MEET OUR STAFF

UPPER CHAIN OF COMMAND

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"I have been in the program for 7 years, and have been the commanding officer for Polaris Battalion and Training Ship Trident since January 2015.  I have been the COTC for our Advanced Summer Trainings as well for the last 3 years. I am also one of the first points of contact for cadets and parents checking out the program."

Commanding Officer

LT Brent van Hees

POLARIS BATALLION CHAIN OF COMMAND

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"I am the Executive Officer of Polaris Batallion and am integral in the accurate execution of the orders from the Commanding Officer."

Executive Officer

LTJG Richard Weber

(Senior Master Sergeant, USAF)

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"Some of my responsibilities include ensuring the POM (Plan of the Month) is followed and on time, as well as enforcing watchstanding regulations."

Cadet Operations Officer

LTJG Bill Pearson

(Petty Officer Second Class, USN)

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"I am responsible for the efficient operation of the Cadets within the department and am responsible to and, in general, act as an assistant to the Department Heads."

Cadet Division Officer

Major Kevin Eklund

(USAF)

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 CHAIN OF COMMAND

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"I am the Executive Officer of  Training Ship Trident and oversee their day to day functions, as well as providing much of the planning for each drill evolution."

Executive Officer

LTJG Angela Gregerson

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"The bulk of my day to day is ensuring the Trident POM is followed correctly and on time. I ensure that Trident watchstanding reflects the finest standards of the Navy."

Leaguer Operations Officer

ENS Brian Nelson 

(Private, USMC)

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"I am responsible for the efficient operation of the Leaguers and participate in many of their training evolutions."

Leaguer Division Officer

ENS Cory Johnson (Corporal, USMC)

DEPARTMENT HEADS

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"I keep Supply running smoothly and the Cadets and Leaguers outfitted properly. I also balance the books and try to keep the unit running efficiently. I hope to be a leader by example in any situation where I am in contact with our Leaugers and Cadets."

Supply and Finance Department Head

ENS Suzanne Johnson

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"I ensure the units paperwork and records are safely kept and properly organized. I handle any medical situations the cadets or leaguers may have."

Administration and Medical Department Head

LTJG Kallberg

(Senior Airman, USAF)

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"I am responsible for the public relations portion of the unit, and am typically the first point of contact for those interesting in the program."

Public Relations Department Head

LTJG Dawn van Hees

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"I coordinate with the other officers on the education of the unit. I head the STEM program, and ensure there is a large variety of projects for the cadets and leaguers over time."

Education and Training Department Head

INST Elizabeth Eklund

OTHER STAFF

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"For many years I have ensured that there is no special moment that goes uncaptured for either unit."

Photography and Media Specialist

LTJG Jennifer Wells

(Photo Sniper)

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"I educate the cadets on many different aspects of construction and provide Seabee instruction for the unit."

Construction and Engineering Specialist

INST Jason Packa

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"I manage the website of the unit and teach courses in naval design and heritage, such as Semaphore."

Naval History and Website Management Specialist

MIDN Matthew Kreft