• Major Eric D. Cusick, U.S. Army JROTC Senior Army Instructor, Phone: (509) 258-4535 ext2119, e-mail: ecusick@wellpinit.org.    From the Wellpinit School District Web Site's homepage, Go to the Schools tab, Select High School tab, then select JROTC to see more about the Wellpinit JROTC Program, our Cadets, and our Calendar.
     
    Eric has had numerous assignments and duties as an officer in the U.S. Army.  While serving with the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Germany, Eric was a platoon leader, company executive officer, division protocol officer, assistant secretary for the general staff, and division support command materiel officer.  At his next assignment with the 7th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Ord, California, Eric was a company commander, battalion adjutant, battalion materiel officer, and battalion support operations officer.  Following this he then went on to Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia, where he served as a logistics staff officer.  His next assignment placed him in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he was assigned as the assistant corps support group operations officer, the division support command logistics and support officer, and a battalion executive officer.  His next assignment placed him at the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany.  At CMTC Eric served as a coach, teacher, and mentor for battalion support operations officers, battalion executive officers, and battalion commanders in planning and preparing for combat.  Eric then moved to Spokane, Washington, and served as Executive Officer for the Gonzaga University ROTC Program for five years.  Eric retired from the Army after 24 years and took on the challenge of JROTC Instructor at Wellpinit High School in the Fall of 2007. 
     
    Academic Degrees:  B.A. Communications from Central Washington University; M.S. Administration from Central Michigan University
                  
    Military Awards and Medals:  Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal,  Global War on Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Airborne Badge, and the Air Assault Badge
     
    Military Schools:  Air Defense Officer Basic Course; Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) Warfare Course; Ordnance Officer Advance Course; Logisticians Executive Development Advance Course; Combined Arms Serivce College; Command and General Staff College; Airborne School; Air Assualt School; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Course, Field Artillery Forward Observor Course,