Faculty and Staff
Our military cadre have over 120 years of combined Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard service. They are knowledgeable and can answer any question you may have.
Additionally, our civilian cadre keep the Army ROTC Battalion running strong! Our office staff combine to have over 30 years of experience in supporting the heartbeat of the battalion; our cadets.
Professor of Military Science; MS IV Instructor
LTC Clarence L. Carroll III
Lieutenant Colonel Clarence L. Carroll III from Warren, Michigan enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in April 1985. He attended basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama between his Junior and senior year of high school. Upon graduation from high school he completed Advanced Individual Training as a military policeman in 1986. In August 1987, LTC Carroll came on active duty and attended a second AIT in Aviation Operations at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He attended PLDC in 1989, BNCOC in 1990, and Battle Staff NCO course in 1992. As an enlisted soldier he has served in numerous leadership positions up to and including Platoon Sergeant.
Lieutenant Colonel Carroll received his commission from Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia in February 1993. Upon commissioning, he attended the Aviation Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, and the UH-60 Blackhawk Aircraft Qualification Course. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Webster University in St. Louis Missouri, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a minor in Marketing from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Police Administration from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Lieutenant Colonel Carroll is a combat veteran of Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom – The war in Afghanistan.
LTC Carroll's previous assignments include Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader in E Trp 1/17th Cav (ABN), Special Mission Platoon Leader in C Co. 2-82nd Avn Regt (ABN), and Assistant S-3/S-3 Air in 2-82nd Avn Regt (ABN), all at Ft. Bragg, NC. After attending degree completion, LTC Carroll attended the Aviation Officer Advance Course and Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3) at Ft. Rucker, AL. He was then assigned to Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii, where he served as the S1/Adjutant for 2-25th Aviation Regiment and briefly as the commander of Alpha Company (a 15 ship assault helicopter company). LTC Carroll then commanded C Co. 2-10th Infantry Regiment (Basic Combat Training), followed by a third Company Command with Headquarters Company United States Army Maneuver Support Center both located at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. LTC Carroll then returned to Ft. Bragg where he served on the XVIII Airborne Corps staff as a G3 Aviation Plans Officer followed by serving as the Corps G3 Aviation Chief. LTC Carroll attended resident Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth, KS Class of 2006. He was then assigned to Ft. Rucker, AL where he served as the Battalion Executive Officer for 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, and then as the Brigade Executive Officer and Deputy Commander for the Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM) also at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. LTC Carroll then attended Transition Team (MiTT) training at Ft. Riley, KS in preparation for his yearlong deployment to Iraq as a Battalion and Brigade Team Chief and Combat Advisor to the Iraqi National Army. Upon his return from Iraq, LTC Carroll was assigned against a Joint billet with NATO Air Command at Ramstein AB, Germany, where he served as a Combined Joint Task Force Exercise Planner. During this NATO tour LTC Carroll attended Joint and Combined Warfare School JPME-II at the National Defense University in Norfolk, VA and also deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan with NATO as an individual augmentee to COMKAF where he served as the CJ1. Upon his return from Afghanistan LTC Carroll returned to NATO Air Command and finished his Joint tour as a Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Officer. He is a fully qualified Joint Officer. LTC Carroll is currently assigned to The University of North Dakota where he serves as the Professor of Military Science.
LTC Carroll's awards and decorations include: Combat Action Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Commendation with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Superior Unit Award, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2 Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3 Device, Non-Article 5 NATO Medal (ISAF), Kuwait Liberation Medal(Saudi Arabia), and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait). He is rated in the UH-1, UH-60 and the OH-58 aircraft.
LTC Carroll is married to the former Jennifer Ann Gore of Fayetteville, North Carolina. They have five children; Clarence IV (23) is a veteran of the Marine Corps and is attending college in Michigan. Zachary (22) and Desiree (19) also attend College in Michigan. LTC Carroll and his wife, Jenn reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota with Kaleb (16), Makenzie (12), and their Airedale Terrier Maggie.
Executive Officer; MS I Instructor
CPT Jarrod R. Simek
Captain Jarrod R. Simek from Dickinson, North Dakota enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard in February 2000. He attended basic training and AIT at Ft Leonardwood, MO completing his training as a Combat Engineer. CPT Simek attended PLDC in 2004; then shortly after accepted an Army ROTC scholarship at North Dakota State University and successfully commissioned in 2006 branching Engineer. CPT Simek recently attended FT Lee's Logistic Captains Career Course awarding him dual branch status.
CPT Simek holds a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from the University of Mary, a Bachelors of Science in Operation Management from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and an Associates of Applied Science in Electronics/Telecommunications from Bismarck State College.
CPT Simek served overseas on two deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Kosovo; KFOR 5B in 2004 and KFOR 12 in 2009.
CPT Simek's previous assignments include service in Charlie Company 164th Engineer Battalion as a combat engineer (enlisted), Platoon Leader in the 815th Engineer Company, Executive Officer for Bravo Company 231st Brigade Support Battalion, Company Commander of Alpha Company 231st Brigade Support Battalion, and Assistant Operations Officer in the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade; Fargo ND.
CPT Simek's awards and decorations include: Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NATO Medal Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ "M" Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars, North Dakota National Guard Army Achievement Ribbon, North Dakota National Guard Basic Training Ribbon, North Dakota National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon, and North Dakota National Guard Service Ribbon.
CPT Simek currently resides in West Fargo North Dakota with his wife Beth Simek and son Gavin.
Operations Officer; MS II Instructor
CPT John Mossman
Captain John E. Mossman earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corp through the ROTC program at the Colorado School of Mines in 2006. Captain Mossman graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a native of Colorado.
CPT Mossman is a graduate of the Basic Officer Leaders Course II, the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Military History Instructor Course, and Air Assault School.
His past assignments include: Wheeled Vehicle Repair Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Maintenance Control Officer; 25th Brigade Support Battalion Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Forward Area Support Team Leader, 3-21 Infantry Battalion, FOB Normandy, Iraq; Operations Officer, 710 Brigade Support Battalion; and Commander of Eagle Company, 710 Brigade Support Battalion. CPT Mossman has been Assistant Professor of Military Science at University of North Dakota since 15 December 2012.
CPT Mossman's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2OLC), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon (3), Meritorious Unit Award, and the Air Assault Badge.
Senior Military Instructor; MS III Instructor
MSG Jason Christianson
Master Sergeant Jason Christianson was born in Miles City, Montana. He graduated from Thornton High School in Thornton, Colorado. He enlisted in the United States Army in April of 1992, completed Basic Combat Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was awarded the 13B MOS.
Master Sergeant Christianson has held a variety of duty positions to include all 13B cannoneer positions, Gunner, Chief of Section, Range Control Operations NCOIC, Platoon Sergeant, Battalion Master Gunner/Assistant Operations NCO, Battalion S-2 NCOIC, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant and currently the Senior Military Science Instructor here at UND
His military schooling includes: SOCC instructor trainer course, Senior ROTC Pre-Command course, First Sergeant Course, Battle Staff NCO course, Pathfinder course, ANCOC, BNCOC, PLDC, Airborne Course, Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Paladin Commanders Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Master Fitness Trainers Course, Combatives level 1, Linear Infighting Neural-override Engagement(LINE) practitioner and instructors course, Field Artillery Maintenance Course (Uniform 6), Army Safety Program Management course, Air Loaders Planners Course, and Hazardous Material Course.
His three deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 and 08-09 and Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12.
Master Sergeant Christianson's overseas assignments include one tour in 2/17 Field Artillery in Korea and 4/11 Field Artillery at Fort Wainwright. His stateside assignments include USAG in Fort Carson, 3/29th Field Artillery in Fort Carson, CO, 1/319th AFAR in Fort Bragg, and PSB in Fort Sill, OK.
His awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal(1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal w/bronze star, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Metal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,The Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), Valorous Unit Citation Award (1OLC).
Master Sergeant Christianson is a recipient of The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
He currently resides in Larimore, ND. He has two beautiful children, son Colton and daughter Kiley.
Enrollment and Scholarship Officer
Mr. Chester Carnevale
Mr. Chester J. Carnevale, Jr is from El Paso, Texas and enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1986. He completed Basic Combat Training at Ft Jackson, SC and his Advanced Individual Training at Ft Gordon, GA as an Avionics Mechanic. His assignments included Hanau, Germany (1986-1989), Fort Campbell, KY (1989-1992), Mannheim, Germany (1992-1995), Fort Eustis, VA (1995-1998), El Paso, TX (1998-2001, 2004-2006) and Bullhead City, AZ (2001-2004). His last three assignments were as a U.S. Army Recruiter where he earned the coveted Glenn E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence award. Mr. Carnevale retired from the U.S. Army in February 2006.
Upon his retirement, Mr. Carnevale worked for the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Bliss, TX as the Air Defense Artillery Branch Marketing Officer. He then relocated with his family to Grand Forks and worked as an Avionics Mechanic supporting Customs and Border Protection for three years before returning to federal service at the Grand Forks Air Force Base as a Unit Program Coordinator. He is now the Recruiting Operations Officer for the U.S. Army ROTC department at the University of North Dakota.
Mr. Carnevale is married to Tara (Hodnefield) Carnevale and has five children; daughters Celina (18), Regan (7), Summer (5) and Addison (4) and son Blake Felch (13).
Mrs. Trudy Soli
On 6 Oct 1986 Trudy was hired as Secretary III at Army ROTC, Univ of North Dakota and has been there ever since. She started out doing DoDMERB physicals and security clearances and has worked herself up to the Office Manager. She does not plan on retiring any time soon.
In May 1993, she received the Univ of North Dakota Meritorious Service Award; Mar 2001 was presented with the Commanders Award for Public Service and Mar 2012 was awarded Commanders Award for Civilian Service.
Trudy has volunteered in numerous positions to include at Valley Elementary School as teacher's assistant; Girl Scout Leader; Soccer coach; baseball coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, Confirmation Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, Volunteer Coordinator, Wedding Coordinator, on Church Council and coordinator of a bible study. She keeps in contact with a number of Commissioned alumni and sends a package of goodies to those that do an overseas tour of duty (Iraq, Kubal, Afghanistan, etc)
Trudy married Mike Soli July 1979 and made their home in EGF, MN. They have three grown children, Jason (Amber), Sr. System Analyst, Sioux Falls, SD; Nicole (Nathan), GFCVB Sales & Services Coordinator, EGF, MN, they have four children (Nolan, Addison, Asher and Harper) and Tyler, Rehab Assist/Yorhom Medical Essentials, Grand Forks, ND.