Contact Us

MCPO Barry Crawford, USN (Ret)
Commanding Officer, POLA  
Email: (you must CC your home unit Commanding Officer on any email you send me)

No phone calls, please. If the subject requires a phone conversation, we can schedule a mutually convenient time.

Families and friends who wish to check in on their favorite cadet can do so by subscribing to our Facebook page, which is available at We'll do our best to update that page throughout the week with photos.

If a legitimate emergency arises at home during training, parents or unit COs may call our 24/7 duty cell phone and will reach an adult escort officer. (And please, this number is for true emergencies only.) Duty cell phone number: (617) 240-6361

PARENTS: You can rest assured that your child's safety, health, and well-being is our top priority.