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Nuclear Power Officer/Submariner (2/C Adviser)


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Monday-Thursday: 1000-1100 and 1400-1500, or by appointment

Lieutenant Joshua Rodebaugh is a proud Wisconsinite from Franklin, Wisconsin and graduated in 2012 from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. In September 2012, he received his commission from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.

From 2013 to 2014, Lieutenant Rodebaugh was stationed in Goose Creek, South Carolina at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command and subsequently at Nuclear Power Training Unit. He attended the Submarine Officer Basic Course in Groton, Connecticut during the summer of 2013.

After receiving his initial training, Lieutenant Rodebaugh reported in 2014 to USS MAINE (SSBN 741 GOLD), stationed in Bangor, Washington. During his time onboard, he served as the Reactor Control Assistant, the Information Assurance Manager and the Assistant Operations Officer. While stationed in Bangor, Washington he completed four ballistic missile deterrent patrols in the Pacific, and MAINE received the 2014 Battle “E” Award. MAINE conducted a home port shift in 2016 to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, in Bremerton, Washington to begin a three year Engineered Refueling Overhaul.

Following his initial sea duty, Lieutenant Rodebaugh received Non-Traditional Shore Duty orders to Commander, Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. From 2017 to 2019, he served in the Operations Department as the Submarine Operations Officer. During Rim of the Pacific 2018, he was selected to serve as the Submarine Liaison Officer to a New Zealand Sea Combatant Commander Staff onboard HMAS ADELAIDE. Additionally, he participated in several Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises and training events while stationed at COMDESRON 31. Lieutenant Rodebaugh also volunteered as the country team lead for the Federated States of Micronesia during Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest humanitarian and disaster response-preparation mission in the Indo-Pacific.

Lieutenant Rodebaugh is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science and as the Nuclear Power Officer of the Marquette University NROTC Unit.

Lieutenant Rodebaugh has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service awards.

Surface Warfare Officer (3/C)

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By appointment

Lieutenant Henry Cantleberry enlisted in the United States Navy as a Hull Maintenance Technician in July of 2004. Upon completion of basic training and “A” school, he reported to his first command USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) where he was forward deployed to Guam. After four years of active duty service, he attended Spoon River Community College and Western Illinois University where he attained his associate degree followed by his bachelor’s degree in philosophy. At Spoon River Community College he earned the 2010 Scholastic Achievement Award and at Western Illinois University he graduated cum laude and the Philosophy department's departmental scholar in the fall of 2012.

While attending College, he joined the Naval Reserve and was assigned to NOSC ST. LOUIS under the Surgemain unit. While in the reserve, he spent his annual trainings working at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Once he finished college, he attended Officer Candidate School in September of 2013 and commissioned as an Ensign in December of 2013.

LT Cantleberry was then assigned to USS SIMPSON (FFG 56) as the First Lieutenant and the Engineering Training Officer, his second assignment was USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68) as the Ordnance Officer, and his most recent assignment he was assigned to USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) as the Engineering Administration Officer and Electrical Officer. During this time, he deployed three times in the 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility including the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.

He is presently assigned to Marquette University’s Naval ROTC program as the Surface Warfare representative on staff, the Third-Class and Forth-Class Midshipmen Adviser, and Assistant Professor of Naval Science.

Lieutenant Cantleberry has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.


Aviation Officer (4/C Adviser)

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 Lieutenant Jonathan Kappel hails from Brookfield, WI and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2014 with a B.S. in Economics.

LT Kappel began flight school at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL in the summer of 2014 where he selected to fly in the P-8A Poseidon and earned his wings of gold in May of 2016.

Upon completion of the P-8A Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) located at NAS Jacksonville, FL in January of 2017, he was assigned to the VP-4 "Skinny Dragons" stationed in NAS Whidbey Island, WA. 

While in VP-4, he participated in Homeland Defense (HLD) out of Hawaii in 2017 and 2019, and two deployments: 7th Fleet in 2018 and 6th Fleet in 2019-2020.

LT Kappel is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science, the Naval Aviation representative, and the 4/C advisor of the Marquette NROTC unit.

LT Kappel has accumulated over 1000 mission hours in the P-8A. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.



MOI (Marine Option Adviser)

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Matthew Johnson enlisted in the Marine Corps in January of 2006. Upon completion of Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, he reported to Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry (West) for training as an Infantry Rifleman. In August of 2006 he reported to Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines.

Assigned as a Rifleman and Driver, Lance Corporal Johnson deployed in vicinity of Al Qaim, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April to November 2007. During that deployment, Lance Corporal Johnson participated in over 300 combat and security patrols and helped train Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army units. Following his return, Lance Corporal Johnson was assigned as a Team Leader and began training for another combat deployment. In October 2008, Corporal Johnson deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During this deployment, Corporal Johnson planned and led many combat and security patrols, along with a few humanitarian missions. After returning, Corporal Johnson was assigned as the Company Training NCO then attended Resident Corporal’s Course and the Army’s Airborne School.

In January 2010, Corporal Johnson was selected for duty as a Combat Instructor and reported to Combat Instructor School. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion for duty as a Squad Instructor. In January 2011, Sergeant Johnson was selected to serve as a Primary Instructor with Weapons Section where he qualified to teach platform instruction and supervise the demonstrations and practical applications of 13 classes. In September 2011, Sergeant Johnson was transferred to the Testing and Evaluation Section where he evaluated the performance of both students and instructors and was selected as the Combat Instructor of the Year (Runner Up) and awarded by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

In April 2012, Sergeant Johnson was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP). He reported to Officer Candidate School in June 2012 and graduated 2nd in his class as the Company Commander. He then reported to the Steel City Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps and attended the University of Pittsburgh. In May 2015, he received a B.A. in Philosophy, concentrating on Ethics, and a minor in Computer Science. He was subsequently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. In August 2015, he reported to The Basic School, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and was selected to serve as an infantry officer. Upon graduating the Infantry Officer’s Course in June 2016, Second Lieutenant Johnson was assigned to Company C (Suicide Charley), 1st Battalion, 7th Marines for duty as a Rifle Platoon Commander.

In April 2017, Lieutenant Johnson’s platoon deployed to Kuwait as part of the Ground Combat Element of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 17.2. While deployed, in August 2017, First Lieutenant Johnson’s platoon was reassigned to Afghanistan where they conducted multiple air assault Expeditionary Advisory Packages and conducted independent dismounted platoon operations protecting Taskforce Southwest advisors. Upon returning from deployment, First Lieutenant Johnson participated in the field testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and received command of a Combined Anti-Armor Team which he trained and prepared for another deployment to SPMAGTF-CR-CC. In December 2018, Lieutenant Johnson was reassigned to 1/7’s Operations Shop in preparation for executing orders. He assisted the Operations officer with deployment planning and served as the Remain Behind Element Company Commander until his departure in June 2019 for duty as a Marine Officer Instructor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Captain Johnson’s awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/ gold star in lieu of second award), Combat Action Ribbon, two Certificates of Commendation, five Meritorious Mast, and numerous unit and service awards.


AMOI (Assistant Marine Option Instructor)

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Monday – Friday: 0800–1600; or by appointment

Staff Sergeant Julian Gomez enlisted and went to boot camp November 30, 2004 at MCRD San Diego, California.  After graduating boot camp on February 25, 2005, Private Gomez reported to Marine Combat Training. Upon completing MCT Private Gomez received orders to report to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for MOS Schooling for 3531 Motor Transportation Operator. Private First Class Gomez graduated MOS school in May 2005.

Following completion of MOS schooling, Private First Class Gomez received orders to report to 3rd Battalion 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan. While at 3rd Battalion 12th Marines, Lance Corporal Gomez served as a refueler and dispatcher for Unit Deployment Program’s in 12 artillery shoots in various locations on mainland Japan. Lance Corporal Gomez picked up the rank of Corporal May 1st 2007.

In May of 2007 Corporal Gomez executed orders to 1st Battalion 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejuene, NC. By October 2007, 1st Battalion 6th Marines attached as the Battalion Landing Team for 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. From February-October 2008, Corporal Gomez deployed to Garmsir District, Helmand Providence, Afghanistan in support of Operation Asada Wosa. During Corporal Gomez’s time in 1st Battalion 6th Marines he held the billets of Motor Transport Operator and Training Non Commissioned Officer.   

In December 2008 Corporal Gomez received orders to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Okinawa, Japan. In November 2009 Corporal Gomez was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Throughout the duration of the tour in H&S Battalion, Sergeant Gomez held the billets of Chief Dispatcher, Vehicle Coordinator, Licensing NCO, Platoon Sergeant and MCB Roadmaster. On August 2011 Sgt Gomez reenlisted and received orders to report to Drill Instructor School San Diego, CA. Sgt Gomez graduated Drill Instructor School on March 25, 2012 and received orders to 2nd Battalion, Hotel Company.

In April 2012 Sgt Gomez reported to Hotel Company, where he served as a Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor from April 2012 to September 2013. In October 2013 he reported to Weapons and Field Training Battalion to serve as a Routing Chief for quota. May 2014 Sergeant Gomez reported back to Hotel Company and served as Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor, and Senior Drill Instructor. Sergeant Gomez completed 8 training cycles totaling 645 recruits trained. In May 2015 Sgt Gomez received orders to 1st Radio Battalion, Camp Pendleton California.

In May 2015 Sergeant Gomez reported to 1st Radio Battalion, where he served as a Chief Dispatcher.  In October 2015 Sergeant Gomez was promoted to his current rank of Staff Sergeant. Staff Sergeant received orders to 11th Marines Regiment in October 2015.

In October 2015 Staff Sergeant Gomez reported to Headquarters Battery, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Staff Sergeant Gomez served as a Motor Transport Chief. During Staff Sergeant Gomez’s time at 11th Marines, he supported Desert Semitar, 2 Steel Knight exercises and attended the Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Operations Course. In February 2017 Staff Sergeant Gomez received orders to 1st Marine Aircraft Group, Marine Wing Support Squadron 172.

   Staff Sergeant Gomez was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Motor Transport Company. In June of 2017 he received temporary addition duty orders to Marine Wing Liaison Kadena where is served as Logistics Chief for transient units training aboard Kadena Air Base. After a year at MWLK, he was hand selected to serve at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing G4 as Roadmaster, Unit Movement Control Center and Licensing SNCOIC for 18 months.

In February Staff Sergeant Gomez left Japan and report to his current duty station at Marquette University as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor for the Navy ROTC program.      

Staff Sergeant Gomez’s awards include Navy Commendation Medal Gold Star in lieu of second award, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Gold Star in lieu of fourth award, and a Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Staff Sergeant Gomez is married to the former Hazel Juarez-Vega of Leon, Nicaragua and has one son, Julian Gomez Jr. and two daughters Natalie Adell Gomez and Abigail Celeste Gomez.



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