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New Student Leadership At St. John’s Military School

KSAL StaffAugust 19, 2013

St. John’s Military School Leadership Camp begins this week.

According to the school, a number of the students attending have been chosen as cadet leaders to guide the corps for the 2013-14 school year.

The senior cadet leaders of the school are members of the Battalion Staff. Their academic performance is a major criterion for their selection, and the Battalion Staff for 2013-2014 has a GPA of 3.51. This year’s cadets come from 18 states and three foreign countries, with the number of Chinese students more than doubling from the previous school year. The preponderance of cadets invited to return from last year have re-enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.

Twin senior cadets from Flagstaff, Ariz., will lead the Corps of Cadets in 2013-2014:

Cadet Maj. Levi Harmon
Cadet Battalion Commander – Cadet Maj. Levi Harmon is the son of Edward and Donna Harmon. He has attended St. John’s for three years and will be a senior. Harmon maintains a 3.97 GPA.

As Cadet Battalion commander, Harmon will be responsible for performance, morale and behavior of the entire 2013-2014 Corps of Cadets. In addition, he will coordinate programs and activities with the senior army instructor, operations officer, and battalion and company leadership adviser teams; direct cadet staff and cadet company commanders in accomplishing tasks; and ensure the safety and welfare of all cadets. Harmon will recommend appropriate disciplinary action for cadet misconduct and act as president of the cadet court and as a member of the cadet promotion and awards board.

Cadet Capt. Eli Harmon
Cadet Battalion Executive Officer – Like his twin brother, Cadet Capt. Eli Harmon has attended St. John’s for three years and will be a senior. He maintains a 4.02 GPA. As Cadet Battalion executive officer, Eli Harmon will be the second in command and the principal assistant to the commander.

Other Battalion Staff officers are:

Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Whitting
Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major – Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Luke Whitting is the son of David and Janine Whitting of Glen Head, N.Y. He has attended St. John’s Military School for three years and will be a senior. Whitting maintains a 3.27 GPA. As Cadet Battalion command sergeant major, Whitting is responsible for the attentiveness training, color guard, cannon detail, and campus police plan.

Cadet 1st Lt. McCaffery
Cadet Battalion Personnel Officer S1 – Cadet 1st Lt. James P. McCaffery is the son of Celia Booth and Thomas McCaffery of Alexandria, Va. He has attended St. John’s Military School for three years and will be a senior. McCaffery maintains a 3.70 GPA. As Cadet Battalion S1, McCaffery will be primarily responsible for personnel activities and management, maintaining JROTC records for all high school cadets, and will narrate special ceremonies.

Cadet 1st Lt. Walther
Cadet Battalion Intelligence/Academic Officer S2 – Cadet 1st Lt. Craig Walther is the son of Craig Walther of Coppell, Texas and Julie Hinds of Arlington, Texas. He has attended St. John’s Military School for two years and will be a senior. Walther maintains a 3.36 GPA. As Cadet Battalion S2, Walther is the provost marshal responsible for security and cadet patrol.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Schmaus
Cadet Battalion Operations and Training Officer S3 – Cadet 2nd Lt. David Schmaus is the son of John and Laurie Schmaus of Broomfield, Colo. He has attended St. John’s Military School for three years and will be a senior. Schmaus maintains a 3.23 GPA. As Cadet Battalion S3, Schmaus will serve as senior staff officer after the executive officer and is responsible for all matters pertaining to organization, operations and training.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Mudd
Cadet Battalion Logistics Officer S4 – Cadet 2nd Lt. Brandon Mudd is the son of Dennis and Jamie Mudd of Baytown, Texas. He has attended St. John’s Military School for two years and will be a senior. As Cadet Battalion S4, Mudd is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all logistics activities including the dining facility, laundry, and corps transportation.

Cadet 1st Lt. Meyer
Cadet Battalion Public Affairs Officer S5 – Cadet 1st Lt. Paul Meyer is the son of Brad and Marsha Meyer of Hesston, Kan. He has attended St. John’s Military School for one and a half years and will be a senior. Meyer maintains a 3.80 GPA. As Cadet Battalion S5, Meyer is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising public affairs operations and media coverage for the school.

The following cadets were selected as company commanders for the 2013-2014 school year:

Cadet 1st Lt. Brown
Alpha Company, Cadet 1st Lt. Colton Brown is the son of Shannan Brown of Aledo, Texas, and Harold Brown of Fort Worth, Texas, and will be a senior.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Wilson
Headquarters Company, Cadet 2nd Lt. Christopher Wilson is the son of Johonna Gilliam and H. Ray Wilson of Aurora, Colo., and Johonna Gilliam of Thornton, Colo., and will be a senior.

Cadet 1st Lt. Reynolds
Bravo Company, Cadet 1st Lt. Richard Reynolds is the son of Richard and Sara Reynolds of Mission Hills, Kan. and will be a junior.

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