Armed Services for April 2, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by U.S. Navy -- Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Schulze, of Metairie, is one of the 1,140 members of the 'Flying Eagles' squadron that trains sailors to fly and maintain the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, shown.


A 2005 Archbishop Rummel High School graduate and Metairie native is serving with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the “Flying Eagles,” stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California.

Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Schulze is a legalman with the squadron and works with the Navy’s most lethal and versatile strike fighter aircraft, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

“My primary duty is to ensure that the rights are upheld for sailors if they are facing military legal action and advise the commanding officer on legal matters within the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” said Schulze. “I am also the administration department’s supervisor.”

The Super Hornet takes off from and lands on Navy aircraft carriers and is capable of conducting air-to-air combat as well as air-to-surface combat. It is approximately 61 feet long, has a loaded weight of 51,000 pounds and a maximum speed of 1,190 miles per hour.

“My job provides sailors with the opportunity to seek legal advice and get help for personal issues in minimal time to get them back to their day-to-day maintenance activities,” Schulze said.