Unit Leadership

Unit Leadership

Our Unit instructors are a team. Together they have over 9 years of JROTC Instructor experience and over 55 years of active-duty experience. Our Cadet Company Staff for the 2019/2020 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.


Senior Naval Science Instructor

Captain Jonathan D. Picker, USN (Ret)

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)


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 Ben Clark
Executive Officer LT Elena Robison
Command Senior Chief SCPO Lucas Gavin
Operations Officer LT Emma Murphy
Assistant Operations Officer ENS Meagan McCann
Supply Officer LTJG
Kathryn Guttormsen
Asst Supply Officer LTJG Jenna Gates
Administrative Officer LTJG Betty Cameron
Asst Admin Officer
ENS Kayla Turner
Public Affairs Officer LT Arianna Baar
Asst Public Affairs Officer PO1 Sage Hunter
Weapons Officer PO1 Taylor Martin
Advisory Officers CPO Clara Murphy
PT Team Commander LTJG
Kathryn Guttormsen
Air Rifle Team Commander LCDR
Ben Clark
Color Guard Team Commander
Elena Robison
Armed Drill Team Commander LT
Markus Musalek
Unarmed Drill Team Commander PO1 Elise Baublitz
Cyber Patriot Team Commander LTJG
Mason Reynolds
Academic Team Commander PO1 Maia Peirce