Cadre

MAJ CARSON, JOHN 
Warrior Battalion Commander
Professor of Military Science
MS IV Instructor
carsonj@hawaii.edu

MSG TIMMERMAN, DERON
Warrior Battalion CSM
Senior Military Science Instructor
deron.a.timmerman.mil@mail.mil

 CPT MORTON, DOUG
Warrior Battalion Executive Officer
Assistant Professor of Military Science
dlmorton@hawaii.edu

MRS. TAYLOR, ANNE

Office Manager / UH-M Secretary
annet@hawaii.edu

S1

MR. SULLIVAN, DAVID (MSG (R))
Human Resources Technician (MS III & MS IV)
davidsul@hawaii.edu

S3

MAJ NE, ALBERT
Warrior Battalion Operations Officer
Assistant Professor of Military Science – UH Hilo
HARG Recruiter
nealbert@hawaii.edu

CPT BRISKI, MIKE
Assistant Operations Officer (CHOPS)
Assistant Professor of Military Science
briski@hawaii.edu

SFC CAMPOS, FLORES
Training NCO (S3 NCOIC)
Military Science Instructor
campos6@hawaii.edu

S4

MR. KARL, CHRIST (SFC (R))
Supply Administrator
kchris@hawaii.edu

ROO

MR. JOHNSON, WILLIAM R. (SFC (R))
Recruiting Operations Officer
wrj@hawaii.edu

Recruiters

SFC PITTMAN, BAXTER
US Army Reserves Officer Recruiter
bpittman@hawaii.edu

1LT FRANK, ROBERT
National Guard ROTC Liaison
robert.d.frank24.mil@mail.mil

SFC HISATAKE, SPENCER
Hawaii Army National Guard (HIANG)
Officer Recruiter
spencer.hisatake@gmail.com

MS Instructors

UH-Manoa

MSI

MRS. LAFITAGA, FILIMATAISINA (CPT)
Assistant Professor of Military Science
MSI Instructor
filimata@hawaii.edu

SFC SOLANO, JAMES
Military Science Instructor
MSI Instructor
solanoja@hawaii.edu

MSII

MR. AFUOLA, AOATOA (CPT)
Recruiting Operations Officer
aafuola@hawaii.edu

MR. DAVIS, EDWIN (SSG)
Military Science Instructor
MSII Instructor
edwind@hawaii.edu

MSIII

MAJ LEO, ED
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Military History Instructor
MSIII Instructor
eleo@hawaii.edu

CPT ANDROFF, JASON
Assistant Professor of Military Science
MSIII Instructor
androffj@hawaii.edu

BYU-Hawaii

MS. MANGUBA-GLOVER, KRYSTLE (1LT)
Assistant Professor of Military Science
MSI & MSII Instructor

UH-Hilo

SSG FONTES, BENJAMIN
Senior Military Science Instructor
MSI & MSII Instructor

American Samoa Community College

MR. MOLIGA, KITZINGEN
Senior Military Science Instructor
MSI Instructor

MR. VAOULI, SAIPALE
Assistant Professor of Military Science
MSII Instructor

U.S. Army

Major John P. Carson IV grew up primarily in Europe, the son of two career Air Force Officers. He graduated from high school in Heidelberg, Germany, and from college at Texas Tech University with a BA in History. He enlisted in the Army as an 11X Infantryman in 1998 and was commissioned an Infantry Second Lieutenant through Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, GA. in 1999. Subsequent professional military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses, and the Army Command and General Staff College. He possesses a Master of Science degree in Adult Education from Kansas State University.

His first duty assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader, later Headquarters Company Executive officer, and Scout Platoon Leader, in 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas including an Intrinsic Action deployment to Kuwait. His next operational assignment was as a Battalion Assistant S3 and Airborne Rifle Company Commander with 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and later 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina including combat operations during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and disaster relief operations following Hurricane Katrina. Following Company Command he served a utilization tour on the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Staff in Heidelberg, Germany as a G3 Operations Officer supporting the USAREUR Combined Operations and Intelligence center including an operational deployment to Israel in support of the President of the United States.

Following the Army Staff College, his next operational assignment was with the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI where he served as a G3 Future Operations Officer including combat operations in Iraq, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation NEW DAWN. He most recently served in 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI as the Battalion Operations Officer and later Executive Officer.

His awards, decorations and badges include: Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Valor with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal. Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge and Ranger Tab.

MAJ Carson and his wife Annie have been married for 16 years and have two sons, John Paul (15), and Jack (9) and one daughter, Maddi (11).

U.S. Army

Master Sergeant Deron A. Timmerman began his career in November of 1993 and attended Basic Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has served in a variety of leadership positions from Team Leader thru First Sergeant. He has also served as an Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, an AC/RC Observer Controller/Trainer and a Battalion Operations NCOIC.

His units of assignment have included 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Hohenfels, Germany; 2nd BDE, 2ID Camp Hovey Korea; Operations Group, Fort Polk, Louisiana; 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. He has deployed in support of Intrinsic Action, Kuwait and twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as a Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant both with 4th Brigade, 4th ID, Fort Carson, Colorado.

His awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development ribbon with numeral 3 device, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 4 device, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Australian Jump Wings. He was also awarded the Infantry Order of Saint Maurice.

His military education includes all three of the Non-Commissioned-Officer Education courses, the First Sergeants Course and the Instructor Trainer Course.

CPT MORTON

U.S. Army

Captain Douglas L. Morton is from Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated high school from Cincinnati Country Day and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech, with a Minor in Russian Language. Enlisting in the Army as a 09S Officer Candidate and completing Basic Combat Training, Captain Morton comissioned as an Engineer Second Lieutenant through Officer Candidtae School at Fort Benning, Georgia in December 2005. His subsequent professional military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course and the Engineer Captain’s Career Course.

Assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Captain Morton’s first duty position was as a Battalion Assistant S-3. He later took over an Airborne Sapper Platoon operating as a Route Clearance Package while deployed to Afghanistan for 15 months in support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM VIII. Upon his return from Afghanistan, he served as a Battalion S-1 and successfully completed the Ranger Orientation Program, where he subsequently served in the 1st Ranger Battalion for four years. During his tenure with the 1st Ranger Battalion, Captain Morton served as a Maintenance Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander through four deployments, all in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Following his graduation from the Engineer Captain’s Career Course, Captain Morton commanded a Sapper Company in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, participating in a training deployment to the Republic of Korea in Support of Operation FOAL EAGLE and in the Army Chief of Staff’s Solarium.

His awards, decorations, and badges include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the NATO ISAF Medal, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, and Senior Parachutist Badge.

Captain Morton and his wife Lindsey have been married since 2008 and have one son, Ethan(2).

Mrs. Anne Taylor serves as the UH Army ROTC secretary.

She has been working in the School of Medicine and UH for nearly 10 years and has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in Human Development.

U.S. Army, Retired

Mr. David M. Sullivan, a Department of the Army Civilian (DAC) has served as the Human Resource Tech at the University of Hawaii since November 2000. He was invited to serve as a guest instructor at the HRT course at cadet command and was selected as an inspector on the former US Army Cadet Command Region Inspection Team.

Mr. Sullivan completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, Honolulu Campus in January 2000. His military education includes the Primary Leadership Course at Camp Jackson, Korea, the Battalion Training Management Systems Course at Fort Hood, Texas, the Basic Recruiters Course, Recruiting Station Commanders Course, and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course at Fort Ben Harrison, Indiana, the Unit Equal Opportunity Course at Bamberg, Germany, the Admin Logistics Course at the Sergeant Majors Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, the Pacific Warrior Orientation Course Schofield Barracks, HI, Passport Application Acceptance Program Course, State Dept., Washington DC, He has completed the basic HRA course at US Army Cadet Command, and Family Member Training course Level I.

Master Sergeant (R) Sullivan’s assignments while on Active duty include initial training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Military Personnel Office, Fort Meade, Maryland,; 2d Adjutant General Company, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Military Personnel Center- Korea, Tague, Korea;. III Corps, Fort Hood, TX; Green Bay West Recruiting Station, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Rhinelander Recruiting Station, Rhinelander, Wisconsin; 2d Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bamberg, Germany and Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/Storm. 65th Combat Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. His final assignment was the NCOIC Personnel Operations Branch, Military Personnel Division (MPD), Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Shafter, Hawaii until the MPD was realigned under the 556th Personnel Services Battalion, 25th Infantry Division in June of 1998. He retired from Active Duty on 1 March 1999.

Mr. Sullivan’s awards and decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 2 Silver Knots (7th award), Korean Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Southwest Asian Service Medal with 3 Bronze campaign stars, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Overseas Service Ribbon (2d Award) Army Superior Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Gold Recruiters Badge with 1 Star Sapphire, Drivers Badge, and the Expert pistol Marksmanship Badge.

U.S. Army

MAJ Ne was commissioned as a Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1999 upon graduation from the Hawaii Military Academy, Waimanalo, HI.

His first assignment was in C Company, 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry, 29th IBCT, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader. In 2001, MAJ Ne was reassigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry, 29th IBCT, as a Rifle Platoon Leader. In 2002, MAJ Ne was ordered to active duty with HHC, 25th Infantry Division (Light), where he served as an Operations Officer in support of Operation Joint Force, Camp Eagle, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2003, following his attendance at the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and Combined Arms and Services Staff School, MAJ Ne was reassigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry, 29th IBCT as the Company Executive Officer. His subsequent assignments include duty as a Teach, Assess, Counsel (TAC) officer at the Hawaii Military Academy and Troop Commander for Troop B, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, 29th IBCT. From 2004 to 2006, MAJ Ne served as the Personnel and Intelligence Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry, 29th IBCT in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. In July 2006, he was reassigned to HHC, 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry, 29th IBCT as the units S3 Air Officer at the Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo, Hawaii. From 2008 to 2009 MAJ Ne served as the Plans Officer for the 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, 29th IBCT at Camp Buehring, Kuwait and as the LNO for 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment to the 29th IBCT in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Dec 2009 to Dec 2010, MAJ Ne was reassigned to HHT, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, 29th IBCT, as the Logistics Officer. From Jan to Jul 2011, MAJ Ne was assigned as an assistant S3, HHC, 29th IBCT, Kapolei, and detached to the 29th BSTB as their plans officer. Currently, MAJ Ne serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Hawai’i – Manoa.

MAJ Ne’s military schools include the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service Staff School, the U.S. Army Armor School, Cavalry Leaders Course, the Officer Strength Manager and the U.S. Army Airborne and Pathfinder Courses. MAJ Ne has a Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal for Service, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the Officer Strength Manager and the Parachutist and Pathfinder Badges.

U.S. Army

CPT Briski is a native of Flint, Michigan. In 1997, CPT Briski was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through ROTC from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

CPT Briski served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Support Platoon Leader in 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, in 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado; as a Light Infantry Company Embedded Tactical Trainer (ETT) with the 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 207th Regional Security Advisory Command, in Farah Province, Afghanistan; as an Observer Controller Trainer Team Chief/OIC for Bravo Company, TF Stallion, 3rd Battalion, 362th Armor Regiment, in the 1st Army Division West at Fort Bliss, Texas; Battalion Assistant S-3 and Commander Apache Company , in 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (OPFOR), Hohenfels, Germany.

CPT Briski has been deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Spring Intrinsic Action Rotation 01-99, and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

CPT Briski’s military education includes the Aviation Captain’s Career Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, United States Air Force Airload Planners Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape Level C (or SERE-C), Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Course, Combatives Level 1, Military Transition Team Course, and the Basic Parachutist Course.

CPT Briski holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in History with a minor in Military Science. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 3OLC, National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/2 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/”M” Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Basic Parachutist Badge. CPT Briski is married to the former Annika Lundkvist of Pahoa, Hawaii. CPT Briski has one daughter, Madeleine (12) who residents in Houston, Texas.

Civilian Experience: CPT Briski has worked in a variety of positions in the transportation and warehousing industry. He has been a Plant Manager for Strategic Materials Inc (Sapulpa, OK Processor Plant) the largest cullet producer and glass recycler in North America; a Shipping and Packaging Manager for Imperial Sugar Co (Sugar Land, TX Refinery) the largest Cane Sugar Refiner in the United States; and a Assistant Distribution Center Manager (Houston, TX Distribution Center) and Distribution Center/General Manager (Portland, OR Distribution Center) for Aaron Rents Inc.

U.S. Army

SFC Campos-Flores, was born on November 19, 1978 in Mexico City, Mexico. He attended W.C Bryant HS in Astoria, New York City graduating in 1996. He joined the United States Army on May 06, 1998. He graduated from OSUT training at Fort Sill Oklahoma, with the military occupational specialty of 13B, Cannon Crew Member.

SFC Campos-Flores previous assignments include: Gunner and Section Chief for A BTRY, 1st BN, 321st (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina from October 1998 to January 2005. During his time at Fort Bragg he deployed to Fort Lewis in support of Warrior Forge and Tazar, Hungary in support of Iraqi Freedom. He was then assigned in 2005 to 4th ID, 4 BCT, 2nd BN, 77th FA at Fort Hood Texas. He served as Section Chief. During his time at Fort Hood, he deployed to Combat in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then was re-assigned in 2007 to 17th Fires Brigade, A BTRY and later to Bravo BTRY, 1st BN (AASLT), 377th FAR, Fort Lewis (JBLM) Washington. He served as Gunnery and Platoon Sergeant. During his time at JBLM he deployed once again in support of OIF 09-10. His 3rd combat deployment was in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12 as Platoon Sergeant for 3rd Platoon, Bravo Battery, 1-377th FAR, Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

SFC Campos-Flores military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leaders Course (Leadership award recipient), Senior Leaders Course (Distinguish Honor Graduated) Airborne School, Combat Life Saver Course, Drivers Training Course, Advance Airborne School, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade, and the Equal Opportunity Course.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal w/one oak leave cluster, the Purple Heart Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal w/ one silver leave cluster, the Army Achievement Medal w/ two oak leave clusters, the Meritorious Unit Citation w/one oak leave cluster, the Good Conduct Medal w/ five knots, the National Defense Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ one campaign star, the Iraq Campaign Medal w/ three campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ numeral three device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon w/ numeral three device, the NATO Medal. His decorations include the Combat Action’s Badge, and the Senior Parachutist Badge.

U.S. Army

Mr. William K. Keahi III is one of two Supply Technicians at Univ. of Hawaii Army ROTC. He started working at UH ROTC in 2010 with a one year break in civilian service. He is also commissioned from the UH ROTC program in 2008.

Mr. Keahi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in Justice Administration from West Oahu UH. His military education includes the Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Cavalry Leaders Course at RTI, Hawaii.

His first assignment was with Alpha Battery, 1-487th Field Artillery, 29th IBCT, where he served as a Convoy Security Platoon Leader in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 09). Mr. Keahi was then reassigned to Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment as a Scout Platoon Leader. In 2011 he was assigned as the S4 for the 1-299 Cavalry Regiment. During the 2012-2013 Mr. Keahi was assigned to Security Forces Assistance Team (SFAT) 36 as the team’s S1/Advisor in support Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan.

Mr. Keahi ‘s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service, the Army Commendation Medal, NATO Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star. He was also awarded the Order of Saint George-Black Medallion.

Mr. Keahi is married and has one daughter.

U.S. Army, Retired

Mr. Christ enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1978 and retired September 1998. He worked as a supply clerk and supply sergeant at various army installations during his time in service.

He served as the supply technician for the University of Central Oklahoma prior to his move to the University of Hawaii and has been a part of Cadet Command for over seven years. Mr. Christ has been a civil service employee since 1999 starting with the U.S Air Force and working at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and also at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

He has an Associates of General Studies from Pikes Peak Community College. He is married to Annabelle from Jose Dalman, Philippines and has a daughter Kyleigh.

U.S. Army

CPT Afuola is originally from the village of Vatia, American Samoa. He enlisted after high school in June of 2002 as a Metal Worker (44B10). CPT Afuola received his commission at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Army ROTC program in May 2009. He is currently a contractor for the Engility Corporation, assigned to the UH Manoa Army ROTC program as the Scholarship Enrollment Officer.

CPT Afuola completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Chaminade University in May of 2009. His military education includes Army Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, KY, Advance Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MY, Combat Lifesavers Course at Schoffield Barracks, HI, Single Channel Ground and Air Radio Systems Course at Ft Shafter, HI, Company Intelligence Support Team Course at Ft. Shafter Flats, HI, Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course and the Sapper Leader Course at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Recruiting Operations Officer Course at Ft. Knox, KY, and Observer Controller/Trainer Academy at Ft. McCoy, WI.

CPT Afuola is now part of the 411TH Engineer Battalion in FT. Shafter Flats, HI. As an enlisted, he served in the maintenance section as the primary welder, secondary heavy equipment operator, and secondary light-wheeled mechanic. Upon Commissioning, CPT Afuola was assigned as the Reconnaissance Officer in support of the Intelligence section (BN S-2). After completing the Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course CPT Afuola was assigned as the Platoon Leader for the 871ST EN Company (Vertical) Oahu Detachment. He was the lead Engineer Planner for the Engineer Civic Action Project in support of the 2012 Garuda Shield Mission in Indonesia. There his platoon constructed a Family Welfare Center and a Community Center for the people of Indonesia in the village of Purwosari, Matopuro District. At the same time he was task as the Operations Officer to plan, coordinate, and execute the 9TH Mission Support Command 2012 Best Warrior Competition. CPT Afuola was also tasked as an Observer Controller for the 2013 WAREX which took place in FT. McCoy, WI, where he successfully trained and mentor the 467 EN BN / Forward Support Company. CPT Afuola was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.

U.S. Army, Retired

Mr. Johnson is originally from South Bend Indiana and enlisted in the US Army in 1985. Mr. Johnson has served in the US Army, US Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. Mr. Johnson first duty assignment after Basic training was Ft. Carson Colorado. While there he served as Chemical Platoon Specialist then as a Tank Commander (M60A3). His next assignment was Schofield Barracks Hawaii, where he served with 4/87 INF then as an Instructor at the United States Army Pacific Nuclear, Biological and Chemical School. His next assignment for with 1/502INF located at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He was then selected to attend the US Army Recruiting School located at Ft. Ben Harrison Indiana. He served as a Recruiter, Station Commander and Trainer with the 1st Recruiting Brigade.

Mr. Johnson exited the US Army and joined the Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer. During this time period he worked a Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT-I and Police Diver. After 9/11 he was activated and became an AGR recruiter. During his time as an AGR soldier he worked as a Station Commander, Trainer and led an Improvised Explosive Defeat Team in Mosul Iraq. Mr. Johnson retired from the service in 2009.

In 2009 Mr. Johnson worked as the HRT for Youngstown State University before moving to the University of North Dakota to serve as a Military Science Instructor and their Recruiting Operations Officer. In 2012 he relocated to the state of Hawaii with his family. Mr. Johnson has been married 24 years to his wife Linda and has 3 sons, William (active duty Air force), Brandon(15) and Alex(9).

Mr. Johnson is a Scuba Dive Master, and works to train Newfoundland’s in water rescue. He is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a trained Red Cross Instructor, and an avid motorcycle rider. He maintains a BSBA in Management from Columbia Southern University. He has numerous awards, schools and badges from his military career and letters of commendations from his law enforcement days.

Mr. Johnson is a Department of the Army Civilian and serves as the Scholarship Program Advisor for the Army ROTC Program located at the University of Hawaii.

U.S. Army, USAR

I’m from Griffin, GA. I enlisted into the Army in March 1995 as an Armored Reconnaissance Specialist (19D Cavalry Scout).

Military Education:

Basic Training (OSUT) One Stop Unit Training at Fort Knox, KY
Combat Lifesaver Course at Fort Stewart, GA
Traffic Management Coordinator Course (88N) at Fort Eustis, VA
Hazardous Material Course at Fort Hood, TX
Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) at Fort Hood, TX
Movement Officer Course at Fort Hood, TX
TC-AIMS II Functional User Course at Fort Eustis, VA
Worldwide Port System Course (WPS) at Fort Eustis, VA
Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) at Fort Eustis, VA
Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC) at Fort Jackson, SC
Army Recruiter Course at Fort Jackson, SC
Recruiter Trainer Noncommissioned Officer Course at Fort Jackson, SC
Station Commander Course at Fort Jackson, SC
Civilian Education:
I have a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from Devry University.

Assignments:
HQ, 3D Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Bradley Driver) Fort Stewart, GA
B Troop, 3D Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Bradley Gunner) Fort Stewart, GA
A Troop, 3D Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment (HMMWV, 50 Cal Gunner) Schofield Barracks, HI
HHC, 64th CSG (Squad Leader) Fort Hood, TX
664th Ordnance Company (Platoon Sergeant) Fort Hood, TX
HHC, US Army Forces Central Command-Kuwait (Movement Supervisor) Camp Doha, Kuwait
HHC, US Army Pacific (DCS-G7 NCOIC) USARPAC, Fort Shafter, HI
Atlanta Recruiting BN (Army Reserves Recruiter) Griffin, GA
Tampa Recruiting BN (Army Reserves Recruiter for Florida Southern College) Lakeland, FL
Portland Recruiting BN (Station Commander at University of Hawaii at Manoa) Honolulu, HI

Awards and Decorations:
Army Commendation Medal (w/1 silver OLC)
Army Achievement Medal (w/2 silver OLC)
Good Conduct Medal (w/4 knots)
National Defense Service Medal (w/1 Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (w/numeral 2)
Army Superior Unit Award
NCO-Professional Development (w/numeral 3)
US Army Recruiter Gold Badge
US Army Recruiter Ring
Drivers Mechanical Badge
Expert Rifleman’s Badge
Member of the Glen E. Morrell (Order of Recruiting Excellence)

U.S. Army, HIARNG

1LT Robert Frank commissioned as an Ordnance Second Lieutenant from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, GA in May 2011. Subsequent professional military education includes Ordnance Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Lee, VA.

His first duty assignment was as a Ground Support Platoon Leader and Maintenance Control Officer in Bravo Company, 29th Brigade Support Battalion, Kapolei, Hawaii. 1LT Frank joined the Officer Strength Force Team as an Officer Recruiter in May 2012. He is currently the Executive Officer (XO) for Bravo Company, 29th Brigade Support Battalion as well as the Hawaii Army National Guard ROTC Liaison.

U.S. Army, HIARNG

Military History & Duty Assignments:
Joined the US ARMY in Dec. of 1987
Basic Training at Ft. Benning, GA / AIT Infantry 11B
Airborne School 1988
First Assignment/Duty Station: 197th BDE Separate INF Ft. Benning, GA – SAW Gunner D/CO 1st-58th INF.
JOTC School (Jungle Operations Training Center): Panama Canal, Panama 1988
Sniper School 1989 Ft. Benning, GA
Re-assigned to 3rd BDE 24th Infantry Div: Ft. Benning, GA Primary – Sniper HHC Scout Platoon for 1st of the 18th INF. Battalion

Left AD in January of 1993 (Break in service)
Came back to Hawaii Army National Guard in 2002 on AD/AGR orders

2002: Assigned to Scout Platoon
2004: Re-assigned to 299th Infantry A/CO
2006, Mid: Re-assigned to 298th Infantry RTI Waiminalo Training Cntr.
2010: Sniper School Camp Robinson, AR for current, and up-dated refresher training
Late 2006 to Present: AGR Recruiter Hawaii Army National Guard

Deployment History:
Dec. 1989 – “Operation Just Cause” Panama Canal, Panama as Saw Gunner
October 1990- “Operation Desert shield Desert Storm” Iraq as Sniper
March 2005 – “Operation Iraqi Freedom” Iraq as Sniper
May 2012 – “Joint Special Operation’s Task Force” Philippine’s attached 1st SFG Airborne as Platoon Sergeant.

Community Relations & Projects:
Currently working with Honolulu Police Department’s SSD Sniper Teams to help, advise, and share information on current TTP’s for Joint training interest.

U.S. Army

Mrs. Filimataisina M Lafitaga was born at Mount Home AFB in Idaho but is from the village of Aunuu (Paradise) and Alofau (Meaese) of American Samoa. She is currently a contractor for the Engility Corporation.

Mrs. Lafitaga served as the APMS for American Samoa Community College in 2010, she then moved to the University of Hawaii and became the MSI Instructor.

Her civilian education includes an Associates of Arts in Pre-Law and an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice at American Samoa Community College. She received her degree in Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently working for her Masters at the Hawaii Pacific University.

Her military experience includes Battalion S-1 and S-2/S-3 for a Transportation Terminal Battalion. She then moved to become the Air Branch Officer at Ulichi Freedom Guardian in Youngsan, Korea. In 2011 she became the Operations Officer for Golden Mariner at Concord, CA. In 2012 she then became the Movement Control Officer for Yama Sakura in Camp Itami, Japan. Mrs. Lafitaga is currently a commander for her Reserve unit.

Mrs. Lafitaga is a certified scuba diver and enjoys farming and fishing.

Mrs. Lafitaga is married to Mr. Falelua Jr Lafitaga of Fagasa in Dec they have one daughter, Penelope.

U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class Solano was born in Galveston, TX and graduated in June 1990 from Santa Fe High School. He entered the United States Army on 6 November 1990. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Sill, OK and upon completion graduated as a Cannon Crewmember.

Sergeant First Class Solano’s assignments include Field Artillery Cannon Crew Member E Battery 320th FA, Berlin, Germany. Gunner and Section Chief, A Battery 2nd BN 8th FA, FT Lewis WA. Section Chief, A Battery 1st BN 15th FA, Camp Casey Korea. US Army Recruiter, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, Van Nuys Recruiting Station. Station Commander, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, San Fernando Recruiting Station and Reseda Recruiting Station. Station Commander, Bakersfield Recruiting Company, Palmdale Recruiting Station. Chief of Firing Battery, B Battery 4th BN 11th FA, Ft Wainwright, AK. Chief of Firing Battery, A Battery and B Battery 2nd BN 8th FA, Ft Wainwright, AK. 2nd BN 410th FA, 177th AR BDE, Camp Shelby, MS where he served as the Sergeant Major, Senior Battery OC/T of B Battery and Operations Sergeant. SFC Solano is currently assigned to University of Hawaii-Manoa SROTC as a MS1 Instructor.

Sergeant First Class Solano’s military and civilian education includes the Warrior Leader Course (WLC), Advance Leaders Course (ALC), Senior Leader Course (SLC), Battle Staff Course, Air Assault Course, US Army Recruiting School, US Army Station Commanders Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course. He is currently attending American Military University to complete his Bachelors in Homeland Security.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal , Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (1BSS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon w/numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/numeral 4, Coast Guard Special Operation Service Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Gold Recruiters Badge (3SS) and the Drivers Badge.

U.S. Army

Ed Leo is a retired military officer working for Engility Corp in order to teach second year ROTC Cadets and military history for the University of Hawaii ROTC Program. He has been deployed overseas deployments to Korea, Belgium, Kuwait, and Bosnia. State side tours of duty include Fort Drum, Fort Benning, Alaska, and Hawaii—all places far away from where he grew up in Seattle Washington. His professional background includes being an Infantry Officer and Civil Affairs Officer where he has been assigned as a mechanized platoon leader, scout platoon, light infantry company commander, battalion executive officer and a staff officer at many levels. He and his wife are involved in real estate in Hawaii. He has a JD and has been admitted to the California State Bar.

MILITARY EDUCATION
- John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center: Civil Affairs Qualification Course (Honor Graduate)
- Military History Instructor Course
- Air Force Staff College
-Command and General Staff College
-Infantry Officer Advanced Course

MILITARY SCHOOLS
-Ranger School
-Airborne School
- Rappel Master
- Air Assault School

CIVILIAN EDUCATION
• Doctorate of Juris Prudence, Concord Law School
• Graduate, MA, Dec 2000 Military History American Military University
• Undergraduate, BA, Dec 1991 English Literature University of Alaska

WORK EXPERIENCE
-G5 Plans Officer with Eight Army in Korean theater of operations.
-APMS at the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport
-Executive Officer for 2-14th Infantry Battalion & Plans Officer for the 10th Mountain Division
-Inspector General for SHAPE and 80th ASG in Belgium and Netherlands
-Operations Officer, US Army Training and Security-Kuwait for Third Army
-Company Commander, C-1-506th Infantry Battalion (“Currahee”) adjacent to Korea DMZ

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SSG Edwin Davis is a proud Cadre member of the University of Hawaii Army ROTC Warrior Battalion. He always looks forward to teaching and mentoring the Cadets of this battalion on a daily basis. Shaping the hearts and minds of those who will lead the future generations of Soldiers of the United States Army is a mission he does not take lightly and one that he is extremely gratified to accomplish.

SSG Davis’s educational background covers a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as Second Language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Master’s Degree of Teaching English as a Second Language at Hawaii Pacific University. He has experience teaching English to speakers of other languages ranging from age four years to 72 years of age, from many different countries. As a result, he has had opportunities to understand many cultures and their perspective of the world we live in. This experience also taught him how to resolve conflicts caused my miscommunication and misinterpretation of both vocal and physical cues.

SSG Davis is also a proud member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. As an enlisted member, he has had training in Signal Corps and Adjutant General branches of the United States Army. He is currently a Cadre member of the Recruit Sustainment Program of the Hawaii Army National Guard. During drills, he mentors the Soldiers who are about to ship out to basic training and those who have completed it and have returned back to their homes here in the great state of Hawaii.

Whether it is on a full-time basis helping Cadets reach their leadership potential at the University of Hawaii or teaching the Army way to a new generation of enlisted Soldiers during Drills, he takes great pride in what he does and will perform his duty to the best of his ability. Teaching is something he loves to do. He also loves being a Soldier. Teaching others how to be good Soldiers…

It doesn’t get any better than this for him.

U.S. Army

CPT Androff is from Saint John, Indiana and joined the Army in June, 2000 as an Engineer. He attended his basic training at Fort Knox, KY and advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer in May, 2004 by attending the ROTC program at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

His first enlisted assignment was in Darien, Illinois with the 863rd Headquarters Company where he served as a 12H or a concrete and asphalt operator. Later on, 2002, he enrolled into the Fire BN ROTC program at UIC and subsequently commissioned in May 2004.

His first assignment as a commissioned officer was with the 863rd Alpha Company in Kankakee, Illinois as a Platoon Leader. He stayed with Alpha Company from late 2004 until early 2006 where upon he volunteered for deployment with 397 EN BN, Charile Company deploying under TF Pathfinder. After returning from deployment he joined the 301st MEB located in Fort Lewis, Washington working in the Engineer Cell as a staff officer from early 2007 to January 2008 before deploying again to Bagdad, Iraq with MNSTC-I working also in the J7 or Engineer Cell. Following this deployment he joined USACE in Afghanistan as the OIC for the Resident Office in Ghanzi until May 2011. Returning from deployment CPT Androff took command in Kankakee, IL as the 317th Engineer Company Commander (formerly Alpha Company). Most recently he accepted an AGR position at the University of Hawaii Manoa in the ROTC program.

CPT Androff is a graduate of Wabash College, 2000, and a graduate of Purdue Calumet, 2006. He graduated from Engineer Officers Basic Course in June 2006, Engineer Captain Career Course in July 2011 and Command and General Staff College, ILE, in June 2013.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal w/one oak leave cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Valorous Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ one campaign star, the Iraq Campaign Medal w/ two campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon w/ numeral three device, and the NATO Medal. His decorations include the Combat Action Badge.