Cadet Battalion Commander
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (c/LTC) Eric Wasek
Cadet Wasek is from Imperial, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from West Allegheny High School in 2013. During his senior year, Cadet Wasek was awarded a 3 year AD National Army R.O.T.C. scholarship to the University of Akron. In the spring of 2017, he will graduate and commission as a Second Lieutenant into the U.S. Army with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Military Science.
Cadet Wasek has served on the Best Ranger, Ranger Challenge, Ranger Company, Summit Rifles, and the Air Rifle teams, and he has held a multitude of leaderships positions to include: OIC for the Best Ranger Team, Executive Officer of Ranger Company, NCOIC for the Ranger Challenge Team, MSI Overall Class Leader, MSI Section Leader, and Army R.O.T.C. LLC Peer Mentor. c/LTC Wasek’s additional R.O.T.C. training includes: Flight Operations Intern in the Operations Division with the 171st ARW of the PA ANG in 2014, CULP mission to Bulgaria (Military-to-Military) in 2015 where he served as the team’s Public Affairs Officer, Flight Operations Intern in Current Operations with the 911th Airlift Wing of the USAFR in 2015, Advance Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in 2016, and Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT) with the 307th BSB/1stBCT/82nd ABN DIV and the 82nd CAB/82nd ABN DIV at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2016. In addition, he has also completed internships with Representative Mark Mustio of Pennsylvania’s 44th Legislative District and Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District in the summers of 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Cadet Wasek’s awards include: German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Superior Cadet Decoration Award, Special Forces Association Award for Excellence, Military Proficiency Award, Battalion Commander’s Achievement Award, Ranger Challenge Award , Best Ranger Award, Color Guard Award, APFT Platinum Award, APFT Gold Award, APFT Excellence Award, 42nd OVB Top Ten Percent APFT Award, Academic Excellence Award, Expert Marksmanship Award, Civilian Marksmanship Program, Ranger Company Officer Cord, President’s List Award for Academics, and Dean’s List Award for Academics.
Cadet Battalion Executive Officer
Cadet Major (c/MAJ) Kylee Savin
Cadet Savin is from Aliquippa, PA where she attended Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School and graduated in 2013. She enrolled fall of 2013 to The University of Akron with a 3.5 year AD scholarship to the Army ROTC Program. Cadet Savin will graduate and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Spring of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Operations Management. She will be pursuing an active duty career as an Ordnance Officer.
Cadet Savin has attended the Basic Airborne Course at Ft. Benning, GA and graduated in July of 2015. She has also attended Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT) in Ft. Bragg, NC with the 11th Quartermaster Company and the 1-7 ADA BN.
Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Cadet Command Sergeant Major (c/CSM) Brandon Jones
Cadet Jones is from Canton, OH where he attended Perry High School and graduated in May of 2013. He joined the Army ROTC program at the University of Akron in the fall of 2013. After being enrolled in the program for one semester he was awarded a 3.5 year scholarship. Cadet Jones will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology/Law Enforcement in the spring of 2017. Cadet Jones is pursuing an active duty commission as an infantry officer.
Cadet Jones has been on the Ranger Challenge team for 2 years while also being an active member of Ranger Company and Summit Rifles. In his Junior year he was the 1SG for Summit Rifles as well as the NCOIC for the FLRC events done with the College of Business students.
In the summer of 2016, Cadet Jones graduated from Advanced Camp in Fort Knox, KY. After completing Advanced Camp he went to Fort Jackson, SC for Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT) with the 165th Infantry Brigade. While at Fort Jackson he worked closely with the Company XO and Drill Sergeants to help develop the Army’s future soldiers.
Cadet S-1 Personnel and Administration Officer
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) Nathaniel Wakefield
Cadet Wakefield has been in the Ohio Army National Guard for 5 years. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 2010. He attended school at the University of Toledo for two years and then transferred to Stark State College of Technology for two years in 2012. Cadet Wakefield then transferred to the University of Akron in 2014. Cadet Wakefield will graduate spring 2017 with a bachelors in Political Science. He will be pursuing and active duty career as an Chemical Corps Officer.
Cadet Wakefield attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC in 2011. In 2012 he proceeded to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO to become a Military Police Soldier (31B). While at his unit, Cadet Wakefield has completed in the following schools: HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Cadet S-2 Intelligence Officer
Cadet S-6 Information Technology Officer
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) Kyle Turner
Cadet Turner, born in Akron, OH graduated from Firestone High School in 2010. Cadet Turner enrolled in the University of Akron fall of 2012. He did not enter the program until fall 2014. Cadet Turner is currently a Management Information Systems major and recipient of the GFRD Guaranteed Force Reserve Duty scholarship. Cadet Turner is in the 1-145 Armor Regiment C Co. He will graduate the summer of 2016. Cadet Turner will be pursuing and National Guard career as an Signal Officer.
He is the recipient of the University of Akron’s Academic Dean's List.
Cadet Assistant S-3 Operations Officer
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) Jonathan Saucier
CDT Saucier is an SMP Cadet training with both the Ohio National Guard and 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion. CDT Saucier enlisted into the Kentucky National Guard in 2013 as an 11B (Infantryman) before conducting an interstate transfer to the Ohio Guard. CDT Saucier first attended the University of the Cumberlands where he played football and participated in ROTC MS1 classes before transferring and receiving the GRFD Scholarship at The University of Akron. CDT Saucier is a Middle Level Education Major in English/Social Studies and plans to get a Masters in Principalship. Upon commissioning, CDT Saucier plans on becoming a US Army Infantry Officer and attend Ranger School at the completion of IBOLC
Cadet Assistant S-3 Operations Officer
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) William Marsh
CDT William Marsh was born in Cleveland Ohio and lived in North Royalton for most of his life. He came to the University of Akron in the Fall 2013 pursuing his degree in Education with the intent to teach high school history. CDT Marsh enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard that same semester. He attended and completed Basic Combat Training the summer of 2014. CDT Marsh will graduate and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Winter of 2017.
CDT Marsh attended The Sabalauski Air Assault school in the Summer of 2015. U.S Army Air Assault School is a 10-day course designed to prepare Soldiers for insertion, evacuation and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. After successful completion of course and proven proficiency in rappelling and sling load techniques, he was awarded his air assault badge.
His awards and decorations include Army Physical Fitness Badge, Army Achievement Medal and Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.
Cadet Assistant S-3
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) Proben
Cadet Proben is a Northwestern High School alumni. He came to the University of Akron in Fall 2012 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Cadet Proben will graduate and commission as a Second Lieutenant in Fall of 2017. He will be pursuing an active duty career as an Engineering Officer.
Cadet Proben enlisted in the Army Reserves in October of 2011 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is currently serving as a Platoon leader in the 463rd Engineering Battalion. In the summer 2015 CDT Proben was sent to Hungary through the CULP program in order to prepare Hungarian soldiers to take the NATO English test. During the summer of 2016 CDT Proben lead a platoon of cadets through cadet initial entry training at Fort Knox Kentucky.
Cadet S-4 Logistics and Supply Officer
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) Jacob Biggie
Cadet Biggie was born in Clearwater, FL and raised in Norton, Ohio and is a Perry High School alumni. He came to the University of Akron in Spring 2014 pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Tech & Homeland Security.
Cadet Biggie enlisted in the National Guard in January of 2012 and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training for Military Police at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He is currently a cadet serving in the 583rd Military Police Company. Cadet Biggie will graduate and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Spring of 2018. He will be pursuing a National Guard career as an Military Police Officer.
His awards and decorations include: Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon, Ohio BCT Ribbon and Army Achievement Medal.
Cadet S-5 Civil Affairs Officer
Cadet Captain (c/CPT) Angelina Miller
Cadet Miller is from Akron, OH where she attended Archbishop Hoban High School and graduated in 2013. Cadet Miller enrolled fall of 2013 to the University of Akron with a 3.5 year scholarship to the Army ROTC program. Cadet Miller will graduate fall of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and will be pursuing an active duty career as an Military Intelligence Officer.
Cadet Miller has served as NCOIC, and is now serving as the OIC, of Cannon Crew. She has actively participated in Color Guard, Summit Rifles and Ranger company her first two years in ROTC. She is a large supporter of many volunteer organizations including: Haven of Rest, Harvest Home, Akron Canton Food Bank and many underprivileged child care centers, where she spends large amounts of her time volunteering.
Cadet Miller’s awards include: APFT Platinum Award, APFT Gold Award, Academic Excellence Award, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Award and Dean’s List.