Battalion Commander (BC)
CDT David Johnson
Major/Minor: Law Enforcement/Military Science
Projected Component and Branch: Army Reserve Military Intelligence
CDT Johnson started his military service upon graduating high school in 2012 by enlisting into the Army Infantry. He served at Schofield Barracks, HI as an Indirect Fire Infantryman in 2-14 CAV, 22SBCT, 25th Infantry Division. He was selected for the Army’s Green to Gold Program and joined the Maverick Battalion ROTC program. From there, he joined the Ranger Challenge Team, color guard, and competed in the Army Ten Miler at Washington D.C. During the summers he kept himself busy by participating in a CULP mission to Nepal, completing Airborne School, completing internships at the National Forensic Science Technology Center and the Minnesota State Patrol, and completing the Cadet Leadership Course. When not active in ROTC, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and volunteering as a police reserve officer. He will complete his degree and be Minnesota POST license eligible to be a peace officer in June of 2018.
Executive Officer (XO)
CDT Ryan Rauenhorst
Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering/Mathematics/Military Science
Projected Component and Branch: Minnesota Army National Guard Aviation
CDT Rauenhorst enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard and completed basic and advanced training in August 2014. He then started school at MNSU and contracted with ROTC on a 4-year Minuteman Scholarship in August 2015 with the goal of becoming a helicopter pilot in the Minnesota Army National Guard. During his time in ROTC, he has competed in many competitions such as: Ranger Challenge, KU Buddy Ranger, Bataan Memorial Ruck March, and the Army Ten Miler. He has also had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia on a CULP mission and worked an internship at the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, VA. When not in ROTC, he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing and writing music, and volunteering his time as a YoungLife high school leader. He will complete his degree in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2019, and hopes to find a career in the defense industry as an engineer on aeronautical systems.
Battalion Operations (S3)
CDT Joshua Grove
Major/Minor: Psychology/Business and Military Science
Projected Component and Branch: Army 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 color guard, and partook in the annual Bataan Death March. During the summers he kept himself busy by attending a CULP mission to Turkey, completing Airborne and Air Assault School, and worked an internship in Maryland at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. When not partaking in Army activities, he enjoys backpacking out West, canoeing the north woods, 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.
Command Sergeant Major (CSM)
CDT Richard Schoenbauer
Major/Minor: Construction Management
Projected Component and Branch: Minnesota Army National Guard Ordnance
CDT Schoenbauer contracted in the first semester of his junior year on a two and half year Minuteman scholarship. He enlisted as an Infantryman in the MN Army National Guard 4 years ago, and completed his training at Fort Benning, GA. He has had the opportunity to go to XCTC in Wisconsin and JRTC in Louisiana with his National Guard unit. Outside of school, he has held an internship as a Residential Construction Field Manager for 2 years at Mattamy Homes and Pulte Homes. When he is not active in ROTC activities, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, and woodworking. He is expected to graduate in December of 2018.