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 Carroll III
Bio LTC Carroll
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.
LTC 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.
LTC 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 John Mossman
Bio CPT 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.
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.
Operations Officer; Assistant PMS
CPT Jonathan Scholberg
Bio CPT Scholberg
Born Ortonville, on June 22, 1983. Homeschooled my whole life, until I attended University of North Dakota, I was fascinated by the outdoors - canoeing, hiking, biking, and just taking life a little slower pace than most of my peers. Living in a small town, there wasn’t much I grew to love staying up at night to watch the aurora borealis, or the Leonid meteor showers.
Growing up on the edge of the Minnesota prairie, one thing I do recall was a growing desire and an unquenchable passion to be in the sky. I credit this dream to my grandfather who flew B-26’s in World War II. I enrolled in Civil Air Patrol, and when I was old enough, I started building hours in a Cessna 172SP. I made my first solo flight just after my sixteenth birthday.
I graduated from UND with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aeronautics, Commercial Aviation, emphasis Rotary-wing Aircraft and commissioned as a 2LT from the Army ROTC program. Graduated in the top of my BOLC II class at Ft. Benning, GA in summer 2006. I then found myself at Ft. Rucker, AL. Received an almost unheard of 100% on my final BWS check ride. Selected above my peers as class leader for our group of 14 officers who selected the amazing CH-47 Chinook. Graduated SERE-C in June 2007, stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC, and promptly deployed to Afghanistan for 5 months where I served as a maintenance platoon leader in charge of up to 140 Soldiers in the General Support Aviation Battalion. We redeployed in February 2008.
During the summer of 2008, I met my wife, Jamie, through mutual church friends, and after courting for 3 months, I proposed at the Kitty Hawk monument at sunset. Three months after that we were married, and four months later I completed the F-model NETT at Ft. Bragg, and once again deployed to Afghanistan. Pinned CPT in June 2009, and quickly moved from my Company XO and platoon leaders position in Kandahar to Bagram in order to fill the mission essential air battle captain position on the Combined Joint Task Force staff. My time on Division staff was a wonderful experience, working with some of the most professional people I’ve ever encountered. After we redeployed, I continued working as the 82nd Airborne Division’s assistant S3 Air, managing AMR’s and special use airspace.
In April 2011, my wife and I were blessed with our first child, Lucy, and completed a DITY move to Ft. Rucker for the Aviation Captains Career Course when she was only 5 weeks old. After graduating in the top 30% of my class, my family and I set off for a 3 year tour of South Korea. Assigned to the GSAB there, I was put in the S3 shop, creating a long-range training calendar, and keeping the operations officer on task for the 5 meter targets. I became the OIC for the Battalion’s move from 7 buildings into one, new, large “Super-hangar”. After the move, I quickly transitioned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, where I was blessed with 18 months of command time - during which, my wife gave birth to our second, Elijah. I transitioned out of command into the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Assistant S3 and planner position a few months before PCS’ing to my dream job as the Operations Officer and Instructor at the University of North Dakota.
Awards and decorations: Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 stars, Global War on Terror Ribbon, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the NATO-ISAF ribbon.
Senior Military Instructor; MS III Instructor
MSG Jason Christianson
Bio MSG 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.
MSG 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.
MSG 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).
MSG 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.
MS II Instructor
SFC Jared Gass
Bio SFC Gass
Sergeant First Class Jared Gass enlisted in the United States Army as an 11Bravo (Infantryman) in January of 2002; completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Upon successful completion of OSUT, he was assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from 2002 - 2009. His duty positions included Rifleman, Grenadier, Automatic Rifleman, Assistant Machine Gunner, Machine Gunner, Fire Team Leader, Rifle Squad Leader, and Weapons Squad Leader. In 2009 he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. His duty positions included Weapons Squad Leader, Operations NCO, and Platoon Sergeant.
His military schooling includes: SOCC Instructor Trainer Course, Rappel Master Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, Australian Jungle Warfare School, Maneuver Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Warrior Leader Course, Air Assault School, and Combat Lifesaver Course.
He deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004, 2007-2008, and 2010-2011.
His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (5CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Valorous Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Citation (3OLC).
Recruiting Operations Officer
Mr. Chester Carnevale
Bio Chet 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).
Human Resource Manager
Mr. Joseph Normandin
Bio Joe Normandin
Mr. Joe Normandin was born in Crookston, Minnesota and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High, in May 1990. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in October 1990, and completed the Personnel Specialist Course at Keesler AFB, MS in Dec 1990.
His assignments include the 319th Mission Support Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND (1990-1994), The Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO (1994-1999), where he received the Distinguished Graduate Award while attending Airman Leadership School. Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, TX (1999-2005), 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea (2005-2006), 37th Mission Support Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, TX (2006-2009) and Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany (2009-2014).
His two deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004 (Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Balad Air Base, Iraq) in 2007. On 1 Nov 2014 he retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service. He now is the Human Resource Manager at UND Army ROTC.
Joe married YunKyong Kim in July 2008 and made their home in East Grand Forks, MN.
Bio 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; Mar 2012 was awarded Commanders Award for Civilian Service and again May 2014 was awarded the UND Meritorious Service Award.
Trudy has volunteered in numerous positions to include: Elementary teacher's assistant, Girl Scout Leader, Soccer coach, baseball coordinator, Sunday School & Confirmation instruction, Volunteer & Wedding Coordinator, and Church Council. She keeps in contact with a number of Commissioned alumni and when notified of an overseas tour of duty (Iraq, Kubal, Afghanistan, etc), tries to send a package of goodies.
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, they have one child (Lucy); 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.
Mrs. Cindy Brinkley
Bio Cindy Brinkley
Mrs. Cindy R. Brinkley is from Mayville, North Dakota and enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1977. She completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. McClullen, AL and her Advanced Individual Training at Ft Lee, VA as a Supply Specialist.
Her assignments included Ft. Carson, CO., Gelhausen, Germany, Ft. Sill, OK, Laundstuhl, Germany, Hanau Germany, and Fort Riley, KS. Her last assignment was as a U.S. Army NCOIC of 1st Battalion 1st Aviation. She retired from the US Army June 1995.
In March 2003, Ms. Brinkley joined the Cadet Command Team. Her assignments were at University of Kansas, Army ROTC, Mar 2003 to Feb 2013; Creighton University, Army ROTC, March 2013 to Oct 2014 and recently relocated with her family to Grand Forks and is working at University of North Dakota, Army ROTC as a Supply Technician.
Mrs. Brinkley is married to Robert (Bob) Brinkley and has two step children, three grandchildren, and three-four legged family members: Gus, Rufus, & Harley.