Our Team

Our Team

Staff and Faculty

DirectorAssociate Professor

LTC(P) Jordon Swain, PhD

Director
Associate Professor

LTC(P) Jordon Swain is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Junior Officers (CJO) at the United States Military Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1999 (with honors) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership. He

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Operations OfficerAssistant Professor

MAJ Chad Plenge

Operations Officer
Assistant Professor

Two passions that drive Chad are the desire to make a difference in people’s lives and to tackle difficult problems.  He loves leadership because it combines both of these passions.  As a U.S. Army officer Chad has led teams across multiple continents and taught leadership psychology at the U.S.

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Director of Technology

Tom Morel

Director of Technology

Tom joined the CJO Team in January 2008, shortly after he left the Army after 26 fulfilling years. He was an NCO for his first nine years and then graduate from OCS in 1991.  His assignments include Germany (x2), Southern Illinois University ROTC Cadre, Iraq, and the United States Military Academy

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Office Manager

Sandra Mudafort

Office Manager

Sandra Mudafort has been CJO’s Office Manager since July 2018. She has a BSN in nursing, and worked many years as an RN. Previously she, her husband and two pups, spent 4 years traveling the country, visiting 43 states. All the while living in a 25ft RV.

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DirectorAssociate Professor

LTC Jordon Swain, PhD

Director
Associate Professor

LTC Jordon Swain is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Junior Officers (CJO) at the United States Military Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1999 (with honors) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership. He

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Operations OfficerAssistant Professor

MAJ Chad Plenge

Operations Officer
Assistant Professor

Two passions that drive Chad are the desire to make a difference in people’s lives and to tackle difficult problems.  He loves leadership because it combines both of these passions.  As a U.S. Army officer Chad has led teams across multiple continents and taught leadership psychology at the U.S.

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Director of Technology

Tom Morel

Director of Technology

Tom joined the CJO Team in January 2008, shortly after he left the Army after 26 fulfilling years. He was an NCO for his first nine years and then graduate from OCS in 1991.  His assignments include Germany (x2), Southern Illinois University ROTC Cadre, Iraq, and the United States Military Academy

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Office Manager

Sandra Mudafort

Office Manager

Sandra Mudafort has been CJO’s Office Manager since July 2018. She has a BSN in nursing, and worked many years as an RN. Previously she, her husband and two pups, spent 4 years traveling the country, visiting 43 states. All the while living in a 25ft RV.

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Special Projects Officer

LTC Mark Erwin

Special Projects Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Erwin is an Army Reserve officer assigned to the Center for Junior Officers. Prior to this position, Mark served as an instructor with the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership teaching Military Leadership for three years. Mark’s other Army Reserve assignments

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DirectorAssociate Professor

LTC(P) Jordon Swain, PhD

Director
Associate Professor

LTC(P) Jordon Swain is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Junior Officers (CJO) at the United States Military Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1999 (with honors) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership. He

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Operations OfficerInstructor

CPT James Watson

Operations Officer
Instructor

CPT James Watson is the Operations Officer for the Center for Junior Officers (CJO) at the United States Military Academy. He is 2013 Graduate of the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teacher’s College Columbia University. He is married to his lovely (and understanding) wife Michelle.

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Director of Technology

Tom Morel

Director of Technology

Tom joined the CJO Team in January 2008, shortly after he left the Army after 26 fulfilling years. He was an NCO for his first nine years and then graduate from OCS in 1991.  His assignments include Germany (x2), Southern Illinois University ROTC Cadre, Iraq, and the United States Military Academy

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Shallen Hadwiger joined the CJO team in March 2021.  Prior to joining the CJO team, she was enlisted as an active duty Army Bandsman for 4 years.  During her active time, she received the title of Distinguished Honor Graduate from Basic Leader Course for graduating number one in her class.  She also won the Soldier of the Month 

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Program Support Assistant

Shallen Hadwiger

Program Support Assistant
Special Projects Officer

LTC Mark Erwin

Special Projects Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Erwin is an Army Reserve officer assigned to the Center for Junior Officers. Prior to this position, Mark served as an instructor with the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership teaching Military Leadership for three years. Mark’s other Army Reserve assignments

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Office Manager

Sandra Mudafort

Office Manager

Sandra Mudafort has been CJO’s Office Manager since July 2018. She has a BSN in nursing, and worked many years as an RN. Previously she, her husband and two pups, spent 4 years traveling the country, visiting 43 states. All the while living in a 25ft RV.

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Program Support Assistant

Shallen Hadwiger

Program Support Assistant

Shallen Hadwiger joined the CJO team in March 2021.  Prior to joining the CJO team, she was enlisted as an active duty Army Bandsman for 4 years.  During her active time, she received the title of Distinguished Honor Graduate from Basic Leader Course for graduating number one in her class.  She also won the Soldier of

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Special Projects Officer

LTC Mark Erwin

Special Projects Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Erwin is an Army Reserve officer assigned to the Center for Junior Officers. Prior to this position, Mark served as an instructor with the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership teaching Military Leadership for three years. Mark’s other Army Reserve assignments

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Senior Leadership Fellows

Dr. Andy Cohen

Dr. Andy Cohen

Dr. Andy Cohen has extensive experience as a business school professor and administrator, executive coach, and consultant.

Andy earned his PhD at the prestigious Wharton School and possesses expertise in Leadership Development, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Teams, and Social Networks. He currently runs his own coaching firm.

LTC Chaveso "Chevy" Cook

LTC Chaveso "Chevy" Cook

Chaveso “Chevy” Cook, 40, is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. As a Psychological Operations officer he has worked in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Tajikistan, Niger, and the United Arab Emirates.

Chevy has also been assigned to the United States Military Academy (USMA), where

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Dr. Paul Lester

Dr. Paul Lester

Dr. Paul Lester is an Associate Professor and teaches ethical leadership at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA. A retired U.S. Army officer,

Paul received his undergraduate degree from West Point and doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was commissioned as an Infantry officer, served

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COL Eric McCoy

COL Eric McCoy

COL Eric McCoy is an Army logistics officer. A distinguished military graduate of Morgan State University, he has twenty-three years of experience in military organizations at the tactical, operational, and strategic level.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Mental Health, Eric also holds masters’ degrees in Administration, Policy

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Ms. Sarah Rosnick

Ms. Sarah Rosnick

Ms. Rosnick is a senior manager at Facebook supporting Trust & Safety in Global Operations.

Sarah served for 8 years as a Military Intelligence Officer, deploying four times to OEF/OIF between 2006 and 2012. Her final assignment was as an advisor to the USNORTHCOM/NORAD Commanding General.

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Leadership Fellows

2LT Amanda Augustine

2LT Amanda Augustine

Amanda Augustine enlisted through the simultaneous membership program in April 2016. After completing her training through Reserve Officer Training Crop, she was commissioned in the U.S. Army Adjutant General Corp in December 2019. 2LT Augustine earned an

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CPT Seth Bush

CPT Seth Bush

Seth Bush was commissioned in the Army Reserve through ROTC out of Saint Leo University in 2014 with a Bachelors’s degree in Political Science.

He is currently pursuing a Masters’s degree in Political Science and International Relations with from American Public

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1LT Kate Campbell

1LT Kate Campbell

1LT Kate Campbell is a native of Silver Spring, MD. She commissioned as an Ordnance officer upon graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2019, where she majored English.

1LT Campbell is currently a Maintenance Platoon Leader in the 17th

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CPT Michal "MJ" Cantrell

CPT Michal "MJ" Cantrell

Captain MJ Cantrell is an active-duty Army officer currently serving as a cavalry squadron S2 at Fort Carson, Colorado.

MJ commissioned from the US Military Academy at West Point, and received a master’s degree from the War Studies Dept of King’s College, London. Her current

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1LT(P) Mark Cartagena-McGinnis

1LT(P) Mark Cartagena-McGinnis

Mark Cartagena-McGinnis is a platoon leader in Alpha Company, 2-10th Assault Helicopter Battalion at Fort Drum, NY.

He recently returned from a combat deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of

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1LT Joo Chung

1LT Joo Chung

Joo Chung is a Rifle Platoon Leader stationed at Fort Carson, CO. He graduated from USMA with a dual degree in English and Economics.

His academic interests include 20th century American literature, 19th century Russian literature, and World War II. In his spare

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CPT Kathryn (Kati) Eklund

CPT Kathryn (Kati) Eklund

CPT Kathryn (Kati) Eklund is a Licensed Clinical and Aeromedical Psychologist stationed at Joint-Base Lewis McChord, WA.

She holds an MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU). Prior to commissioning,

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1LT Eric Evans

1LT Eric Evans

Mr. Evans is a federal government consultant in DC supporting DoD and Intelligence Community clientele.

He has 8 years of experience in the Army National Guard as an enlisted infantryman, engineer platoon leader, and brigade public affairs officer. He deployed to

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CPT Don Gomez

CPT Don Gomez

CPT Don Gomez is a Psychological Operations (PSYOP) officer currently serving as an instructor of Arabic at West Point.

As a PSYOP officer, he has served as a Company and Detachment Commander, deploying to Iraq in 2018-2019 in support of Special

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2LT Hope Hack

2LT Hope Hack

2LT Hope Hack is originally from Mount Gilead, Ohio and is a graduate of the US Military Academy. She is also the proud wife to 2LT Parker Petersen. 2LT Hack is assigned to USASD as a 2019 Truman Scholar attending Virginia Commonwealth University.

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CPT Allyson Hauptman

CPT Allyson Hauptman

CPT Allyson Hauptman graduated West Point in 2014 and commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery officer. Immediately following graduation she traveled to Tallinn, Estonia on a Rotary Scholarship to obtain her Master’s in Cybersecurity. In 2015 she transitioned to the

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CPT Sean Jordan

CPT Sean Jordan

CPT Sean Jordan is a global leadership scholar and Aide-de-Camp for the 81st Readiness Division, where he assist on regional strategic and operational activities in the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Prior to his current position, he served as the HHC

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CPT Lorenzo Llorente II

CPT Lorenzo Llorente II

CPT Lorenzo Llorente earned a commission from Fresno State ROTC and is an AGR Chemical Officer serving as the G-3 Operations Officer, 7th Mission Support Command in Germany.

His previous assignments include S-3, 773rd Civil Support Team; Assistant S-3, 84th

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1LT Seamus Matlack

1LT Seamus Matlack

1LT Seamus Matlack graduated from West Point in 2018 where he was the captain of the Policy Debate Team. Following graduation, he spent a year in the UK on a Rotary Scholarship during which he received a MSc in Defense, Development, and Diplomacy from Durham

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CPT Addison McLamb

CPT Addison McLamb

CPT Addison McLamb is an Army intelligence officer at Fort Bragg, NC. Addison graduated from Wake Forest University in 2016 ranked 5th of 5000+ cadets on the national Army ROTC Order of Merit List. He then attended graduate school at Tsinghua University (Beijing) on a

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MAJ James McLaughlin

MAJ James McLaughlin

MAJ James McLaughlin is a native of San Francisco, California. He commissioned in 2010 from the United States Military Academy as an Infantry officer. His career highlights include leading a Rifle Platoon in 10th Mountain Division during Operation Enduring Freedom XIII,

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CPT Miguel Moyeno

CPT Miguel Moyeno

CPT Miguel Moyeno commissioned from the United States Military Academy as an Infantry officer in 2012. Miguel’s career highlights include serving as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Mortar Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea,

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1LT Christian Nattiel

1LT Christian Nattiel

1LT Christian E. Nattiel is from St. Petersburg, Florida and currently serves as a Rifle Platoon Leader in 1-21 IN, 2nd IBCT, 25th ID at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Christian graduated from West Point in May 2017, where he studied mathematical sciences and philosophy. At West Point,

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2LT Robert Norwood

2LT Robert Norwood

2LT Robert Norwood is an Armor officer who is passionate about promoting the inherent worth of every person. Robert has a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Latin American Area Studies from the United States Military Academy. He is most passionate about the

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CPT Brennan Randel

CPT Brennan Randel

CPT Brennan Randel is an Aviation officer who commanded an attack aviation company in the Republic of Korea. His operational experience includes a combat deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, two rotations to the

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1LT Anna Rapp

1LT Anna Rapp

1LT Anna Rapp is a Military Intelligence Officer from Arlington, Massachusetts. She was a Distinguished Honor Graduate for the USMA Class of 2017, earning her degree in Computer Science.

1LT Rapp spent the first four years of her service in 2/101st Airborne Division at Fort

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1LT Seth Roach

1LT Seth Roach

1LT Seth Roach currently serves as the Adjutant for the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery. He previously served as a Platoon Leader and Tactical Control Officer for Delta Battery, 1-7, while deployed in the Middle East. Before commissioning through Officer Candidate School, 1st Lt. Roach

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CPT Ryan Rogers

CPT Ryan Rogers

CPT Ryan Rogers is a native of Clarksville, AR and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2016. After receiving his commission from ROTC and branching Infantry, he PCSd to Fort Benning to complete his initial branch training. In March of 2017, Ryan PCSd to Fort Campbell where he served as a Rifle

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CPT Amy Saxton

CPT Amy Saxton

Captain Amy Saxton is an active duty Military Intelligence officer. Her previous assignments as a branch detailed Field Artillery officer include company fire support officer and platoon leader for 2-11 FAR and DIVARTY Assistant S2. In 2018, Amy supported a series

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1LT Joy Schaeffer

1LT Joy Schaeffer

1LT Joy Schaeffer is a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army. Joy grew up in Strongsville, Ohio. She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, double majoring in International History and French.

While at West Point, she completed French

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MAJ Brent W. Thompson

MAJ Brent W. Thompson

MAJ Brent W. Thompson is the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 10th Support Group and U.S. Army in Okinawa, Japan. His education includes a Juris Doctor from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington and master’s degrees from the

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1LT Brian Thorn

1LT Brian Thorn

1LT Brian Thorn currently serves as a Detachment Commander within Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) in Natick, Massachusetts tasked with conducting experimentation in order to maximize Soldier survivability, sustainability, mobility,

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CPT James Tollefson

CPT James Tollefson

Jim Tollefson is the Sustainment Officer for the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment. He is a combat veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and has trained all over the United States and the world. His passion is the application of

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