William Burke '20 Named Cadet Colonel at JROTC Diamond Promotions
October 25, 2019
At the annual JROTC Diamond Promotion ceremony, William Burke ’20 received the highest rank of Cadet Colonel and was assigned duties as the Brigade Commander. He is the most recent leader in a long line that stretches back more than 100 years to the founding of our military program in 1917. Prior to the rank of Cadet Colonel, the student in charge of the brigade was a Cadet Major.
William joins 15 of his classmates who also earned promotion to diamond rank, so named for the diamond shape of the insignia. These 15 cadets will lead the corps through numerous activities and events culminating with the Twilight Parade. In addition to preparing for the parade, each Diamond Officer will manage a special project for the long-term benefit of the Corps.
The Brigade and Battalion staffs will guide the Corps through a continuous improvement program. All will help to celebrate, promote, and enhance the CDH JROTC program, one of the oldest in the United States.
Congratulations to the following seniors who were also promoted to Diamond Officers:
Deputy Brigade Commander: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Musolf
Brigade Executive Officer: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel William Domler
Brigade S1, Personnel: Cadet Major Monica Calkins
Brigade S2, Information: Cadet Major Andrew Domler
Brigade S3, Operations and Training: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Christian Strommen
Brigade S4, Logistics: Cadet Major Elizabeth Dougherty
Brigade S5, Communications: Cadet Major Johnathan Anderson
Band Major: Cadet Major Thomas Zastrow
Commander, 1st Battalion: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell Karas
1st Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Major Darby Anderson
Commander, 2nd Battalion: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jack Patwell
2nd Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Major Alexander Heer
Commander, 3rd Battalion: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Elias Brotman
3rd Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Major Nickolas Owsley
3rd Battalion S3, Operations and Training: Cadet Major Simon Baumberger
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