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 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.
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
Master Sergeant Travis A. Logan is a native of Oxford, MS. 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. William G. Roberts is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of service as a Soldier and Officer. Mr. Roberts assumed his current duties as the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer of the Augusta University Jaguar Battalion in November 2019.
Mr. Roberts is a native of Lenox, GA. He joined the Georgia National Guard after graduation from Cook County High School and graduated from Infantry One Station Unit Training in June 1981. He then enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program from which he was commissioned in June 1983. He served for two years as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader in the Georgia Army National Guard prior to graduating from Georgia Southwestern State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management. Upon graduation, he entered active duty as an Infantry Officer.
Mr. Roberts began his active military career as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader with the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized) at Fort Carson, CO. His following assignments included Platoon Leader, Company E, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized), Executive Officer, Company E, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized), and Assistant S3, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized). After assignment to Fort Benning, GA in 1988, he served as Platoon Trainer, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry, and Commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry. In 1992 orders came for Fort Brag, NC, where he served as Budget Officer, 18th Airborne Corps, Deputy Comptroller, 82nd Airborne Division, Commander, Headquarters Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Brigade Logistics Officer, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 1998, Mr. Roberts moved to Belgium, where he served as the Executive Officer to the Allied Command Europe Financial Controller, and Budget Officer, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (shape). In 2001, he requested duty as the Professor of Military Science for Georgia Southern University and was assigned to the Eagle Battalion. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Roberts served as the Eagle Battalion Professor of Military Science. From 2005 – 2007, he started a new JROTC Program at Metter High School and served as the Senior Army Instructor. Mr. Roberts returned to Georgia Southern in 2008 and served as the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer of the Eagle Battalion for eight years. In 2009, he was named the top Scholarship and Enrollment Officer in the nation.
From February 2016 until August 2017, Mr. Roberts assumed the role of Associate Dean of Military Affairs and the Director of the Military and Veteran Student Center at Georgia Southern University. In this capacity, he worked with all military, veterans, and family members attending the university.
Mr. Roberts’ military education includes the Infantry Officers basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne and Ranger Schools, the Jumpmaster Course, the Professional Military Controller’s Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His civilian education also includes a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1998.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Expert Infantryman’s badge, the Senior Parachutist badge, the British Parachutist badge, and the Ranger Tab.
He is married to the former Denise Roney of Vienna, Georgia. They have three children, Kimberly, Daniel, and Kyle, and three grandchildren, Nolan, Cheyenne, and Ari.
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. 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.