Cadet Battalion Staff

Students First, Cadets Second, Successful Always
Interested in finding out what other Cadets think of the Fighting Saints ROTC Battalion? Here's where you can learn about the ROTC experience from motivated students just like you.

 


Cadet Mark Francour
Cadet Battalion Commander

Cadet Mark Francour graduated from Onamia High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Business. Cadet Francour participates in Ranger Challenges, Bataan and KU Buddy Ranger Competition.

"ROTC had taught me to lead from the front in not only ROTC but in the classroom. The experiences and lessons I have gained in ROTC will stay with me throughout my Army career. "

 


Cadet Luke Loso
Cadet Executive Officer

Cadet Loso attended Apollo High School in St. Cloud, MN. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physics at St. John’s University. Loso has participated in Ranger Challenge and Bataan.

“ROTC has developed me into a better leader and a better person. It has instilled values and discipline into me that other organizations could not.” 

 


Cadet Tomas Hoffman
Cadet Command Sergeant Major

Cadet Tomas Hofmann graduated from Spring Lake Park High School, MN. He is attending St. Cloud State University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Cadet Blasczyk participates in Color Guards and previously served in the Active Army as an enlisted Soldier.

"ROTC has helped develop me into the professionally trained soldier I am today."

 


Cadet Rachel Boerner
Cadet S-1 / Personnel

Cadet Rachel Boerner graduated from Weatherford High School in Weatherford, TX. She is attending the College of Saint Benedict, where she plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition. Cadet Boerner participates in the CSB/SJU Chamber Choir, composes for the CSB/SJU Theater Department, and is a member of German Club.

“ROTC has taught me the importance of using creative problem solving skills to overcome any obstacle that stands in your way."



Cadet Miya Stewart
Cadet Asst. S-1 / Personnel

Cadet Miya Stewart graduated from Highland Park High School, MN. She is attending St. Cloud State University where she plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."  

 


Cadet Jacob Dobesh

Cadet S-3 / Training
 

Cadet Dobesh attended Saint Thomas Academy, MN. He is involved in trapshooting, hockey, volleyball and softball on campus. He also enjoys water sports and basketball. He is attending St. John’s University where he plans on earning a Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Leadership.

“Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity” –Carl Von Clausewitz

 


Cadet Tyler Brakner

Cadet S-4 / Logistics

Cadet Tyler Brakner graduated from Bemidji High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Business. Cadet Brakner participates in Ranger Challenge and is a volunteer for the Saint John's Fire Department.

"ROTC has also shown me that with hard work and perseverance, the sky is really the limit to what you can accomplish as a team and as an individual.  It has also been very rewarding to learn first hand what the benefits are of good leadership can do to create a successfully organization." 

 


Cadet Micayla Westendorf
Cadet S-5 / Public Affairs
 

Cadet Westendorf attended Proctor High School in Duluth, MN. She currently runs track at the College of St. Benedict and participates in intramural volleyball, volunteering as a Special Olympics swim coach, and is a First Years Forward Freshmen mentor. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a pre-medicine concentration. Cadet Westendorf participates in Ranger Challenge. 

“ROTC has given me the tools to become a better leader while providing me with experiences to challenge myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.”

 


Cadet Joseph Gresback
A Company Training Officer
  

Cadet Joe Gresback graduated from River Falls High School in River Falls, WI. He is attending St. John’s University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Cadet Gresback participates in Ranger Challenge and Bataan. 

“ROTC has given me the opportunity to meet lots of exceptional people and gain experiences most college students never receive. It has taught me how to be a leader among my peers and how to thrive in stressful situations while working with others."

  


Cadet Noah Gosswiller

B Company Training Officer

Cadet Noah Gosswiller was homeschooled and graduated in MN. He is attending St. Cloud State University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Cadet Gosswiller is a Field Training Officer for St. Cloud State University Public Safety in is a member of the Army Ten-Miler and Bataan Teams.

"ROTC has taught me leadership skills, confidence in working with other people as well as confidence in myself, its helped me push myself to places I never thought I would be at, something like that.

 

Cadet Kenley Johnson
A Company Cadet Recruiting Operations

 Cadet Johnson attended Browerville High School in Browerville, MN. On campus, she is involved in softball and basketball intramurals and played the trumpet in the Symphonic band. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the College of St. Benedict. Cadet Johnson is participating in the SMP program with the USAR, 367th EN BN in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

ROTC has been an amazing experience. Being in the program has taught me to be a better leader in some of the most difficult situations. But, most importantly, I have learned lessons that will last a lifetime.”]

 


Cadet Hannah Warner

B Company Cadet Recruiting Operations

Cadet Hannah Warner graduated from Warner Home School, MN. She attends Saint Cloud State University where she plans to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. Cadet Warner participates in Color Guards.

"Army ROTC has taught me how to work within a time constraint and how to prioritize my workload." 

 


Cadet Stephen Nelson-Juneau

Chief of Situational Training Exercise (STX) Committee

Cadet Stephen Nelson-Juneau graduated from Blaine High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Phsychology. Cadet Nelson-Juneau participates in the SMP program with the Minnesota National Guard.

"ROTC has taught me about effective leadership and pushing myself beyond limits, physically and mentally. I participated in Ranger Challenge my MSI,II, and III years and I also gain a wealth of tactical and basic soldier skills." 

 


Cadet Amanda Hillyer

Chief of Land Navigation Committee

Cadet Amanda Hillyer graduated from Lakeview South High School, MN. She is attending the College of Saint Benedicts where she plans on receiving Bachelor of Science in Physical Science. Cadet Hillyer participates in Chamber Choir and is the president of the female a cappella group Dynamics.

"ROTC has taught me how to be a better leader. It has taught me how to lead my peers and how to use my leadership style in the best way possible. I have had to overcome my fair share of obstacles but the friends I have made in this program and the things I have been able to do with them have made everything worth it." 

 


Cadet Colin Charpentier

Chief of Regimental Orders Committee

Cadet Colin Charpentier graduated from North Branch Area High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Accounting/Auditing. Cadet Charpentier participates in Bataan and Army Ten-Miler. 

"ROTC has taught me how to be a better leader and makes me confident that I am well equipped to handle many things in the work environment."


Cadet Katherine Hamand

Chief of First Aid Committee

Cadet Katharine Hamand graduated from Eastview High School, MN. She is attending the College of Saint Benedicts where she plans on receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Cadet Hamand participates in the Army Ten-Miler.

"ROTC the best opportunity for one to get invaluable leadership experiences and these experiences are something one can use throughout their life."


Cadet Colin Charpentier

Army Ten-Miler & Bataan Team Captain


Cadet Colin Charpentier graduated from North Branch Area High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Accounting/Auditing. Cadet Charpentier participates in Bataan and Army Ten-Miler. 

"ROTC has taught me how to be a better leader and makes me confident that I am well equipped to handle many things in the work environment."


Cadet Mark Francour

Ranger Challenge Team Captain


Cadet Mark Francour graduated from Onamia High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Business. Cadet Francour participates in Ranger Challenges, Bataan and KU Buddy Ranger Competition.

"ROTC had taught me to lead from the front in not only ROTC but in the classroom. The experiences and lessons I have gained in ROTC will stay with me throughout my Army career. "