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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 Hannah MacLeod, Battalion Commander

MacLeod Hannah

Responsible for the management and direction of Mountaineer Battalion. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Hannah MacLeod is a Psychology major from Winchester, Virginia. She joined the West Virginia Army National Guard to pay for school and complete Basic Training and MOS (Food Service Specialist) training. While in ROTC she has set the bar high among her peers in the classroom where she has consistently received honors and in the tactical classroom. She earned the highest cadet rating at Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. CDT MacLeod also traveled to Peru as part of the Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program (CULP). She was branch detailed to Field Artillery for her first tour on active duty before becoming a Military Intelligence officer.

Cadet Hunter Gronlund, Battalion Executive Officer

As the Executive Officer (XO), Cadet Hunter Gronlund is the second-in-command, chief of staff, and responsible for monitoring administrative and logistical issues within the Mountaineer Battalion. CDT Gronlund is an SMP cadet with the 199th Engineer Company (Sapper) of the West Virginia Army National Guard. He's an International Studies major from Stephens City, Virginia.

Cadet Emma Mallon, Company Commander

Responsible for the oversight, training and accountability of the Mountaineer Company comprised of Cadets from the MS 3, MS 2 and MS 1 level classes. Emma is a Nursing major from Mount Airy, Maryland and a three-year Nursing Scholarship recipient.

Cadet Mike Zemlachenko, First Sergeant (1SG)

Responsible for the supervision of all training events and ensures compliance with all directives of the cadet Battalion Commander. Cadet 1SG Zemlachenko previously served as the Battalion Commander in the Fall 2017 semester. A Flemington, New Jersey native, CDT Zemlachenko joined the 201st Field Artillery of the West Virginia Army National Guard. He is being branch detailed as an Armor officer for his first active duty tour before transitioning to the Military Intelligence branch. He will graduate in May with a Criminology degree.

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