Johnny Green

Paul "Puck" Esposito
Captain, US Navy Retired


A native of Old Bethpage, New York Captain Esposito holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from Siena College and a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. A 30 year Navy veteran and aviator his career includes assignments with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15, Canadian Forces' Maritime Helicopter Squadron 423, USS Nassau LHA-4, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 3, and as the executive and commanding officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 5.
Assignments to shore and staff billets include, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 1, CHSWL Weapons Training Unit, Head Officer Promotion Plans, Chief Staff Officer CHSWL, and Executive Secretariat for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. He also served as Commander Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic, the largest and most diverse aviation wing in the U.S. Navy. Prior to taking over as director of the Auburn Veterans Resource Center he served as the Commanding Officer of the Auburn Tuskegee NROTC consortium.

Steve Barnard

Steve Barnard
VA Certifying Official

Assistant Director of the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center Steven Barnard used the Vietnam Era GI Bill and the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program to return to school to attain one of his two Bachelors of Science in Education degrees from Auburn University. He also utilized VA educational benefits to attain a Masters of Arts from Pepperdine University in Human Resource Management and a Master of Science from Troy State University.

Mr. Barnard has worked in several professional positions at Auburn University. For the past 12 years he has been the University School VA Certifying Official and a Financial Aid Advisor.

As a Retired Army Officer, Mr. Barnard has held various command, staff, and instructor positions in different types of combat, combat support, service school and garrison units in both stateside and overseas units in the Far East and Europe.

As a disabled veteran and a resident of Alabama before entering active duty, Mr. Barnard’s wife and two children have used the Alabama Disabled Veteran Dependent Scholarship Program to go to school and received their degrees.

Robyn Westbrook

Robyn Westbrook
VA Certifying Official

Robyn Westbrook was born at RAF Chicksands, UK. She spent her childhood years in San Antonio, TX and her teenage years in Dadeville, AL. Upon graduation from high school, she enlisted in the USAF in 2003 as an Information Manager and served 6 years. Her duty stations include McConnell AFB, Kansas, and the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 2005, she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She began working at the Auburn University Veterans Affairs Office in September 2009. In 2012, Robyn graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History with honors from Auburn University. She currently serves as the Auburn Student Veterans Association Advisor and enjoys assisting her fellow veterans in transitioning from military life to civilian life.

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