71st Demon Battalion activated

The 71st Demon Battalion at Northwestern State University was activated for Fall 2020 through a short and socially distanced formation during lab at the beginning of the semester.

The Battalion leadership includes the following.

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel MacKenzie Buie-Grace, a senior at LSU Shreveport, a partnership school, took command of the Demon Battalion at the start of the spring semester. He will graduate and commission in December with Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Cadet Command Sergeant Major Bruna Galarza brings years of experience to ROTC through the Army’s Green-to-Gold Program. She is the Battalion Command Sergeant Major and will graduate and commission in May with a Master of Science in Homeland Security.

Cadet Major Meya Morse is the Battalion Executive Officer. She will graduate and commission in May with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Cadet Major Caleb Krikorian serves as the S3, Plans and Operations Officer. He is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Cadet Captain Tyler Iverson is the S1, Administrative Officer. He is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Cadet Captain Alex Wade is the S4, Logistics Officer. She is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science.

Cadet Captain Gavin Scott is the S6, Communications Officer. He is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science.

Cadet Captain Michael Shamblin was promoted to Company Commander earlier this week. He is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Cadet First Sergeant Kayla Graham is the Company First Sergeant. She is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Cadet Staff Sergeant Dylan Trueblood is the Color sergeant. He is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Pictured: Northwestern State University’s 71st Demon Battalion is activated for the Fall 2020 semester. Kneeling from left are Cadets Bruna Galarza, MacKenzie Buie-Grace and Meya Morse. Ranks are, from left, Cadets Alexis Aguillard, Taylor Dixon, Kimberly Heird, Loren Higginbotham, Alex Wade, Manuel Jose Vingua, Khadijah Evans, Gennyfer Peña, Andrew Wesley, JaNeeshea Gaskin, Adrian Vandiver, Tyler Iverson, Ethan Lewis, Neil Garcia, Kenneth Cheramie, Colby Hennigan, Peyton Bordelon, Anthony Cantrell, Seth Ozsoy, Michael Shamblin, Caleb Krikorian and Dylan Trueblood.