Saint Mary's University

LTC Steve Daknis

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Steve Daknis is married to Major Wendy Pelc Daknis and together they have three children: Megan (10), Kate (4), and Sarah (4) (Yes –they’re twins). LTC Daknis assumed his position as Professor of Military Science at Saint Mary’s University in May 2006. His 18-year career includes several 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); Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (2003); and Fort Bragg, NC (2003-2006). His units of assignment include: 41st Signal Battalion; 112th Special Operations Signal Battalion; 751st Military Intelligence Battalion; 501st Military Intelligence Brigade; Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army G1); 160thSpecial Operations Aviation Regiment; 51st Signal Battalion; and the 35th Signal Brigade.

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

LTC Daknis enjoys raising three daughters, genealogy, wine tasting, college basketball, tri–athlons, and diet coke.

CPT John W. Suprynowicz

Assistant Professor of Military Science

First Lieutenant (1LT) John W. Suprynowicz assumed the position as Assistant Professor of Military Science (SROTC) for St. Mary's University on August 14, 2002.1LT Suprynowicz received a commission in the Infantry Branch upon graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He is a graduate of Basic Training, Advanced Infantry Training, the Infantry Officer Basic Course (Honor Graduate) 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 through 1996 prior to joining the Pennsylvania National Guard and Texas National Guard where he currently serves as a Line Infantry Company Commander. Major Deployments include (but are not limited to) the following: Operation Restore Hope-Mogadishu, Somalia//Ocean Adventure, Puerto Rico//Operation FireCreek, Oman//Operation Restore – Uphold Democracy, Haiti/ Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Iraq. His military schooling includes (but is not limited to) the following:  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) the following: 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), Armed Forces 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, United Nations 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 three children.

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 graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional High School in 1981 and joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the same year. After spending four years in the Reserves he came on active duty in January 1985 as a Forward Observer. From that time MSG Smith has held every position in the Fire Support Field from Radio Telephone Operator to Division Fire Support Element Sergeant Major. Other assignments have included Primary Leadership Development Course Instructor,Observer Controller, Battalion Operations NCO and Battery First Sergeant. He has been assigned to a variety of units at Fort Sill, OK, Fort Campbell, KY,Camp Stanley, Korea, Panama, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Irwin, California and Baumholder, Germany were he deployed for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II. His awards and decorations include the Army AchievementMedal with one silver oak leaf and two bronze oak leaves, the Army Commendation Medal 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 the NCOES 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 Hanua, Germany, 1/11th FA, Fort Lewis WA, 199th INF BDE, 2/20th FA, Fort Polk LA, 2nd ACR, and Camp Zama Japan, with the 78th AVN BN(Provisional). SSGT Cosner attended Basic, and AIT at Fort Jackson SC, attended PLDC at Fort Lewis WA, and attended BNCOC at Fort Lee VA. SGT Cosner has worked as an Armorer, SupplyClerk, Supply Sergeant, Financial Management NCO, Comptroller NCO, and Property Book Officer. Decorations include: Overseas Service Ribbon(3), Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development(2), Armed Forces Service Ribbon(2), Good Conduct 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 is married and has two children.

CPT(R) Quintin Jeter


Captain Jeter first enlisted in the Army as a Military Policeman and Operating Room Technician for his first seven years in the Army.  Captain Jeter was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Service Corp through the Reserve Officer Training Program at Northwestern State University of Louisiana where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.  He received his Masters Degree in Acquisition and Procurement from Webster University.  His military education includes the Medical Service Officer Advance and Basic Courses, the Combined Armed Services Staff School, the Combat Developers Course, the Medical Logistics Management Course, the Company Commanders Course, the Medical Logistics Training Program,and the Contracting Fundamentals & Contracting Officer Representative Course.  Captain Jeter has been awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Drivers Badge.

MSG Donald Williams

Operations NCO of Military Science

Ms. Brenda Meyers

Administrative Personnel