Joseph Komjathy is a science teacher in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In November 1999, the Federal Aviation Administration issued his license as a private aircraft pilot.
- From 2008 to 2016, he attended American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, USA where he earned his bachelor’s degree in space studies. In 2018, he graduated from the same university with a master’s degree in aerospace science.
- From June 2008 to June 2012, he worked as a department manager at the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) station in East Tawas, Michigan, USA.
- From June 2012 to June 2015, he was a senior advisor at the USCG station in Port Canaveral, Florida.
- From April 2013 to May 2015, he volunteered as a telescope operator at the Astronaut Hall Observatory at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, Florida.
- From June 2015 to June 2018, he was a first-line supervisor at the USCG station in Cheboygan, Michigan.
- From August 2016 to June 2018, he volunteered as a Headlands International Dark Sky Park education assistant.
- In January 2018, he joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a solar system ambassador.
- From July 2018 to March 2021, he was a first-line supervisor and specialist at the USCG station in Jacksonville, Florida.
- From December 2018 to December 2019, he was a American Public University System (APUS) – Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) chapter secretary.
- In April 2020, the Florida Department of Education issued his Florida Educator’s Statement of Eligibility for Temporary Educator’s Certificate. It will expire in April 2023.
- In April 2021, the Brevard Public Schools hired him. He started working for Stone Magnet Middle School in Melbourne as a science teacher.
- He was 40 years old when he was arrested on March 23, 2022. He was charged with one count of unlawful use of a two-way communication device and five counts of distribution of harmful material to a minor and booked into the Brevard County Jail in Cocoa. His bond was set at $300,000. Right after his arrest, Brevard Public Schools put him on administrative leave while he was in the process of being terminated.