BATTALION COMMAND AND STAFF

  • BATTALION COMMAND AND STAFF

    badge In the West Port High School U.S. Army JROTC Wolf Pack Battalion, cadets have been appointed to serve as battalion leadership and staff to fulfill designated responsibilities for our Corps of Cadets. Several of the key positions are highlighted as follows:

     

    Battalion Command | Battalion Staff


     

    BATTALION COMMAND

    Battalion Commander:

    C/LTC Landon Knight

    This position is the most demanding in a cadet battalion. The instructor staff chooses the cadet for the position based on demonstrated leadership ability and academic standing. The appointed cadet must be able to apply common sense and judgment in the solving of problems that affect the entire cadet corps.


    Battalion Executive Officer:

    C/MAJ Andrew Slaughter

    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 cadet 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 cadet battalion XO assumes command of the cadet battalion in the absence of the cadet battalion commander.


    Battalion Command Sergeant Major:

    C/CSM Brandon Jaglal

    The battalion command sergeant major 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.


    Company Commander, Alpha Company:

    C/CPT Cobin

    A company commander provides the why and how to accomplish the assigned mission. The must check and inspect to ensure that what needed to be done is being accomplished. They must be outstanding leaders with plenty of initiative. Company commanders do not wait for someone to tell them what to do; they think ahead and plan what is best for the company.


    Executive Officer, Alpha Company:

    C/1LT Quinn

    The company executive officet (XO) assists the company commander in the training of the company and performs such administrative duties as designated by the commander. The company XO should be well versed in all functions of the company and prepared to assume command of the company in the absence of the company.


    Company First Sergeant, Alpha Company:

    C/1SG Payano

    The company first sergeant is responsible to the company XO (if assigned) or to the company commander for administrative matters. The company first sergeant is responsible for company formations, submits absentee reports to the battalion sergeant major, checks all merits and demerits with the company commander before submitting them to the S-1, and keeps the company commander informed on all matters pertaining to health and welfare of the unit. The first sergeant assumes command of the company in the absence of all officers.


    Company Commander, Bravo Company:

    C/CPT Rodriguez, M.

    A company commander provides the why and how to accomplish the assigned mission. The must check and inspect to ensure that what needed to be done is being accomplished. They must be outstanding leaders with plenty of initiative. Company commanders do not wait for someone to tell them what to do; they think ahead and plan what is best for the company.


    Executive Officer, Bravo Company:

    C/1LT Martinez

    The company executive officet (XO) assists the company commander in the training of the company and performs such administrative duties as designated by the commander. The company XO should be well versed in all functions of the company and prepared to assume command of the company in the absence of the company.


    Company First Sergeant, Bravo Company:

    C/1SG Alizna

    The company first sergeant is responsible to the company XO (if assigned) or to the company commander for administrative matters. The company first sergeant is responsible for company formations, submits absentee reports to the battalion sergeant major, checks all merits and demerits with the company commander before submitting them to the S-1, and keeps the company commander informed on all matters pertaining to health and welfare of the unit. The first sergeant assumes command of the company in the absence of all officers.


    Company Commander, Charlie Company:

    C/CPT Wright

    A company commander provides the why and how to accomplish the assigned mission. The must check and inspect to ensure that what needed to be done is being accomplished. They must be outstanding leaders with plenty of initiative. Company commanders do not wait for someone to tell them what to do; they think ahead and plan what is best for the company.


    Executive Officer, Charlie Company:

    C/1LT Gomez

    The company executive officet (XO) assists the company commander in the training of the company and performs such administrative duties as designated by the commander. The company XO should be well versed in all functions of the company and prepared to assume command of the company in the absence of the company.


    Company First Sergeant, Charlie Company:

    C/1SG Vereen 

    The company first sergeant is responsible to the company XO (if assigned) or to the company commander for administrative matters. The company first sergeant is responsible for company formations, submits absentee reports to the battalion sergeant major, checks all merits and demerits with the company commander before submitting them to the S-1, and keeps the company commander informed on all matters pertaining to health and welfare of the unit. The first sergeant assumes command of the company in the absence of all officers.


    Company Commander, Delta Company:

    C/CPT Cruz-Soto

    A company commander provides the why and how to accomplish the assigned mission. The must check and inspect to ensure that what needed to be done is being accomplished. They must be outstanding leaders with plenty of initiative. Company commanders do not wait for someone to tell them what to do; they think ahead and plan what is best for the company.


    Executive Officer, Delta Company:

    C/1LT Padilla

    The company executive officet (XO) assists the company commander in the training of the company and performs such administrative duties as designated by the commander. The company XO should be well versed in all functions of the company and prepared to assume command of the company in the absence of the company.


    Company First Sergeant, Delta Company:

    C/1SG Tikaprasad

    The company first sergeant is responsible to the company XO (if assigned) or to the company commander for administrative matters. The company first sergeant is responsible for company formations, submits absentee reports to the battalion sergeant major, checks all merits and demerits with the company commander before submitting them to the S-1, and keeps the company commander informed on all matters pertaining to health and welfare of the unit. The first sergeant assumes command of the company in the absence of all officers.


    Company Commander, Echo Company:

    C/CPT Perez, S.

    A company commander provides the why and how to accomplish the assigned mission. The must check and inspect to ensure that what needed to be done is being accomplished. They must be outstanding leaders with plenty of initiative. Company commanders do not wait for someone to tell them what to do; they think ahead and plan what is best for the company.


    Executive Officer, Echo Company:

    C/1LT Dennis

    The company executive officet (XO) assists the company commander in the training of the company and performs such administrative duties as designated by the commander. The company XO should be well versed in all functions of the company and prepared to assume command of the company in the absence of the company.


    Company First Sergeant, Echo Company:

    C/1SG Bracetty

    The company first sergeant is responsible to the company XO (if assigned) or to the company commander for administrative matters. The company first sergeant is responsible for company formations, submits absentee reports to the battalion sergeant major, checks all merits and demerits with the company commander before submitting them to the S-1, and keeps the company commander informed on all matters pertaining to health and welfare of the unit. The first sergeant assumes command of the company in the absence of all officers.


     

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    BATTALION STAFF

    Adjutant (S-1 Shop) Officer:

    C/CPT Aparisio

    The battalion adjutant is the administrative assistant to the battalion commander. The adjutant is also responsible for performing other administrative duties as assigned by the battalion commander, the battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.


    Security (S-2 Shop) Officer:

    C/CPT Hardee

    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.


    Operations and Training (S-3 Shop) Officer:

    C/CPT Rogus

    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 the training within the battalion.


    Logistics (S-4) Officer:

    C/CPT Celis

    The battalion logistics or supply officer is responsible for the maintenance, security, record keeping, issue, and turn-in of all US government property (except ordnance). The S-4 coordinated the securing of property with the S-2.


    Public Affairs (S-5) Officer:

    C/CPT Franklin

    The S-5 is responsible for all public relations and pictures for the battalion.


    Site Editor:

    1SG Boman, JROTC Army Instructor

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