University of San Francisco
The training consists of five events: the 10-minute swim, 25-meter combat swim, 5 minute tread water, equipment drop and the 1-meter drop.

Combat Water Survival Training (CWST).

The training consists of five events: the 10-minute swim, 25-meter combat swim, 5 minute tread water, equipment drop and the 1-meter drop.

LTC Derek Reeve

Professor of Military Science / MS IV Instructor

A native of Puyallup, Washington, LTC Reeve graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in History. He was branch detailed Armor from the Military Intelligence branch but his request to remain Armor was approved. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University. He is married and has one son. He arrived at USF in August 2008.

Military Education:

Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Scout Platoon Leader Course, Military Intelligence Transition Course and resident Command and General Staff College


Tank and Scout Platoon Leader (Fort Riley KS), Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, HQ, USAREUR (Heidelberg GE), S-3 Air, Tank Company Commander and Brigade Recon Troop Commander (Schweinfurt GE), Battalion XO (Fort Carson, CO), Battalion and Brigade S-3 (Fort Knox, KY), Second in Command, Armored Fighting Vehicle Gunnery School (Lulworth, UK), Joint Staff Operations Officer (J-3), JTF Paladin (Bagram AF).

Operational Experience and Deployments:

Tank Platoon Leader, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq 1990-1991
S-3 Air, Operation Joint Endeavor/ Joint Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1995, 1997
Brigade Recon Troop Commander, Initial Entry Force, Operation Joint Guardian Kosovo, 1999
Joint Staff Operations Officer, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, 2007-2008

Mr. Steven Roesler

Associate Professor of Military Science / MS I Instructor

Mr. Steve Roesler served over 22 years the Army as an Infantry officer and as an Operations Research/Systems Analyst. He received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1985, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in 2009. Mr. Roesler retired in October 2005 and accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of San Francisco. He was recalled to active duty in 2008 to become the 14th Brigade ROTC Executive Officer in Monterey, CA, and retired again in January, 2010, returning to teach at the University of San Francisco ROTC program. He is married to LTC(Ret) Debra Roesler and has two children.

Military Education:

He is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Operations Research/Systems Analysis Military Applications Course, DoD Emergency Preparedness Course, Infantry Mortar Platoon Officers Course, Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger school.


Infantry and Mortar Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer (Bamberg, GE); Infantry Brigade A/S4, Light Infantry Company Commander and Headquarters Company Commander (Fort Ord, CA); Plans Officer, Platoon and Company Observer/Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC, Fort Chaffee AR and Fort Polk, LA); Operations Research/Systems Analyst, Army Material Systems Analysis Agency (AMSAA, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD); USMA Infantry Branch Representative (West Point, NY); Infantry Brigade S4 and Infantry Battalion Executive Officer (Fort Drum, New York); Forces Command (FORSCOM) Senior Staff Officer, Deputy Chief Current Operations and G3/5/7 Executive Officer (Fort McPherson, GA); and Combat Operations Analyst/Vector in Commander (VIC) Model and Simulation, Training and Doctrine Analysis Center (TRAC, Fort Leavenworth, KS Operational Experience and Deployments: • Brigade Assistant S-4, Operation Just Cause and Joint Task Force South, Panama, 1989-1990 • Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, Operation Garden Plot (LA Riots), Los Angeles, CA, 1992

CPT Daniel Meany

Admissions Officer

A native of Shorewood, WI CPT Meany graduated from Gonzaga University, with a degree in Business Administration. He was branched Chemical. He is married and arrived at USF in July, 2010.

Military Education:

Chemical Basic Officer Leaders Course, CBRN Reconnaissance Course, CBRN Captain’s Career Course
Assignments: CBRN Reconnaissance Platoon Leader (Fort Wainwright AK), CBRN Officer (Fort Wainwright AK)

Operational Experience and Deployments:

Platoon Leader, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq 2008-2009

MSG Cole W. Shepherd

Senior Military Instructor / MSIII Instructor

Born in Reno, Nevada, MSG Shepherd joined the army in 1986. His MOS is Infantry but has served in the Scouts and LRSD for a good portion of his career. He is married and has one daughter and one son. He arrived at USF in November 2009.

Military Education:

ANCOC, BNCOC, Warrior Leader Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master School, Northern Warfare Training Course, NTC Observer/Controller Course, Training Development Course, Basic Instructor Training Course and Ranger School.


Riflemen (Fort Richardson AK), SAW Gunner(Fort Richardson AK), Grenadier(Fort Richardson AK), 90mm Gunner(Fort Richardson AK), Infantry Team Leader(Schofield BKS HI), Infantry Squad Leader(Schofield BKS HI and Camp Casey Korea), Scout Team Leader(Schofield BKS HI), Scout Platoon Sergeant(Schofield BKS HI and Fort Wainwright AK ), Infantry Platoon Sergeant(Fort Wainwright AK),  LRSD Team Leader(Schofield BKS HI), LRSD Surveillance Platoon Sergeant(Schofield BKS HI), Warrior Leader Course Instructor(Camp Jackson Korea), Ranger Instructor(Mountain Phase Dahlonega GA), Observer Controller(fort Irwin CA), Brigade Assistant Operations Sergeant and Rear Detachment 1SG(Fort Wainwright AK).

SFC Brian S. Rasmussen

Military Science Instructor / MS III Instructor

Raised in Payson, Arizona, SFC Rasmussen enlisted in February 1995 and attended 19D Armored Reconnaissance Specialist One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, KY.  He is married to Cindy Rasmussen and they have one son.  He joined the Don’s Battalion in March 2009.

Military Education:  

19D Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course (ANCOC), 19D Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Basic Airborne Course, Army Combatives Level I, Combat Lifesaver’s Course.


Platoon Sergeant, D Troop 4th Cavalry (Iraq); Assistant Operations Sergeant, S-3, 1st BDE 1st Infantry Division (Fort Riley, KS); Senior Scout Section Leader, Task Force 2-2 Infantry Regiment (Iraq, Germany, Kosovo); Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander/Gunner, 1/3 Cavalry Regiment (Fort Carson, CO); Assistant Operations NCO, G-3, 2nd Infantry Division (Korea); HMMWV Driver, D Troop 1-16th Cavalry Regiment (Fort Knox, KY) 

Operational Experience:

Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) II as Section Leader (2004-2005), IV as Platoon Sergeant (2006-2007); Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo) as Section Leader (2003-2004), Operation Bright Star (Egypt) Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner (2001), Korea Assistant Operations NCO (1997-1998).

Carmella R. Warren

Department of Defense Human Resource Assistant

Anne E. Schaefer

Program Assistant

Huascar Avila

Supply Technician