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This page provides an opportunity for graduates of the Mountain Ranger battalion to post information about themselves to keep in touch with their classmates and to allow current cadets a source of reference about the Army.  To have information posted please send the information and a picture to the EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Names are listed by first and last name.

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NAME:

Sean Ahrens
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1990
BRANCH:
Quartermaster Corps
RANK:
Major
CURRENT POSITION:
Joint Logistics Staff Officer
CURRENT LOCATION:
Norfolk, Virginia
EMAIL:
sean.ahrens@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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Shane Ousey
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1990
BRANCH:
SignalCorps
RANK:
LTC
CURRENT POSITION:
USARCENT Future Operations Plans Officer
CURRENT LOCATION:
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
EMAIL:
shane.ousey@us.army.mil
OTHER:

 

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NAME:
Matthew Johnson
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

1993
BRANCH:
Finance
RANK:
Captain

CURRENT POSITION:
Commander, 125th Finance FMCO
CURRENT LOCATION:
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
EMAIL:
matthew.johnson@us.army.mil
OTHER:

Successfully completed 3 deployments to Iraq and Bosnia.  Completed CGSC in 2007 and now in Command of the Finance unit in Hawaii.  My detachments are located at Schofield Barracks, HI; Fort Wainright and Fort Richardson, AK.  Great to see that the Ranger Challenge Program is still very successful and that the Mountain Rangers are leading the pack.  If you are in Hawaii, look me up.

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Robbie Seal
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1997
BRANCH:
Signal Corps
RANK:
Major
CURRENT POSITION:
Small Group Leader, Signal Captains Career Course and BCT/BN S6 Course
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Gordon, GA
EMAIL:
robbie.seal@us.army.mil
OTHER:

-SIG CEN, Ft. Gordon, GA: SCCC, S6 Instructor (Deployed with SOCCENT J6 for OEF)

-1ST Cav Div, Ft. Hood, TX 91st ENG BN S6, 2nd BCT S6, CDR Bravo CO, 13th SIG BN (Deployed to Iraq for OIF)

-32nd SIG BN, Darmstadt, GE: Asst S3 Training, PL of LEN PLT and Long Haul PLT (Deployed with TF Hawk to Albania during Kosovo Conflict), Co XO, BN S1

 

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NAME:
Barre Bollinger
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1998
BRANCH:
Signal Corps
RANK:
Captain
CURRENT POSITION:
Network Engineer (FA24)
CURRENT LOCATION:
Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Huachucha, AZ
EMAIL:
barre.bollinger@us.army.mil
OTHER:

1 yr Korea as Extension Node PL, 2 year Germany as Deputy G-6 for 3rd COSCOM, 1 year Germany S-6 (OIF3 Khalis/Ramadi), FA24 School, ILE, Current


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NAME:
Dan Caudill
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1999
BRANCH:
Adjutant General
RANK:
Captain
CURRENT POSITION:
Chief, Human Resource, Training and Development for the AG School House
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
EMAIL:
bearcaudill@hotmail.com
OTHER:

If their is one piece of advice I can give to any Cadet or young Officer, I, like Wayne, am much older than your typical student, do not give up on your dreams.  I had some pretty major setbacks during my ROTC experience, and have many more since.  After the MEPS assignment I came back to Jackson for the Career Course.  Unfortunately, I herniated a couple of discs, 3 and had back surgery on July 31st of this year.  I am recovering fine, but will have to finish AGCCC in a year or so.  You have to stay focused on your goals!  If not for the back surgery I would never have the chance to work on the OES.

 

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NAME:
Julia Kobiska
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

1999
BRANCH:
Adjutant General
RANK:
Captain

CURRENT POSITION:
Test Control Officer, Fort Jackson Military Enterance Processing Station CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
EMAIL:
julia.kobiska@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Stephen Ramella
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1999
BRANCH:
Finance
RANK:
Captain
CURRENT POSITION:
Commander, Bravo Detachment, 106th Finance
CURRENT LOCATION:
Vilseck, Germany
EMAIL:
stephen.d.ramella@us.army.mil
OTHER:
I was commissioned in December 1999, branched Infantry and finally have taken a knee to drink some water.  My IOBC, Ranger school, and subsequent training (Air Assault, EIB, NTC, JRTC x2) at Ft Campbell has served me well.  As a branch detail Infantry Lt I served with the 101st ABN as a platoon leader and rifle company XO.  I transitioned into the Finance branch and served a brief period at Fort Campbell's Military Pay Office.  From there I served as the Aide-de-Camp for the 24th Infantry Division's ADC-F (Forward since the main HQ is at Ft Riley) which is responsible for the training and readiness oversight of three National Guard Enhanced Separate Brigades (ESB).  Two of which served a year in Iraq.  Currently I am the commander of Bravo Detachment 106th Finance located in Vilseck Germany.  As the commander I am responsible for providing finance support to all Soldiers and civilians within my area (Vilseck, Grafenwoehr & Hohenfels).  I also have experience with logistics, as my prior service time (8 years) was spent as a Supply Sergeant working unit supply rooms through Brigade S4 and PBO.  I am married and have three children.  I can honestly say the Army has always been a demanding yet rewarding experience.  No other place can offer what the military can in terms of developing individuals and instilling a sense of camaraderie.

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NAME:
Arturo Roque
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
1999
BRANCH:
Adjutant General
RANK:
Captain
CURRENT POSITION:
Personell Officer, 10th Combat Support Hospital
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Carson, Colorado
EMAIL:
arturo.roque1@iraq.centcom.mil
OTHER:
Greeting from Ft. Carson and the AG Community. My name is CPT Arturo Roque and I was commissioned in December 1999 in the AG Corps. I have a BS in Sociology from UCCS and an AA in General Studies from Pikes Peak Community College. I am currently the Adjutant and the S1 Personnel Officer for the 10th Combat Support Hospital. My job is very special because my shop is in charge of 650 soldiers and their families€™ personnel issues (Finance, Leaves, Promotions, Personnel Actions, Personnel Database, Awards, Legal). I am also responsible for all social issues concerning the Hospital Commander. In other words I am a Human Resource Manager. My unit just returned from Iraq, where we conducted Split Base Operations and I also functioned as the G1 for the 30th Medical Brigade out of Germany. This last job was very fulfilling because we were in charge of over 5000 soldiers.
After completing my OBC at Ft. Jackson, SC, I was assigned to the 4th Personnel Services Battalion where I worked in numerous positions. I was an XO, Assistant Chief of PAS (automation), Chief of Enlisted and SR. NCO Promotions for Ft. Carson, Commander of the 1st ever Personnel Management Center (the 43RD Area Support Group PMC). This was extremely rewarding because I was able to command as a LT (big plus) and because with a staff of 20 soldiers we took care of 6000 soldiers and their families€™ admin issues.
I was scheduled to attend my Career Course but I will be replacing the current BDE ADJ/S1 position in May FY 04 (a position designed for a MAJ). I am looking forward for this opportunity because I know it will provide the knowledge and the skills I need to become a G1 someday.
My advise to you is to work hard in everything you do, don€™t be scared to ask questions and to make mistakes. Your leaders are there to help you grow. If you are given an opportunity to command early take it, I learned so much.
If you have any questions or if you wish to see how a personnel shop is operated, just call me at 526-2617. I will gladly assist you with anything.
Take care UCCS; you guys are doing a great job.

 

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NAME:
Steven Grogger
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2000
BRANCH:
Military Intelligence branch detailed to Infantry
RANK:
Captain
CURRENT POSITION:
Battalion Personnel Officer, 2-1 INFANTRY
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
EMAIL:
sgrogger@yahoo.com
OTHER:

Attending Military Intelligence Captain's Career Course in April 04.

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NAME:
Wayne Keeler
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2000
BRANCH:
Armor
RANK:
Captain

CURRENT POSITION:
Support Platoon Leader, 13th Tank BN, 3 BCT, 1st AD
CURRENT LOCATION:
Baghdad, Iraq
EMAIL:
wayne.r.keeler@us.army.mil
OTHER:

I am now the Support Platoon Leader and awaiting re-deployment in order to go to the advanced course.

 

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Kynnie Chan
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2002
BRANCH:
Military Intelligence
RANK:
2LT
CURRENT POSITION:
3rd Infantry Division Artillery, Assistant Intelligence Officer
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Stewart, Georgia - "Home of the 3ID, Rock of the Marne!"
EMAIL:
kynnie.chan@us.army.mil
OTHER:

Was the greatest Gold Bar Recruiter UCCS ever had. CPT Sale still doesn't know what he'd ever do, had she not come into his life. She made him the ROO he is today.

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NAME:
Jonathan R. Gregory
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2002
BRANCH:
Ordnance
RANK:
2LT
CURRENT POSITION:
Mechanical Maintenance Platoon Leader, B Co 526th FSB, 101st Airborne
CURRENT LOCATION:
Mosul, Iraq
EMAIL:
jonathan.r.gregory@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
James (Jody) S. Boyette
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2002
BRANCH:
Engineers
RANK:
1LT
CURRENT POSITION:
Platoon Leader- Sapper Platoon1, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Lewis, Washington--Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
EMAIL:
James.Boyette@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Timothy D. Tyner
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2002
BRANCH:
Signal
RANK:
1LT
CURRENT POSITION:
Signal
Platoon Leader, HHB 3rd Battalion (PATRIOT) 2nd Air Defense Artillery, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Bliss, Texas
EMAIL:
stephen.d.ramella@us.army.mil
OTHER:
My name is 1LT Timothy D. Tyner and I graduated from the mighty mountain ranger battalion in May 2002. I was branched into the Signal Corps against my wishes but have found that this really is the place to be. I am currently sitting in the middle of the McGregor Military Missile Range and Maneuver Area. This email is only possible via a direct like to our DOIM and into a Node Center. My current unit is HHB 3rd Battalion (PATRIOT) 2ndAir Defense Artillery stationed here at lovely Fort Bliss, Texas. We are part of the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade that directly supports III(US) Corps. The PATRIOT Missile system is very reliant on UHF and SINCGARS communications and as such my platoon is responsible for all the relay traffic from the line batteries to the battalion. It is an interesting job but also very boring at times. We sit in the middle of the dessert and wait for something to happen. My platoon has 27 soldiers and my February everyone of my NCO's will be gone to Korea, Recruiting, Germany, etc.  Upon arrival to Fort Bliss our unit was put on a warning order which soon became a deployment order for Operation Iraqi Freedom. That order was soon cancelled when our battalion commander was relieved, cause, still unknown to us joes. Since being stationed at Fort Bliss I have had the opportunity to learn a whole new set of Signal Operations and the fact that without Signal support, nothing happens. When the shots are in we are loved, the second they go down, well that is the bad part of Signal. All in all I am very happy with the Signal Corps, other than Fort Bliss. A fellow LT from our sister battalion described Fort Bliss and Iraq as being much the same. Both are exceptionally hot, both are deserts, and in both places you can't understand the natives! Just remember that where ever you are that PATRIOT will watch over you. Trust me, I was very skeptical at first but the system does work, sometimes. Well that's about it. Getting married in June time frame. Still don't know if the Army is for me or not but I have lots of time to see.  Hope all are doing well and staying safe. Take care, God Bless, and MRB 4LIFE.

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NAME:
Matthew Prescott
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2002
BRANCH:
Infantry
RANK:
1LT

CURRENT POSITION:
Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Brigade, 327th Infantry
CURRENT LOCATION:
Mosul, Iraq via Fort Campbell, KY
EMAIL:

matthew.prescott@us.army.mil
OTHER:

Participated in four Ranger Challenges and one Bataan Death March Commemoration (Heavy Team).
Completed IOBC and Ranger school.  Currently assigned in 3/327 Infantry Regiment and was the anti-tank platoon leader during "Iraqi Freedom."  He is currently the HHC XO and preparing to deploy to Iraq.

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NAME:
John N. Waugh
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
MAY 2002
BRANCH:
Chemical
RANK:
1LT
CURRENT POSITION:
Battalion Chemical Officer, 4th Battalion 123rd Aviation Regiment
CURRENT LOCATION:
Ft. Wainwright, Alaska
EMAIL:
john.waugh@us.army.mil
OTHER:
I graduated the MRB in May of 2002, which was one of the smartest things I have ever done. From there I was off to Ft. Lewis, WA to be a Cadre LT for A CO, First Platoon, First Regiment. After leaving there, I packed up and moved to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, home to the Engineers, the Military Police, and the Chemical School. Upon Graduation from the secretive ways of the Chemical Realm in December of 02, my family and I moved to farthest north Army Base, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska...in January...on the ALCAN highway, which by the way is the best time of the year to drive it, so long as your vehicle is prepared. A great post, cold as hell, but still great. My family has adjusted well to the army life, and are enjoying it. If any of you at the MRB are heading up this way, send me an e-mail. I would be more than happy to give you any info for the trip. Stay safe and warm, and take care of yourselves.

 

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NAME:
Richard Becker

YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2003
BRANCH:
Signal Corps
RANK:
2LT
CURRENT POSITION:
Student at Signal Officer Basic School
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Gordon, Georgia
EMAIL:
richard.di.becker@us.army.mil
OTHER:

Spent three Glorious months as a Goldbar Recruiter for the MIGHTY MOUNTAIN RANGER BN! Currently Attending the Signal Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, GA. Headed to Taegu, S. Korea to join the 36th Signal Battalion.

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NAME:
Ted Perry
YEAR OF GRADUATION:
2003
BRANCH:
Signal Corps
RANK:
1LT
CURRENT POSITION:
A S-3
CURRENT LOCATION:
Army Space and Missile Defense Command: PAFB, Colorado Springs, CO
EMAIL:
ted.perry@us.army.mil
OTHER:
I Spent three interesting years in the MRB via the rowdy Roughnecks detachment at CSU Pueblo.  Graduated OBC at Fort Gordon and PCS'd to the lovely land of beer and schnitzel as a Heavy Signal Platoon Leader in 44th Signal Battalion.  I was later picked up by the 173rd Airborne Brigade and assigned to support BDE HQ, 174th LRS-D and 2/503 PIR in Southern Afghanistan during "OEF VI".  Currently the A S-3 at SMDC and finishing a Masters in Strategic Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.

 

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NAME:
Otis Ingram
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2005
BRANCH:
Infantry
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:
IOBC
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Benning, GA
EMAIL:
otis.j.ingram@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Kit Nordeen
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2005
BRANCH:
Infantry
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:
IOBC
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Benning, GA
EMAIL:
kit.nordeen@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Joe Corsentino
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2005
BRANCH:
Aviation
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:
OBC
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort Rucker, AL
EMAIL:
joe.corsentino@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
John Hoyt
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2005
BRANCH:
Military Intelligence
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:
OBC
CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort
EMAIL:
jc.hoyt@us.army.mil
OTHER:

 

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NAME:
Jodi Day
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2006
BRANCH:
Nurse Corps
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:

CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort
EMAIL:
jodi.l.day@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Michelle Olson
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2006
BRANCH:
Nurse Corps
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:

CURRENT LOCATION:
Fort
EMAIL:
michelle.a.olson@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Jared Tomberlin
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2006
BRANCH:
Infantry
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:

CURRENT LOCATION:
BOLC
EMAIL:
jared.tomberlin
@us.army.mil
OTHER:

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NAME:
Jeffrey Hagio
YEAR OF GRADUATION:

2006
BRANCH:
Signal Corps
RANK:
2Lieutenant

CURRENT POSITION:

CURRENT LOCATION:
BOLC
EMAIL:
jeffrey.y.hagio
@us.army.mil
OTHER: