Cadets are chosen every year to become Battalion Staff members. They bond and work together to become an effective team. The Battalion Staff is the glue that bonds the organization together. They maintain their functional areas of responsibilities and keep the battalion operating.
CADET LIEUTENANT COLONEL (Gabriella Mancilla)
This position is the most demanding in the cadet battalion. The instructor staff selects the cadet for this position based on demonstrated leadership ability and academic standing. the appointed cadet must be able to apply common sense and judgment in the solving of problems that affect the entire cadet corps.
The battalion commander must be mature, willing to accept responsibility, and able to effectively delegate authority and supervise subordinates. the battalion commander controls the staff through the battalion executive officer and the companies through the company commanders, while maintaining the final approval authority in the cadet chain of command.
BATTALION EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (XO)
CADET MAJOR (Erik Miranda)
The cadet battalion executive officer (xo) supervises, directs, and coordinates the cadet battalion staff to prevent overlapping efforts and to ensure that the commander’s desires are understood and achieved. the cadet battalion xo keeps the staff informed of the commander’s policies and keeps the cadet battalion commander informed of the status of projects assigned to the staff. The cadet battalion xo assumes command of the cadet battalion in the absence of the cadet battalion commander.
BATTALION COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
CADET BATTALION COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (Ryan McGee)
The battalion command sergeant major is the principal cadet enlisted assistant to the battalion commander. As the senior enlisted member of the cadet corps, the command sergeant major supervises the other noncommissioned officers of the battalion.
BATTALION ADJUTANT OFFICER (S-1)
CADET CAPTAIN (Skyla Seas)
The battalion adjutant is the administrative assistant to the battalion commander. The adjutant is also responsible for performing other administrative duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.
BATTALION SECURITY OFFICER (S-2)
CADET CAPTAIN (Luis De La Garza)
The battalion s-2 assists the battalion commander and the instructor staff in matters pertaining to unit security and enforces the provisions of the security requirements for the battalion.
BATTALION OPERATIONS AND TRAINING OFFICER(S-3)
CADET CAPTAIN (Christopher Ventura)
The battalion s-3 assists the battalion commander in the preparation, conduct, and supervision of all training schedules of the cadet battalion. additionally, the s-3 keeps the commander advised on the progress of training within the battalion.
BATTALION LOGISTICS OFFICER (S-4)
CADET LIEUTENANT (Kassandra Aranda)
The battalion logistics officer or supply officer is responsible for the maintenance, security, record keeping, issue, and turn-in all of U.S government property (except ordnance). The s-4 coordinates the securing of property with the s-2.
SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER (S-5)
CADET CAPTAIN (Abigail Bernal)
The duties of the cadet battalion special s-5 officer are communication and public affairs:
The communications officer is responsible for setting up and maintaining all signal or public address, projection, sound equipment issued to the cadet battalion. Additionally, this officer ensures that all equipment is operational and that spare parts are on hand at all times.
SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER (S-6)
CADET CAPTAIN (Dayna Sifuentes)
This officer acts as the contact between the corps of cadets and all news media and student publications. this officer publicizes as many of the activities of the Army JROTC Program as possible to create an outstanding image of the cadet battalion and reinforce the image of the school.