The University of Texas at Austin

CDT Jamie Cruz (R) being sworn in by MAJ John Fitzgerald

The cadre of the Longhorn Battalion is among the finest in the nation. Members of the cadre have served in several major military operations including Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Military Police, Infantry, Field Artillery, Signal, Military Intelligence, and Air Defense Artillery. Often, the cadre is assisted by visitors to help teach cadets current lessons in military science. Most visitors are career officers coming straight from deployments to impart wisdom and assist the cadre in developing Longhorn cadets into knowledgeable young second lieutenants.


Chair and Professor of Military Science Dept.

VII. LTC Tony Pete was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Lebanon Senior High School in 1989. After his initial enlistment in the Army and his completing a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, LTC Pete attended graduate school at Southwest Texas State University where he participated in the ROTC program and graduated in 1999


Senior Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class David A. Carlton enlisted as an Infantryman in the United States Army on 18 August 2000, in Houston, Texas. He attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning Georgia and earned the Military Occupational Specialty of Infantryman (11B). Upon graduation he was assigned to 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. His last assignment was as the Operations Sergeant for the G35 Section, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Previous assignments include 1-21st INF, Hawaii; Asymmetric Warfare Group, Ft Meade, MD; 2-46th INF, Ft Knox, KY; Henry H. Lind NCOA, JBLM, WA; 1-24th INF, JBLM, WA; 1-9th INF, South Korea. He has deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Korea.


Associate Professor, Military Science Dept.

CPT Timothy J. Keilty is from Long Island, New York. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2009. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Armor Branch. CPT Keilty's civilian education includes a Bachelor’s of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. CPT Keilty’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Maneuver Captains Career Course, and the Ranger Course.


Military Science Instructor

CPT Harold W Hamblet

Military Science Instructor


Scholarship & Enrollment Advisor

Omar Cruz is a native of Texas, attending Judson High school in Converse TX and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2011, he also received his commission from the UTSA Army ROTC program into the Texas Army National Guard as a Field Artillery Officer. He has served in multiple roles as a Field Artillery officer, a security officer in 4-133rd Battalion High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), from there transitioned to Fire Directions officer and Platoon Leader within 1-133rd Field Artillery Battalion and now he serves as the Company Commander for HHB-1 133FA


Army National Guard Representative