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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cadet Leadership

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Battalion Commander (BC)

CDT Joshua Grove


Major/Minor: Psychology/Business and Military Science


Projected Component and Branch: Active Duty Medical Services


CDT Grove contracted into ROTC before his freshman year of college on a 4-Year National Scholarship. From there he joined the Ranger Challenge Team, participated in multiple Color Guards, and partook in the annual Bataan Death March this past spring. During the summers he kept himself busy by attending a CULP mission to Turkey, participating in Airborne and Air Assault School, and working an internship in Maryland at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. When not partaking in Army activities, he enjoys backpacking out West, canoeing the Northwoods, and competing in triathlons. In the past he's worked as an RA for Bethany Lutheran College, led several clubs on campus, and started up the Bethany Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Cadet Grove's message to the Battalion: "Maverick Battalion has a  talented and motiavted Staff this year. I have no doubt they will provide the MS I's, II's, and III's with training that will put them well above their peers and prepare them for success in their future careers as Army Officers."


Executive Officer (XO)

CDT Melissa Printup



Major and Minor: Psychology/Military Science


Projected Branch: Military Intelligence


CDT Printup contracted in the second semester of her sophomore year on a two and a half year scholarship. Since then she has participated in multiple Color Guards, joined the ranger challenge team, and was a co-caption for the Army Ten Miler team last fall. She also was able to travel to Argentina last summer to train with the Argentine Cadets during a CULP mission. When she is not active in ROTC activities she enjoys playing intramural soccer and softball, going on road trips, and going camping up north. She is excited to work with the younger Cadets and help to prepare them for their future careers as Army Officers.  






CDT Chord Buscho



Major/Minor: History and Military Science


Projected Component and Branch: National Guard Military Intelligence


CDT Buscho contracted into ROTC during his junior year of college and received an eighteen month Line Scholarship. During his time in ROTC, he has participated in multiple Color Guards and built on his military knowledge by completing Cadet Initial Entry Training during the summer at Fort Knox. While not busy with ROTC activities, CDT Buscho enjoys reading history, and he has worked as a National History Day mentor and coordinator. This year, CDT Buscho looks forward to working alongside many talented fellow MSIVs to help younger Cadets prepare for their careers as Army Officers.






Command Sergeant Major (CSM)

CDT Richard Toweh



Major/Minor: Construction Management and Business Administration


Projected Component and Branch: National Guard Engineer Corps


CDT Toweh joined ROTC in May of 2016 with the mindset of making and being a difference. Apart from being prior service, CDT Toweh states that joining ROTC has been one of the greatest decision he has ever made. Aside from ROTC, he loves music to the extent that he even produces beats for local artists. He also finds happiness in playing football, running track and field and wrestling. Before joining the army, he had planned on playing football and running track at MSU. Cadet Toweh considers joining Army ROTC a better choice than sports in terms of post college career outlook. Cadet Toweh's strength in ROTC is executing his duties to the best of his abilities.