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Program Staff

MAJ Jason (J.C.) Christenson
Department Chair and

Professor of Military Science

Humphreys 101B
Christenson@ucmo.edu
660-543-4867

Major Jason C. Christenson graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Allied Health and was commissioned as a Regular Army Quartermaster Officer in 2000.  Major Christenson holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in human resource management from Touro College and a Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in city management from Kansas State University.  Additionally, he is a Bronze certified wrestling coach and is currently working towards his secondary social studies teaching certification.

 

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Navy Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star); Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, Parachutist and Combat Action Badges and is a recipient of the Order of Saint Martin.

 

Major Christenson and his wife Manda have three children, Cadence (11), Raina (10) and Trevor (6). They currently reside in Basehor, Kansas.

John M. Wolfmeyer
Recruiting Operations Officer

Humphreys 100
Wolfmeyer@ucmo.edu
660-543-4863

John Wolfmeyer has more than 15 years of distinguished recruiting experience for the U.S. military ranging from the University of Central Missouri Army ROTC to the Missouri Army National Guard to the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wolfmeyer has more than 34 years of military experience as well as more than 15 years of professional work experience in the private sector as a Project Manager across the U.S., Europe and South America.

 

John Wolfmeyer has been recognized multiple times by the U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Navy and civilian employers as a top producer who is dedicated to the organization, nation and peers alike. John and his wife, Donna, are the proud parents of three children; Elizabeth, Rondie and Ronye. John and Donna acted as foster parents for five years and have had more than a dozen different children share their home during the children’s time of need.

CPT Xavier Loredo
Assistant Professor of Military Science and Training Officer

Humphreys 106C
Loredo@ucmo.edu
660-543-4862

CPT Xavier A. Loredo enlisted in the U.S. Army as a petroleum supply specialist and attended basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.  After basic combat training, he attended Advance Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va. In Dec. 1997, CPT Loredo completed his regular Army commitment and returned home to San Antonio, Texas. He continued to serve in both the Army Reserve and Texas Army National Guard.  In May 2003, CPT Loredo was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Texas at San Antonio and was selected for active duty. In June 2004, he attended Chemical Officer Basic Corps and 2007 attend Chemical Captains Career Course both at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. 

 

He is married to the former Ann Marie Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas.  He has two children daughter Desiree and son Brandon.

MSG James Krause

Senior Military Science Instructor

Humphreys 106B

660-543-4862

MSG James P. Krause enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1992. He is an Infantryman who has served in contingency and combat operations around the world, from Egypt, to Kosovo, to Afghanistan.

MSG Krause’s' previous duty positions range from First Sergeant to Automatic Rifleman.  His assignments have taken him from Germany, to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Republic of South Korea, to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Italy, and Fort Polk, Louisana.

MSG Krause participated in Operation Enduring Freedom VI (2005-2006) in Paktika Provence, Afghanistan where he served as an Operations Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant. He again deployed for combat operations as part of OEF VIII (2007-2008) where he served as the Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant for an Airborne Infantry Brigade. As part of OEF XII (2013-2014) MSG Krause served as part of the Brigade Security Force Assist and Advisement Team for the Afghan National Army’s 201st Corps.

MSG Krause’s military education include: Ranger School, Patherfinder School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Manuever Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Warrior Leaders Course,  and Drill Sergeant School.

MSG Krause is currently working on a Bachelors of Science (Crisis and Disaster Management) at UCM.

 

He is married to the former Jamee Henderson of Bay City, Michigan. He has two children daughter Klarisa and son Derrek.

SFC Miguel Casarez Jr.

Military Science Instructor

Humphreys 106B

660-543-8268

SFC Miguel Casarez Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1992.  He is a Cavalry Scout, and is also MOS qualified as a MLRS Fire Direction Specialist, Petroleum Supply Specialist and Wheeled Vehicle Repairer.

SFC Casarez' previous duty positions range from Squadron Operations Sergeant to Squad Leader.  His assignments have taken him from the Republic of South Korea, to Fort Hood, Texas, to Fort Stewart, Georgia.

SFC Casarez was part of the invasion of Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom).  He again deployed for combat operations in 2005 & 2009.  In 2011, SFC Casarez deployed in support of Operation New Dawn (Iraq) and was part of the retrograde of Iraq while conducting combat operations in Diyala Province.

SFC Casarez' military education include: Battle Staff Operations, Manuever Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, and Primary Leader Development Course,  and Equal Opportunity Course.

SFC Casarez is currently working on a Bachelors of Science (Exercise Science) at UCM.

 

He is married to the former Amanda Bara of San Antonio, Texas. He has two daughters: Mikayla and Marisa.

 

Rotimi Akinbohun
Logistics and Supply Management/Information Systems Security

Humphreys 105
Akinbohun@ucmo.edu
660-543-4864

Akinbohun Rotimi is a Department of the U.S. Army civilian, in charge of logistics and supply management as well as information systems security of the ROTC Department. He is a U.S. Army veteran and an adjunct at UCM. Dr. Akinbohun obtained a master’s degree in Information Technology Management from Aspen University, Denver, Colo. and a doctorate in management with concentration in organizational development and leadership from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

He is a professional fellow member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), London; professional member of Institute of Analysts and Programmers (MIAP), London; the Institute for Supply Management (U.S.); Production and Operations Management Society (U.S.); the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (London), and American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

 

Dr. Akinbohun is married to Patricia Akinbohun and they have one son named Jeremiah.

Patty Roberts

Office Professional III

Humphreys 101
Roberts@ucmo.edu
660-543-4866

Provides administrative support to the department chair, faculty, staff and cadets.  She assists with creating departmental budgets. Roberts also plans and coordinates up to three commissioning ceremonies each year and a formal awards day. Also, she process all accessions packets for commissioning cadets and assists with enrollment, admission, application procedures and responding to non-routine written and verbal inquires.

Sandra Streicher

Human Resource Assistant

Humphreys 101E

660-543-4865