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Cadet Alpha Company Commanding Officer Biography

        My name is Eric Rohwedder and I am the Alpha Company Commander of the Sebastian River High School Shark Battalion. Ever since I have been in this program I have been a MPO (Mustering Petty Officer), Platoon Commander, Commanding Officer of the Unarmed Drill Team (2012-2013), and the Shark Company Supply Officer. Now being the Alpha Company Commander, it is my responsibility to command the 1st, 2nd, and 4th platoons. I encourage them to strive for their very best as well as make sure all their deadlines are met and the goals are obtained.

    Throughout my years in the NJROTC program here, I have been an active member of the teams offered here. I have participated on the Unarmed Drill,Physical Fitness,and Color Guard Teams. Outside of NJROTC I am an active student. I am the Principal Trumpet in the Sebastian River High School Wind Symphony as well as the Lead Trumpet in our Jazz Band. I have also ran varsity cross country for our school. That experience really gave me a particular mental toughness that allows me to persevere through many pressuring situations. This has translated to NJROTC giving me the ability to push through the long and rigorous challenges faced in the unit throughout the year.


    When I complete my senior year I hope on obtaining an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. At the United States Naval Academy I will be able to harness the skills necessary to have my dream job, a nuclear propulsion officer.  As a nuclear propulsion officer I can help our nations ships become more efficient, capable, and ready for the world that is to come.