekend in Tabernacle, NJ as well as numerous council events. In the summer of 2006 he participated in Texas SEAL and earned the prestigious SEAL pin. He took first place in Deck Seamanship and placed third overall. He most recently served the Northeast Region as the Regional Boatswain.
In High School, he was a Cadet in the Naval Junior Reserves Officers Training Corp and served as the Weapons Office and Judge Advocate General. He rose through the ranks from Seaman Recruit to Petty Officer to Chief Petty Officer. He was then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as second in command as the Executive Officer of the unit. He received the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award for academic achievement, and in the summer of 2006 was chosen to attend as a SWAB on the summer training cruise aboard the United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle sailing from Newport, Rhode Island to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
While in high school he was a member of his church's youth group. Each summer, he spent a week on a mission trip that the church group sponsored. He worked on renovating a home for an elderly family, and made repairs to a house belonging to a handicap man and his family. In 2007, he participated in the Youth Services Opportunity Project working in a local homeless shelter in Washington D.C.
Currently he is a junior at Pennsylvania College of Technology, working on earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Residential Building Construction Management.