Craig Covert

Profile Updated: February 21, 2024
Craig Covert
Residing In: London, London, England, United Kingdom
Spouse/Partner: Andrea
Occupation: Federal Agent
Children: Michael - born 2014
Military Service: USMCR - Retired  
Yes! Attending Reunion

After graduation, I attended VMI our classmates Todd Sloan (my roommate during "rat year" in 1983), Dave Cochran and Greg Otey (we were roommates from 1984-1987). We all went on our separate ways after graduation and I beacme a Marine Corps Officer.

I left active duty after Op. Desert Storm (1992) and joined the reserves, spending occasional deployments in wonderful locations like Afghanistan and Iraq. I retired from the Marine Reserves in 2015 after a long and successful "part-time" military career.

In my 'civilian" job, I began my post-active duty life's work in 1992 as a Special Agent with the INS, spending 5 yrs with them in Atlanta before transferring to NCIS (yes, like the TV show!), where I stayed until 2007. Many duty stations and at least one more agency later, I eventually retired from federal law enforcement in 2016. I was recently "rehired" out of retirement by NCIS to work as an investigator for a limited 3 year contract in London, England, where my family is currently living.

My wife and I met through NCIS back in 1999 and have been fortunate to travel the world together. In 2014, we adopted our son at birth and named him after my brother Michael, Northside class of '82. Today, Michael is enrolled in the British School system and keeps us young. We anticipate moving back to the US upon my wife's retirement in the next year or so and living in Midlothian where we currently own a home.

School Story:

10 great memories from High School:

1. Showing up for the 1st day of advanced PE with Roger Manuel, and finding out both of us had accidentally been enrolled in Gymnastics!! Ms. Peters goaded us into staying by promising us at least a B if we gave it a shot, reminding us that we were in class with virtually all of the cheerleaders and gymnasts in school. Vicky Hicks was gracious enough to be my partner on the floor routine, but could have picked something better than Christopher Cross' "Sailing" as music! Roger and I were the luckiest guys in the school!
2. Traveling to Europe with Mr Brill and the AP English class and drinking my first Tequila worm in the London pubs.
3. Watching Paul Garst nearly electrocute himself in Physics class after sticking his car key into the electrical socket, then watching Coach Stewart have a meltdown!
4. Watermelon Runs at Coach Stewart's house at the start of Cross Country season. Pre-season workouts and after-school runs!
5. Heading to Ben Hansel's cabin for a weekend trip with Glenn Craig, Paul Garst, Kyle Richardson and others. The back of Ben's truck would have made a great setting for a Budweiser commercial at the end of that weekend.
6. Senior bus trip to Hungry Mother State Park and dinner theater and hanging out with Toni Herron, Kyna Lawson, and Bob Broyden;
7. "Escorting" a Pulaski runner into a crash landing between the corn stalks
on the Pulaski High School Cross Country Course - never a dull moment in Pulaski
8. Cruising Williamson Road in the orange '68 Camaro I shared with my sister kathy '83 and brother Mike '82.
9. Fishing on Carvins Cove with Billy Bohannon and renting a crappy rowboat; Bill finally ponied up and bought a motor. Only one of us was cheap, and it wasn't Bill.
10. Working at Burger King with '83 classmates Bill Bohannon, Steve Hall amd Kevin Collins on Williamson Road and handing out free milkshakes and fries through the drive through. I'll never forget when Karen Keith ran her Camaro into the drive-through drawer!

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