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Unit Leadership


Our Senior Naval Science Instructor has 21 yrs. of active duty in the US Navy. Our Cadet Company Staff for the 2022/2023 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 Chief Petty Officer R.E. Smith, USN (Ret)

Senior Chief Smith graduated from Winlock HS and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1998. He subsequently completed BUD/s and was assigned to ST-3 in Coronado California where he was designated a Special Warfare Operator in the summer of 1999.

SCPO Smith’s Special Warfare assignments included: SEAL Team 3; SEAL Team 1; SEAL Team 5; Special Activity Team 1 (W Coast). These command assignments included a total of 9 deployments to various countries. Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, North Africa and Yemen (and many more in between).

His shore duty assignments included: USN BUD/s First Phase Instructor Chief of Phase; Attended the JSOU (Joint Special Operations University) Academy in Tampa FL. Class of 2016; His favorite shore duty assignment was teaching post Naval Academy SEAL Officers attending the JOTC course (Junior Officer Training Course) where he mentored young SEAL officers in preparation to lead at a platoon level.

SOCS (Special Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer) Smith’s awards include; Bronze Star with “V” device x3; Navy Commendation with “V” Device x2 along with numerous unit awards to include a Presidential Unit Citation awarded to his platoon twice.

SOCS Smith lives in Port Angeles WA with his wife, Nicole (USCG Veteran) and his two daughters, Elizabeth and Samantha.

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 Andrew Haas
Command Senior Chief SCPO Allison Pettit 
Operations Officer CPO Brian Guttormsen
Supply Officer CPO  Octavia Smith
Administrative Officer ENS  Jerry McCann
Public Affairs Officer CPO Kaeden Murphy
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
Academic Team Commander SN Hailey Christiansen