Cadet Battalion Commander
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (c/LTC) Joseph Pirri
Cadet Joseph Pirri was born in Akron Ohio on December 30, 1983. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as an 81T, Terrain Analyst, and attended basic training at FT. Leonard Wood, Missouri in February 2003. He served on active duty until February 2006. In 2009, Cadet Pirri joined the U.S. Army reserve where he continues to serve today. In May 2015, he will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying. He will then enter active duty Army as a 2nd LT in the Medical Service Corps where he aspires to be a MEDEVAC pilot.
While on active duty, Cadet Pirri served with the 70th Engineer Company/29th Engineer Battalion at FT. Shafter, Hawaii. During his time in this unit, he served on missions in Korea, FT. Drum, and Iraq. During his time in the Army reserve, Cadet Pirri served with E company/1/390th regiment in the 98th Division. While assigned to this unit, he primarily served as a Drill Sergeant at FT. Leonard Wood in both the 31st and 35th Engineer Battalions.
His awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (2); Army Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; Driver and Mechanic Badge (W); Drill Sergeant Badge.
Cadet Battalion Executive Officer (XO)
I am Cadet Andrew Bullock. I am the Cadet Executive Officer for the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion. I am in charge of all operations in the absence of the Battalion Commander and I supervise the Battalion Staff. I am the recipient of the 3-year ROTC Scholarship, along with Language and GPA Scholarships through the program. I am currently a Political Science Major with focus in Criminal Justice and a minor in Military Science and Homeland Security. I will graduate and commission as an Army Officer in May of 2014.
Cadet Command Sergeant Major
My name is Cadet Tyler Roper and I am the Cadet Command Sergeant Major for the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion. I am in charge of supervision of training and responsible for the overall morale and welfare of all cadets. I am the recipient of the 3- year ROTC Scholarship, and a recipient of the Gold German Armed Forces Badge of Military Proficiency. I am currently an Exercise Science Major with focus in pre-physical therapy and a minor in Military Science and will graduate in May of 2014.
Cadet S-1 Personnel Officer
I am Cadet David Grimes. I am the Cadet S-1 and Leadership Officer for the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion. I am in charge of keeping accountability of all personnel and tracking the development of the evaluated cadets. I am a recipient of the 3- year ROTC Scholarship, and am currently working on a mechanical engineering technology major.
Cadet S-2 Intelligence Officer
Cadet S-3 Operations Officer
I am Cadet Frank Domino. As the Academics Officer and Assistant S-3 for the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion, I aid all cadets in the battalion with academic resources, advice, training, and mentoring to ensure their successful graduation. I have served 3 years in the Ohio Army National Guard with the 583rd Military Police Company where I am involved in the simultaneous membership program. I am currently a Political Science/ Criminal Justice Major and minoring in Military Science, graduating in May of 2014.
Cadet S-4 Logistics Officer
I am Cadet Justin Shandor. I am the S-4 of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer battalion. I am in charge of logistic s and ensuring all cadets receive gear for training. I am also an SMP cadet with the 945thengineer unit in Norwalk Ohio, and have received the Army Achievement Medal and the Gold German Armed Forces Badge of Military Proficiency. I will be receiving my degree in Political Science with minors in Criminal Justice Technology and Military Science.
Cadet Assistant S-4 Logistics Officer
I am Cadet Dakota Lewis. I am a senior cadet in the Army ROTC Program and a Dietetics major. My duties as an ROTC cadet fall under Supply Operations (S-4). As S-4, it is my duty to supply cadets with the necessary equipment needed for training. I will be graduating and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in December of 2014.
Cadet S-5 Civil Affairs Officer
I am Cadet Vivian Mazzocca and I am the Civil Affairs Officer (S-5) and the Recruiting Officer for the University of Akron Army ROTC Program. I am majoring in nursing and I would like to be an active duty medical-surgical nurse. As S-5 I am in charge of recording all events and training as well as promoting The University of Akron’s Army ROTC Program to the public, both on and off campus. I am the recipient a four-year ROTC scholarship and I earned the German Armed Forces Badge of Military Proficiency in 2011. I will commission in May of 2014 as a Nurse Core Officer.
These fine individuals have been selected to ensure the well being of the Cadet Corps. They make up the Battalion Staff that does the bulk of the planning process for the Battalion.