Battalion Staff Positions

  • Redskins Battalion is comprised of:

    Commander

    Command Sergeant Major

    Executive Officer

    Adjutant (S-1)

    Security Operations Officer (S-2)

    Operations and Training Officer (S-3)

    Logistics and Supply Officer (S-4)

    Public Relations Officers (S-5)

    Company Commander

    First Sergeant

     

    Special Teams:  Air Rifle Team Commander and a Raider (Physical Fitness) Team Commander



  • Lieutenant Colonel Lindsey Patrick, 

    Battalion Commander

     

    This position is the most demanding in a cadet battalion. The cadet for this position is chosen based on demonstrated leadership ability and academic standing. The appointed cadet must be able to apply common sense and judgement in the solving of problems that affect the entire cadet corps. The battalion commander must be mature, willing to accept responsibility, and able to effectively delegate authority and supervise subordinates. The battalion commander controls the staff through the battalion executive officer and the companies through the company commanders, while maintaining the final approval authority in the cadet chain of command.

    • The specific duties of the battalion commander include, but are not limited to:

    • Command the battalion at all formations.

    • Prepare for and conduct the training of the battalion on drill days.

    • Maintain a direct and personal relationship with the staff and the company commanders.

    • Encourage the company commanders to communicate freely.

    • Designate staff officers to assist in the preparation, execution, and supervision of orders.

  • Major Zakia Brown

    Battalion Executive Officer

     

    The Cadet Battalion Executive Officer (XO) supervises, directs, and coordinates the cadet battalion staff to prevent overlapping efforts and to ensure that the commander's desires are understood and achieved. 

    The Battalion XO keeps the staff informed of the commander's policies and keeps the cadet battalion commander informed of the status of projects assigned to the staff. The XO assumes command of the cadet battalion in the absence of the Battalion Commander. 

     

    • The primary duties of the Battalion XO include, but are not limited to:

    • Organize the cadet battalion staff properly and ensure that it works as a team.

    • Inspect the work of the cadet battalion staff and make other inspections as directed by the cadet battalion commander.

    • Ensure that the battalion staff officers prepare and submit reports on time and that they are engaged in future planning.

    • Act as the commander of troops during ceremonies.

    • Ensure that instructions and orders issued to the cadet battalion are in accordance with the established policies of the cadet battalion commander; report all violations of orders to the cadet battalion commander.

  • Command Sergeant Major Ivy Stefanski

    Battalion Command Sergeant Major

     

    The Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM) is the principal Cadet enlisted assistant to the Battalion Commander. As the senior enlisted member of the Cadet Corps, the Command Sergeant Major supervises the other noncommissioned officers (NCOs) of the battalion and companies. 

    Specific duties of the CSM include but are not limited to:

    • Assist subordinate NCOs, the Battalion XO, and the Adjutant with administrative duties/details.

    • Advise and assist the Battalion Commander in all matters pertaining to the enlisted members of the Cadet Battalion.

    • Assist the Adjutant in the formation and alignment of the Battalion at all battalion formations.

    • Receive lists of absentees from the companies and submit them to the adjutant.

    • Supervise the color guard and all flag details. Ensure that Company First Sergeants submit their weekly flag details on time, post those rosters, and ensure that members selected for detail receive their notification slips prior to the assignment.

  • Captain Ashlyn Hill

    Adjutant

    (S-1)

     

    The Battalion Adjutant (S1) is the administrative assistant to the Battalion Commander. The Adjutant is also responsible for performing other administrative duties as assigned by the Battalion Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, or Instructor Staff. 

    The specific duties of the battalion adjutant include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist in aligning the battalion at all battalion formations.

    • Receive the report at battalion formations from the company commanders and receive the names of absentees from the sergeant major.

    • Plan for the conduct of special ceremonies in coordination with the operations and training officer.

    • Prepare and publish any orders necessary for the operation of the cadet battalion.

    • Maintain the qualification records and personal files on all cadets.

  • Captain Seanna Ford

    Security Officer

    (S-2)

     

    The Battalion S-2 assists the Battalion Commander and the instructor staff in matters pertaining to unit security and enforces the provisions of the security requirements for the battalion.

    The specific duties of the S-2 include but are not limited to:

    • Assist in making periodic inspections of the security of weapons (if available within the unit).

    • Make periodic inspections of the security of the supply room and equipment storage areas.

    • Make necessary on-the-spot corrections resulting from security inspections and keep the battalion commander and instructor staff informed.

    • In coordination with the S-1, report incidents that are prejudicial to good order and discipline, and submit reports to the instructor staff, the cadet battalion commander, and the executive officer.

    • Perform other duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff. For example, in some JROTC units, the S-2 may also be responsible for the information center and the duties of a public affairs officer if one is not assigned or for the duties of an ordnance officer if one is not assigned. 

  • Major Emmanne Oats

    Operations and Training Officer

    (S-3)

     

    The Battalion S-3 assists the Battalion Commander in the preparation, conduct, and supervision of all training activities of the Cadet Battalion. Additionally, the S-3 keeps the Commander advised on the progress of training within the battalion. 

    Specifically, the principal duties of the S-3 include, but are not limited to:

    • Prepare the weekly training schedules.

    • Select and designate cadet instructors in coordination with the instructor staff; post the weekly training schedules no later than one week in advance of training on all bulletin boards.

    • Assign areas for outdoor training and ensure classrooms are available and prepared for instruction.

    • Inspect the drill field prior to use by the battalion and prepare it for ceremonies.

    • Organize events such as reviews, parades, and extracurricular activities.

  • 2nd Lieutenant Coltin McCoy

    Logistics and Supply Officer

    (S-4)

     

    The Battalion Logistics/Supply Officer is responsible for the maintenance, security, record keeping, issue, and turn-in of all U.S. government property (except ordnance). The S-4 coordinates the securing of property with the S-2.

    Some of the duties of the S-4 include, but are not limited to:

    • Create a JROTC Clothing and Equipment Record for each cadet. Maintain all cadet supply records in proper order.

    • Maintain accountability of all equipment and supplies used by the unit.

    • Conduct periodic inventories of the on-hand supplies and equipment; submit weekly reports to the instructor staff on the availability of supplies and on the condition of equipment.

    • Maintain a running inventory of all supplies/property; determine supply requirements; and prepare requisitions for equipment and supplies required for the cadet battalion.

    • Issue clothing, insignia, and other supply items as directed by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.

  • 1st Lieutenant Aftyn Williams

    Public Affairs Officer

    (S-5)

     

    The Battalion S-5 acts as a conjunction of the Special Projects Officer and the Battalion Public Affairs (Information) Officer. This officer acts as the contact between the corps of cadets and all news media and student publications. This officer publicizes as many of the activities of the Army JROTC program as possible to create an outstanding image of the cadet battalion and to reinforce the image of the school. Some of the specific duties of the S-5 include, but are not limited to:

    • Maintain the cadet information board in the correct state showing news events of local, national, and international interest.

    • Plan and coordinate special projects as outlined by the Battalion Commander, Battalion XO, or the instructor staff.

    • Keep abreast of newsworthy events in the cadet battalion; prepare and distribute news releases, articles, or announcements on events of the JROTC program to appropriate news agencies. Submit all articles to the instructor staff for approval prior to their release.

    • Act as the Battalion's point of contact with the school newspaper and yearbook committees. Ensure at least one item of interest makes every publication of the school newspaper.

    • Make recommendations to improve morale and welfare of the Cadet Battalion.