Saint Mary's University

LTC Steve Daknis

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Steve Daknis is married to Major Wendy Pelc Daknis andtogether they have three children: Megan (10), Kate (4), and Sarah (4) (Yes –they’re twins). LTC Daknis assumed his position as Professor of MilitaryScience at Saint Mary’s University in May 2006. His 18-year career includesseveral overseas and stateside assignments including: Yongsan Army Garrison,Republic of Korea (1989); Fort Bragg, North Carolina (1990-1994); Fort Gordon,Georgia (1995); Cp Humphreys and Yongsan Army Garrison, Republic of Korea(1996); the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (1996-1998);the Pentagon (1998-2000); Fort Campbell, Kentucky (2000-2002); FortLeavenworth, Kansas (2003); and Fort Bragg, NC (2003-2006). His units ofassignment include: 41st Signal Battalion; 112th Special Operations SignalBattalion; 751st Military Intelligence Battalion; 501st Military IntelligenceBrigade; Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army G1); 160thSpecial Operations Aviation Regiment; 51st Signal Battalion; and the 35thSignal Brigade.

LTC Daknis’ civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Engineering(BSE) degree from Duke University and a Master of Science in Computer Sciencedegree from the College of William and Mary. His military schooling includesthe Signal Officer Basic Course, US Army Airborne School, US Army JumpmasterSchool, Signal Officer Advanced Course, and the Command and General StaffCollege.

LTC Daknis enjoys raising three daughters, genealogy, wine tasting, collegebasketball, triathlons, and diet coke.

CPT John W. Suprynowicz

Assistant Professor of Military Science

First Lieutenant (1LT) John W. Suprynowicz assumed the position asAssistant Professor of Military Science (SROTC) for St. Mary's University onAugust 14, 2002.1LT Suprynowicz received a commission in the Infantry Branch upon graduatingfrom Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He is a graduate of BasicTraining, Advanced Infantry Training, the Infantry Officer Basic Course (HonorGraduate) at Ft. Benning, GA, and Phase 1 of the Captains Career Course. He served on Active Duty as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) from 1992 through1996 prior to joining the Pennsylvania National Guard and Texas National Guardwhere he currently serves as a Line Infantry Company Commander. Major Deployments include (but are not limited to) the following: OperationRestore Hope-Mogadishu, Somalia//Ocean Adventure, Puerto Rico//Operation FireCreek, Oman//Operation Restore - Uphold Democracy, Haiti// Operation IraqiFreedom III, Iraq. His military schooling includes (but is not limited to) thefollowing:  Platoon Leader Development Course, Airborne, Air Assault,Ranger, Calvary Scout School, Combat Lifesaver, Defensive Driver Course, LongRange Land Navigational Course, Rappel Master Course, Mountain Warfare School(Winter), Mountain Warfare Course (Summer), Pre-Ranger Course, Cold WeatherLight Fighter Course, Joint Central Command Anti-Terrorism Level II Course. 1LT Suprynowicz's awards and decorations include (but are not limited to) thefollowing: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd), ArmyCommendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (10th Award),Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Presidential Unit Citation,Army Good Conduct Medal(2nd Award), Army Reserve Components AchievementMedal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), ArmedForces Expeditionary Medal (2nd Award), Humanitarian Service Medal(2nd Award), Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon,Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Mdevice), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal(2nd Award), United Nations Medal, United Nations Medal Somalia, UnitedNations Medal Haiti, General Thomas J. Stewart Medal, Audie Murphy Award,Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge(2nd Award), Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air AssaultBadge, Driver & Mechanic Badge, Rams Head Device, and the Army Ranger Tab. 1LT Suprynowicz is from Erie, PA. He is married and has threechildren.

MAJ Julian Dominguez

Assistant Professor of Military Science / XO

MSG Stephen Smith

Battalion Sergeant Major / Senior Military Instructor

MSG Smith was born in Hartford, Connecticut October 25th 1962. He graduatedfrom Pioneer Valley Regional High School in 1981 and joined the United StatesMarine Corps Reserve in the same year. After spending four years in theReserves he came on active duty in January 1985 as a Forward Observer. Fromthat time MSG Smith has held every position in the Fire Support Field fromRadio Telephone Operator to Division Fire Support Element Sergeant Major. Otherassignments have included Primary Leadership Development Course Instructor,Observer Controller, Battalion Operations NCO and Battery First Sergeant. Hehas been assigned to a variety of units at Fort Sill, OK, Fort Campbell, KY,Camp Stanley, Korea, Panama, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Irwin, California andBaumholder, Germany were he deployed for 15 months in support of OperationIraqi Freedom I and II. His awards and decorations include the Army AchievementMedal with one silver oak leaf and two bronze oak leaves, the Army CommendationMedal with silver oak leaf, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaves,and the Bronze Star Medal. MSG Smith is a graduate of the third level of theNCOES system, Battle Staff NCO Course and the Air Assault School.

SSGT Richard Cosner

Battalion Supply NCO

StaffSergeant (SSGT) (P) Richard J. Cosner entered active service in Nov1987 from the Utah Army National Guard. SSGT Cosner has spent tours in HanuaGermany, 1/11th FA, Fort Lewis WA, 199th INF BDE, 2/20th FA, Fort Polk LA, 2ndACR, and Camp Zama Japan, with the 78th AVN BN(Provisional). SSGT Cosnerattended Basic, and AIT at Fort Jackson SC, attended PLDC at Fort Lewis WA, andattended BNCOC at Fort Lee VA. SGT Cosner has worked as an Armorer, SupplyClerk, Supply Sergeant, Financial Management NCO, Comptroller NCO, and PropertyBook Officer. Decorations include: Overseas Service Ribbon(3), Army ServiceRibbon, NCO Professional Development(2), Armed Forces Service Ribbon(2), GoodConduct Medal(4), Army Achievement Medal(11), Army Commendation Medal,Meritorious Service Medal. Currently, SSGT Cosner is residing at St. Mary'sUniversity as the Supply Sergeant for the Rattler Battalion.SGT Cosner ismarried and has two children.

CPT(R) Quintin Jeter


Captain Jeterfirst enlisted in the Army as a Military Policeman and Operating RoomTechnician for his first seven years in the Army.  Captain Jeter was commissioned aSecond Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Service Corp through the ReserveOfficer Training Program at Northwestern State University of Louisiana where hereceived his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.  He received his Masters Degree inAcquisition and Procurement from Webster University.  His military education includes theMedical Service Officer Advance and Basic Courses, the Combined Armed ServicesStaff School, the Combat Developers Course, the Medical Logistics ManagementCourse, the Company Commanders Course, the Medical Logistics Training Program,and the Contracting Fundamentals & Contracting Officer RepresentativeCourse.  Captain Jeter has beenawarded the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the DriversBadge.

MSG Donald Williams

Operations NCO of Military Science

Ms. Brenda Meyers

Administrative Personnel