Cadet Leadership Designations Announced for the 2024-25 Academic Year  

Cadet Leadership Designations Announced for the 2024-25 Academic Year  

SPECIAL ORDER NO. 38                                                                                                   

Upon the approval of the Designation Board, the following designations are made for the 2024-2025 school year and are hereby authorized for the 136th Corps of Cadets. Featured photo: The 2024-2025 cadet battalion leadership with Missouri Military Academy President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret) on the rear steps of Stribling Hall.

Battalion Command Group

  • Battalion Commander: Cadet Mason Brooks ’25 from Henrietta, Texas      
  • Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Khuslen Turmunkh ’25 from Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia 
  • Battalion Sergeant Major: Cadet Seydina Issa Diop ’25 from Southaven, Mississippi 
Cadet Turmunkh at Missouri Military Academy.

Cadet Khuslen Turmunkh ’25, MMA's 2024-2025 battalion executive officer.


Battalion Staff Group

  • Battalion S-1 (Adjutant): Cadet Michael Pfeifer ’25 from Mexico, Missouri 
  • Battalion S-2 (Intelligence Officer): Cadet Aaden Bado ’26 from Warr Acres, Oklahoma
  • Battalion S-3 (Operations Officer): Cadet Clayton Reich ’26 from Pheonix, Arizona
  • Battalion S-4 (Logistics Officer): Cadet Dallas Grantz ’25 from Mexico, Missouri 
  • Battalion S-5 (Public Affairs): Cadet John Trippe ’26 from Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Battalion S-6 (Communications): Cadet Duane Thompson ’26 from Troy, Missouri

Band Company

  • Company Commander: Cadet Kruze Hagan ’25 from Kirksville, Missouri 
  • Executive Officer: Cadet Erdembayar Munkhbolor ’25 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • 1st Sergeant: Cadet Miles Matthews ’25 from Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

Bravo Company

  • Company Commander: Cadet Malachi Imrie ’25 from Manchester, Missouri                     
  • Executive Officer: Cadet Mu Ye ’25 from Laurens, South Carolina
  • 1st Sergeant: Cadet Triet Bui ’25 from Vietnam 
Cadet Diop at Missouri Military Academy.

From left to right, Cadet Seydina Issa Diop ’25, MMA's 2024-2025 cadet battalion sergeant major, and Cadet Matthew Hallam '24 during the 2024 Mother's Day Review.


Charlie Company

  • Company Commander: Cadet Alexander Pro ’25 from Creve Coeur, Missouri 
  • Executive Officer: Cadet Khas-Erdene Sod-Erdene ’25 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • 1st Sergeant: Cadet Alvaro Gonzalez Farre ’25 from Atizapan, Mexico 

Echo Company

  • Company Commander: Cadet Adam Swenson ’25 from Youngstown, New York               
  • Executive Officer: Cadet River Punab-Mitchell ’26 from Hollister, Missouri 
  • 1st Sergeant: Cadet Batbileg Bataa ’25 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Special Assignments

  • Battalion Quartermaster: Cadet Marcus Miller ’25 from Mexico, Missouri 
  • Provost Marshall: Cadet Gihana Favour Nziza ’25 from Kigali, Rwanda
  • Physical Fitness NCO: Cadet Aiden Zoroufchy ’27 from St. Charles, Missouri
  • Morale and Activities NCO: Cadet Cooper Johnston ’25 from Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Morale and Activities Assistant: Cadet Deonte Kerns ’26 from Lincoln, Nebraska 
  • Religious Assistant to the Chaplain: Cadet Eric Shellabarger ’27 from Mexico, Missouri 
  • Battalion Armorer: Cadet Andrew McConnell ’25 from Urbandale, Iowa 
  • Assistant Armorer: Cadet Jonathan Valesa ’25 from Kansas City, Missouri 
  • Parade Color Guard Commander: Cadet Luke Wolf ’25 from Westlake Hills, Texas                      
  • International Color Guard Commander: Cadet Irmuun Ganbat ’25 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Battalion Pipe Major: Cadet Adam Swenson ’25 from Youngstown, New York      
  • Battalion Drum Major: Cadet Miles Matthews ’25 from Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

About the Designation Process

Cadet resumes, interviews and performance at MMA were evaluated by MMA's Leadership Designation Board, who then chose the cadet leaders. Members of this year's board included: 

  • Major Wayne Weylander (JROTC, Senior Army Instructor)
  • Colonel Tom Pickle (Deputy Commandant for Resident Life)
  • Elizabeth Clement (Assistant Dean of Academics)
  • Brian Meny (Athletic Director)
  • Colonel Grabowski (Commandant)

Congratulations, cadets!

Missouri Military Academy Cadet Mason Brooks oversees his company during 2024 Mother's Day Review

Cadet Mason Brooks will serve as the 2024-25 Missouri Military Academy cadet battalion commander. Photo from the 2024 Mother's Day Review.

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