Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This leader development course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training Cadets receive in the Basic Course. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in the Army ROTC Advanced Course on campus-provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate). Learn more. 

LTC  Danielle Rodondi

LTC Danielle K. Rodondi hails from in Island Pond, Vermont and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Castleton State College in 1997. She entered the Army in the Skills for Stripes program and served 4 years as a 91C at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She continued her work at Walter Reed as a GS 11/12 for the next 4 years. In 2004, LTC Rodondi earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and received a direct commission. In 2010, she earned her Master’s degree in Nursing from Florida Southern College as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her military education includes Basic Training, Primary Leadership Development Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Captain’s Career Course, and Intermediate Level Education.

LTC Rodondi assumed duties as the Professor of Military Science, Augusta University May 2017. Her previous assignments include Nurse Liaison/Program Instructor ACCC/BOLC-B,  CNOIC Medical/Surgical/ Pediatric, Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dwight D Army Medical Center; CNOIC Conner Troop Medical Clinic, Fort Drum NY; PACU Staff Nurse, Madigan Army Medical Center; Staff Nurse Intermediate Care Unit, 47th CSH Tikrit, Iraq; Step Down Staff Nurse, Madigan Army Medical Center. Head Nurse/Charge/Staff Nurse GS 12/11 Cardio Thoracic Step Down, WRAMC; 91 C Staff Nurse, Cardio Thoracic Step Down and Organ Transplant Step Down, WRAMC.

Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon. LTC Rodondi is a board Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association, 2015 AMEDD Iron Major, and 2016 Military Health Science Nursing Leadership Award.


MAJ Michael Mixon

CPT Peter L. Ahching, Jr.

Captain Peter L. Ahching, Jr. enlisted into the United States Army from Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned his commission as an Army officer after graduating from the Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia on Sept 11, 2008.

Captain Peter Ahching completed the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Basic Officer Leaders Course and was assigned to the 23rd Chemical Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  Captain Ahching served successfully as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and an Assistant Operations Officer.  In 2011, CPT Ahching deployed to South Korea as a Battalion Battle Captain in support of Operation Foal Eagle, in partnership with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.  Captain Peter Ahching later graduated from the CBRN Captains Career Course and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  Captain Ahching served as the 3BCT Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Officer and Brigade Battle Captain. 

In May 2013, Captain Peter Ahching deployed as the Task Force Talon S3 Operations Officer during the first deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system into the PACOM region.  After deployment, Captain Peter Ahching was the S3 Lead Planner for the 3BCT's Regional Engagement Exercises to the Philippines and Malaysia.  In May 2014, Captain Peter Ahching deployed with the 3BCT, 25ID to Australia in support of Operation Vital Prospect, in partnership with the armies of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  In June 2015, Captain Ahching served as the Commander of the US Army Chattanooga Recruiting Company covering Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.  In July 2017, Captain Peter Ahching was selected to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Augusta University in South Georgia. 

Captain Peter Ahching's awards and decorations include the following: the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Medal and the Overseas Service Medal.

Captain Peter Ahching attended the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine and passed the United States Medical Licensing Exam STEP 1. Captain Peter Ahching holds a Master of Science degree from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Fresno.  Captain Peter Ahching married his wife Tina on Maui, Hawaii and they have two children, Rocco and Scarlett


Travis Logan

Master Sergeant Travis A. Logan is a native of Oxford, Mississippi. He enlisted in the United States Army on 20 August 1998 and completed Basic and AIT at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He has held various leadership positions to Include Gunner, Ammunition Section Chief, MLRS Section Chief, Platoon Sergeant, Master Gunner, Operations Sergeant, Inspector General, First Sergeant and most recently Augusta University ROTC Senior Military Science Instructor.

His duty assignments include the Augusta University ROTC Senior Instructor, 2nd Battalion 18th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK, 1st Battalion 38th Field Artillery, Camp Casey, Korea, Fire Center of Excellence HQ Detachment, Fort Sill, OK, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, Camp Stanley, Korea, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK. First Sergeant Logan has deployed to Operation Desert Spring, Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06, Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-09, and Mission Ready Rotation to the Republic of Korea.

His military and civilian education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, SHARP, Master Resiliency Trainer, Inspector General Course, Master Gunner, USAF Air load Planner, Combative Level 2, Casualty Assistance and Notification Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course and University Senior leaders Course. Master Sergeant Logan has a bachelor’s and currently working on his Master’s Degree in Business Administration Finance with a concentration in Leadership from Liberty University.

Master Sergeant Logan’s awards and decoration include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with 3 OLC , Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 1 silver knot, National Defense Service Ribbon with bronze star, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Oversea Service Ribbon with numeral 6, Combat Action Badge, and a Driver Badge (wheel and track). Master Sergeant honors include being inducted into the Audie Murphy Club and the Order of Saint Barbara.


Mr. Ryan Dimm


Mr. Ryan Dimm

Mr. Dimm, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania graduated from the Army ROTC program in May 2008 from Millersville University, a part of the “Blue Mountain Battalion”. He began working for Cadet Command in March 2012. Most recently, he became the Recruiting Operations Officer at Augusta University in April 2014.

Currently a Captain in the Army Reserve, Mr. Dimm served in Operation Enduring Freedom during 2010-2011 in Afghanistan.  He has earned the Bronze Star Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ Device, and the NATO Medal. Mr. Dimm is married and resides in Grovetown, GA.





Beverley Bailey-Fulton


Ms. Beverley Bailey-Fulton

Has been the Human Resources Assistant (HRA) at Augusta University (ASU) since July 2005. She has been a HRA in U.S. Army Cadet Command since July 1990.

Ms. Bailey-Fulton has earned several Civilian Employee Awards to include the Commander's Award for Civilian Service. She is a 2005 U.S. Army Cadet Command Human Resources Assistant of the Year Nominee.

Ms. Bailey-Fulton is married and has two children and three grandchildren.

2005 Nominee - US Army Cadet Command HR Assistant of the Year






Mr. James Richey



Mr. James Richey

Mr. Richey has been the Logistics Technician at Augusta University (ASU) ROTC since October 2010. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service on 1 September 2007 as a First Sergeant.

Mr. Richey's served his last military assignment as the Senior Military Instructor (SMI) for ASU ROTC. He has earned several awards to the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leafs and the Army Commendation Medal with six oak leafs. Mr. Richey is married; he has two children and resides in Evans, GA.

Retired Army





Mrs. Norma Combs

Mrs. Norma S. Combs

A Washington, GA native, moved to Augusta after completing Greenleaf College in Atlanta, GA. She began her career at Fort Gordon, GA as a Military Personnel Records Clerk in the Officer Records Department. Her duties included maintaining the records of Second Lieutenants coming on Active Duty to attend the Signal Officer Basic Course.

After ten years, Mrs. Norma transferred to work as the Management Assistant to the Provost Marshal where she spent the next eleven years. Her final role was spent as assistant to the Director of Community Activities before her retirement in 1997 from Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Since retiring from Ft Gordon, GA she has become employed at Augusta State University as the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Professor of Military Science. Mrs. Combs has two children, Krista, who is completing her doctorate in Nursing and Todd Combs. In her spare time she loves to travel and attend concerts.