University of San Francisco
All cadets learn a variety of skills, including proper technique and commands for drilling

Drill and Ceremony

All cadets learn a variety of skills, including proper technique and commands for drilling

1LT Dave Matters

Class of 2004

1LT Dave Matters - Class of 2004 - is currently an OH-58D (Kiowa Warrior) scout pilot with the Air Cavalry.  He is stationed in Hawaii.

CPT Phillips Franks

Commander, United States Army Air Ambulance Detachment Honduras (USAAAD) / Director of MEDEVAC Operations Central America

Commissioned in 1998, Medical Service Corps

1LT Michael Nau

Class of 2004 / Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

Commissioned in 1998, Medical Service Corps

Brig. Gen. Mark Corson - USF Class of 1983

Brigadier General in command of the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

“I knew I wanted to be a Soldier from a young age. When I was fortunate to receive a four year Army ROTC scholarship, USF was my first choice. Army ROTC at USF was the centerpiece of my college experience. ROTC and the Jesuit education provided by USF set me up for success as a young armor officer defending freedom's frontiers in Germany during the Cold War. That same foundation has served me well through my service as a general officer. I have no doubt that one or several of the current members of the Dons Battalion will be serving as a general officer twenty some years from now and will look back on USF’s Army ROTC program and recognize it was an important foundation for their success.”

LTC Joseph P. Gleichenhaus - USF Class of 1990

Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army

“…as you start your journey, a path I guarantee can be the most rewarding endeavor you will ever complete…  Much of what happens will be up to you… do the best you can every step of the way to influence that which you can. I assure you, the rest will fall into place.”

LTC Joseph P. Gleichenhaus was commissioned into Field Artillery upon graduation from the University of San Francisco in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Arts degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. His military education includes the Air Command and Staff College, Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Airborne School and Jumpmaster School.

Terese Green

Inpatient Nurse Case Manager

“ROTC gave me the confidence to step out into the real world and try new things. The foundation for this confidence was laid from all the training I received in ROTC. As an ROTC nursing student my training in the summer between my Junior and Senior year consisted of 8 weeks as a floor nurse at Letterman Army Medical Center. I returned to My Senior Year of Nursing with confidence and experience my peers did not have. I was made to push myself beyond my comfort zone by rappelling out of helicopters, leading a lost patrol in the freezing January rain on Mt Tam and drawing blood for the first time all before I left college. The skills of self reliance, determination and problem solving have served me well, especially now as I work as an Inpatient Nurse Case Manager helping hospital patients and their families navigate issues like insurance coverage, home health care, placement and end of life care. ROTC gave me the foundation for the past 25 years of my Nursing practice. I look forward to the next 25 years.”