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Lieutenant Eric Fugleberg hails from Portland, North Dakota and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2014 with a B.S. in Systems Engineering (Honors).
LT Fugleberg immediately attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of the Immediate Graduate Education Program (IGEP) and earned a M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering.
From 2016 to 2018, LT Fugleberg 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 spring of 2017.
After finishing his initial training, LT Fugleberg reported in March of 2018 to USS CHICAGO (SSN 721), stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI. During his time onboard, he served as the Reactor Control Assistant, the Information Warfare Officer, and the Operational Safety Officer. LT Fugleberg completed a Drydock Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) in 2019 and one Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment in 2021 with CHICAGO. He was selected as the Submarine Squadron Seven LCDR Mush Morton Warfighter of the Year for 2020.
Lieutenant Fugleberg reported in April 2021 and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science, the Nuclear Power Officer and Submarine representative, and the 2/C advisor of the Marquette University NROTC Unit.
Lieutenant Fugleberg has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.
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 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.
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.
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.
Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez enlisted in the Marine Corps in January of 2005. He attended recruit training aboard Recruit Training Depot Parris Island, SC. Upon completion of recruit training, Private Hernandez attended Marine Combat Training aboard Camp Geiger NC. In May of 2005, Private Hernandez reported to Fort Leonardwood, MO where he gained the MOS of Logistics Vehicle Operator 3533. There, he was promoted to the rank of Private First-Class.
In August of 2005, Private First-Class Hernandez reported to 2nd Transportation Support Battalion in Camp Lejeune North Carolina. In September of 2005, Private First-Class Hernandez was augmented to Combat Logistics Company-119 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In December of 2005, while deployed, he was combat meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. Upon returning from deployment, Lance Corporal Hernandez was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2.
In June of 2006, Lance Corporal Hernandez was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Hernandez deployed with CLB-2 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice more and achieved the rank of Sergeant in 2007.
Upon returning from his third deployment in 2009, Sergeant Hernandez received orders to Drill Instructor School at Parris Island, SC. In September of 2009, Sergeant Hernandez graduated from Drill Instructor School and was assigned to 3rd Recruit Training Regiment, India Company. Sergeant Hernandez served as a Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor, and Senior Drill Instructor.
Upon completion of his tour at Parris Island in 2012, Sergeant Hernandez received orders to Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, CA. In October of 2012, Sergeant Hernandez was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines and prepared to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In February of 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Staff Sergeant Hernandez then deployed in March of 2013 with 3rd Battalion 4th Marines as the Motor Transport Operations Chief. Upon returning from his 4th deployment in September of 2013, he was assigned to be the Motor Transport Operations Chief with Communications Company.
In 2015, Staff Sergeant Hernandez received orders to Logistics Operations Schools, Camp Johnson, NC to serve as a Formal Schools Instructor. Staff Sergeant Hernandez was assigned to the Motor Transport Maintenance Instructional Company. There, he served as Instructor and Student Control SNCOIC.
In August of 2016, Staff Sergeant Hernandez was reassigned to the Advance Ground Transportation Operations Section. There, he served as Instructor and Class Advisor for the Motor Transport Non-Commissioned Officer/ SNCO courses. Staff Sergeant Hernandez also served as the Motor Transport Phase Manager for the Logistics Officer Course.
In September of 2017, Staff Sergeant Hernandez was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. In December of 2018, Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez reported to Combat Logistics Battalion-24 to serve as the battalion Motor Transport Operations Chief/Motor Transport SNCOIC. In March of 2019, Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez deployed in support of SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 and served as the Team Leader for Theater Security Cooperation, Uganda.
In November of 2020, Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez received orders to Marquette University to serve as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor.
Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez has been awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars in lieu of third award, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 3 gold stars in lieu of fourth award, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.