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 David Marschall
Cadet Battalion Commander

Cadet David Marschall graduated from Holy Family High School in Victoria, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Cadet Marschall participates in Ranger Challenge, Army Ten-Miler, Bataan Memorial Death March, and KU Ranger Buddy Competition.  

"ROTC has given me the opportunity to continue my academic advancement while also beginning my professional development. Due to my experiences and opportunities in ROTC, I am better prepared for my career in the United States Army."

Cadet Noah Gosswiller
Cadet Executive 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 Stephen Nelson-Juneau
Cadet Command Sergeant Major

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 Jacob Nelson
Cadet S-1 / Personnel

Cadet Yendoube Djene
Asst. Cadet S-1 / Personnel

Cadet Yendoube Djene graduated from Lycee d Endeignement Technique et Professionnel de Lome in Lome, Togo. He is attending St. Cloud State University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in French. Cadet Djene participates in Bataan, soccer, and is part of the International Association of Cultural Students.

"The quote 'A leader is a dealerim hope.' This quote changed my way to view myself as a future officer. I became more organized and serious about being a future leader in the United States Army."
 


Cadet Tyler Brakner

Cadet S-3 / Training

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 Cody Jacobson-Hanson
Asst. Cadet S-3 / Training

Cadet Cody Hanson graduated from Buffalo Senior High, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cadet Hansen participates in Praise in the Pub, Community Kitchen, and is the Students Art Store Operations Manager.

"ROTC has provided me a unique chance to develop my personal, student, and leadership skills; and have an amazing group of talented friends. I have pushed myself physically, emotionally, and mentally farther than I ever thought I could; shaping the fundamentals of who I am, what I believe in, and what success looks like."

Cadet Devin Nanik
Cadet S-4 / Logistics

Cadet Devin Nanik graduated from Bret Harte High School, CA. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cadet Nanik participates in KU Ranger Buddy and is on the Saint John's Wrestling team.

"ROTC has taught me the importance of professionalism, task organization, and building relationships with others in order to maximize efficiency".


Cadet Hannah Warner
Cadet S-5 / Public Affairs

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 Zachary Eich 
A Company Training Officer

Cadet Zachary Eich graduated from Saint Francis High School, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Science in Physical Science. Cadet Eich participates in Bataan, Army Ten Miler, and loves volleyball.

"ROTC has done great things to teach and mentor me to be a future Officer in the Army. The Cadets involved in the Fighting Saints Battalion are some of the best, maintaining the caliber of those before them."
  


Cadet Andrew  Blasczyk

B Company Training Officer

Cadet Andrew Blasczyk graduated from Annandale High School in 2004. He is attending St. Cloud State University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Cadet Blasczyk participates in Color Guards and previously served in the Active Army as an enlisted Soldier.

""ROTC has given me great friendships and leadership knowledge that I'll always have with me. It has brought confidence in my decision making abilities. I find myself not to take charge and lead in situations outside of ROTC when others seem hesitant to make decisions or troubleshoot an issue. I feel ROTC changes it's participants from sheep into sheepdogs. ROTC really fosters an environment conductive to developing and unearthing the best leadership qualities of the young men and women who participate."


Cadet Amanda Hillyer 

A Company Commander


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. 


Cadet Tomas Hofmann 

B Company Commander

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 Miya Stewart

B Company Cadet Recruiting Operations

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 Joseph Reamer

Chief of Situational Training Exercise (STX) Committee

Cadet Joseph Reamer graduated from St. Thomas Academy, MN. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Cadet Reamer participates in Ranger Challenge, Army Ten-Miler and Bataan Memorial Death March. 

"ROTC has made me a more physically and mentally prepared person and leader."  


Cadet Isaac Witt

Chief of Land Navigation Committee

Cadet Isaac Witt graduated from River Falls High School, WI. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Cadet Witt participates in Bataan, KU Ranger Buddies; and intramural dodgeball and softball.

"Joining the Army ROTC program at SJU was easily the best decision I have made in my life. The quality of cadre and legacy of the Fighting Saints Battalion offers cadets incredible opportunities that most ROTC cadets never get to experience."


Cadet Garith Scherck

Chief of Regimental Orders Committee

Cadet Garith Scherck graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School, WA. He is attending St. John's University where he plans on receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cadet Scherck participates in intramural soccer and is the Vice-President of the Knights of Columbus.

"ROTC has assisted me in becoming a better leader and given me the knowledge to succeed in my future role."  


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.