Pennsylvania State University
The Cadre and Staff provide the best leadership skills to the Cadets of the Battalion. The Cadre represent the finest knowledge base for training young Cadets, developing them into future leaders for the Army and for the civilian workforce.

The Nittany Lion Battalion’s Cadre and Staff

The Cadre and Staff provide the best leadership skills to the Cadets of the Battalion. The Cadre represent the finest knowledge base for training young Cadets, developing them into future leaders for the Army and for the civilian workforce.

Cadet Frederick

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel, the Nittany Lion Corps of Cadets Battalion Commander

Cadet Frederick Jr. was born in 1984 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  He attended Coatesville Area High School where he was involved in numerous activities.  In November, 2000 he was nominated to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Cadet Frederick graduated in the top five of his class and entered The Pennsylvania State University in 2002.

At Penn State, Cadet Frederick continued to pursue his academic interests, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Military Studies. Cadet Frederick will also receive a certificate in Crime, Law and Justice.  He was accepted into the Schreyer Honors College after completing his sophomore year and will complete a thesis titled “The Effect of Military Life and Combat on Marital Quality and How Religion Plays a Role.” Cadet Frederick is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and was selected for The National Deans List. In the summer of 2004, Cadet Frederick completed in recreational therapy internship with the Department of Veterans Affairs.    Upon graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate, Cadet Frederick will be commissioned as second lieutenant in the Ordnance Branch of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  Cadet Frederick will serve with the 328th FSB in Philadelphia, PA.

Cadet Cain

Cadet Command Sergeant Major

Cadet Cain is a senior majoring in Social Studies Education and American Studies.  She plays saxophone in the Penn State Blue Band and Concert Band and reads in her free time.  She joined ROTC because she has always held an interest in the military, specifically the Army, and wishes to serve her country.