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Cadet Profiles

STUDENTS FIRST, CADETS SECOND, SUCCESS ALWAYS

Interested in finding out what other Cadets think of the West Virginia University ROTC Battalion? Here’s where you can learn about the ROTC experience from motivated students just like you.

Cadet Brian Thompson

Cadet Brian Thompson

Battalion Commander
Responsible for the management and direction of Mountaineer Battalion 

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Thompson graduated high school from West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Currently he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management with an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Global Supply Chain Management. While in the ROTC program he has participated in the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, intramural sports, and the pushup platform. 

Achievements:

  • President’s and Dean’s List for all 6 semesters
  • Several Academic Scholarships
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Fraternity (top 10% of undergraduate class)
  • Academic Excellence Award 


Cadet Alex Clune

Cadet Alex Clune

Battalion Executive Officer

As the Executive Officer (XO), Cadet Major Clune is the second-in-command, chief of staff, and responsible for monitoring administrative and logistical issues within the Mountaineer Battalion. 







Cadet Anna Kretzer

Cadet Anna Kretzer

Command Sergeant Major

Responsible for the supervision of all training events and ensures compliance with all directives of the cadet Battalion Commander. 

Cadet Command Sergeants Major Kretzer graduated high school from West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While in the ROTC program she has participated in the Ranger Challenge team (2 years) and intramural sports. 

Achievements:

  • President’s List 1 semester and Dean’s List for 5 semesters
  • Several Academic Scholarships
  • Sisterhood Chair of
  • Academic Excellence Award

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