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Unit Leadership

Unit Leadership


Our Unit instructors are a team. Together they have over 15 years of JROTC Instructor experience and over 54 years of active-duty experience. Our Cadet Company Staff for the 2020/2021 school year were hand-selected based on the demonstrated leadership skills they exhibited last school year. Please click on the links below to learn about our Unit leadership.

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Senior Naval Science Instructor

Captain Jonathan D. Picker, USN (Ret)

Biography:
Captain Picker graduated from the University of Washington in 1983 and received his commission through the NROTC Scholarship Program. He subsequently attended flight school in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator in February 1985.

Read more about Captain Picker here.

Naval Science InstructorSCPO Beck

Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin R. Beck, USN (Ret)

Biography:

A native of Aberdeen, WA, Senior Chief Beck enlisted in the Navy October 15th, 1991. He attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, followed by SONAR Technician Surface "A" School. After Graduating STG"A" School as Honor Man, he attended ITASS "C" School and AN/SQQ-89 Operations School in San Diego, California.

To read more about Senior Chief Beck click here

Cadet Staff

The Roughrider Company Cadet Staff, guided by the Naval Science Instructors, create the unit goals and direct the Cadet Company in accomplishing these goals. The Cadet Staff is the heart and soul of our NJROTC Unit, and the extra time and effort they put in is directly reflected in every success we enjoy.

Position Rank Name
Commanding Officer LCDR
Executive Officer
Command Senior Chief SCPO Allison Pettit 
Operations Officer
Supply Officer CPO  Octavia Smith
Administrative Officer ENS  Jerry McCann
Public Affairs Officer  
Weapons Officer CPO  Brian Guttormsen
Advisory Officer SCPO  Allison Pettit
PT Team Commander
Air Rifle Team Commander CPO Kaeden Murphy
Color Guard Team Commander
CPO
Brian Guttormsen
Armed Drill Team Commander
Academic Team Commander