Cadre/Staff

LTC Michael Wroblewski

Professor Military Science (PMS)
email:   mwroblewski@jcu.edu  • phone: 216-397-4354

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Lieutenant Colonel Mike Wroblewski is a native of Wattsburg, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an 11B Infantryman in 1997.  After graduating in 2000 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice, he received his active duty commission in the Army Ordnance Corps as a Second Lieutenant through ROTC. 

His first assignment was Fort Campbell, KY, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from 2000-2004 where he served as a Platoon Leader, Maintenance Company Shop Officer, Company Executive Officer and Battalion Support Operations Maintenance Officer.  He deployed to both Operation Enduring Freedom I (Afghanistan, 2002) and Operation Iraqi Freedom I (Iraq, 2003).

From 2004-08, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.  He served as the 82nd Forward Support Battalion Operations Officer where he deployed to New Orleans, LA in support of Hurricane Katrina relief effort.  In 2006-08, he commanded Bravo Company, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 15 months of which was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

From 2009-11, he served at Fort Campbell, KY as the 426th Brigade Support Battalion

Executive Officer in 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  He spent a year deployed to Jalalabad, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2011) as the Bridge Support Operations Officer. 

From 2012-15, he was assigned to the United States Transportation Command, where he served as a Joint Strategic Planner, Executive Officer for the J5/J4, and 20 months as Aide-de-Camp to the USTRANSCOM Deputy Commander (Navy Vice Admiral).  Following his assignment at USTC, he served as the lead planner for Operation Atlantic Resolve while assigned to the G4, U.S. Army Europe HQ in Wiesbaden, Germany from 2015-17.

From 2017-19, he commanded 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He deployed his battalion to Kandahar, Afghanistan (2018).    

In 2020, he served as the 7th Infantry Division Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 Sustainment Chief, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.      

His in-residence advanced degrees include a Master of Science in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology (2009), a Master of Arts in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College (2012), and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College (2020).  

In addition to other military professional and civilian education, he also completed Air Assault

School, Basic Airborne School and the U.S. Army Jumpmaster Course.  His awards and badges include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Badge, Senior Rated Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and Irish Foreign Jump Wings.

Lieutenant Colonel Wroblewski is married to the former Michelle Kieklak of Wattsburg, PA.  They have three children: Abigail (16), Gavin (14) and Annalise (10).

 


MSG Diogenes Navarro

Senior Military Instructor (SMI)
email:  dnavarro@jcu.edu  • phone: 216-397-6203

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Master Sergeant (MSG) Diogenes Navarro joined the Army as an Airborne Infantryman in 2000 and is currently the Senior Military Science Instructor for John Carroll University ROTC. His previous assignments have taken him around the world from Ft. Bragg, NC to Italy and Germany. MSG Navarro’s deployments span from 2001 to 2018 which include peace enforcement operations throughout Kosovo and Macedonia, combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and a multinational deployment to Poland.

While stationed in Europe, MSG Navarro also took part in numerous partnership training events throughout Romania, France, Hungary, and Austria. He has had the unique experience to have parachuted out of military aircrafts for 15 consecutive years as a profession. MSG Navarro’s goal is to utilize his diverse leadership experience to strengthen and develop the ROTC Cadets into adaptable, cohesive and discipline driven Army Leaders.


MAJ Jake Allen

Assistant Professor Military Science
email: Edward.j.allen34.mil@mail.mil 
phone: 216-397-4421

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Primary AOC: Special Forces  |   Years of Service: 11

Commissioning Source: United States Military Academy

Civilian Education: Bachelor of Science, USMA (2010)

Military Education: SFQC, SOF CCC, Ranger School, IBOLC

Additional Skill Identifier: Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Jumpmaster Qualified, Military Freefall Qualified, Air Assault Qualified, OPI Modern Standard Arabic (2/2)

Previous Assignments:

  • Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  • Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  • Commander, Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha 5223, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  • Battalion Logistics Officer, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
  • Executive Officer, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
  • Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Major Allen is married to Hilary Allen and they have three children Jack (3), Julia (2), Joanna (newborn). The Allen’s reside in Canton, Ohio


 

CPT Nathan Hanners

Assistant Professor of Military Science
email: nhanners@jcu.edu  •  phone: 216-397-6211

CAP Hanners AP Nathan Hanners was commissioned in the Army Reserves after graduating from Officer Candidate School on 24 March 2011. His first unit was the 370th CBRN CO where he served first in Norman OK as platoon leader, detachment commander, and finally as company executive officer.  He mobilized with the Army Central Command augmentation detachment in 2015 serving in Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan spending a total of 23 months OCONUS.  He was assigned to Frist Army in 2017 as G6 plans and operations chief. He was selected for AGR in 2018 and served at the 479 CBRN battalion as the assistant S-3.  He took Command of the 320th Chemical Company in September 2019.

He graduated from the University of Texas in Dallas, 2009.   As a civilian he has worked as maintenance supervisor and manager in Dallas TX.  This work involved planning maintenance operations in the Dallas area for over 1000 heavy duty trucks and leading a team of skilled technicians and administrators.

Having his awards, badges and decorations include the Army commendation medal, Army Achievement medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement medal, the National Defense Service Ribbon, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Reserve medal with M device.  He has been awarded the German armed forces badge in gold.

He’s married Ligaya Hanners of Quezon City, Philippines. They have been married for 10 years and live in Cleveland Heights with their 2 dogs.  They are both Texans at heart! 


 

 

Ms. Theresa Bodnar

Cleveland’s Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer
email: tbodnar@jcu.edu  •  phone: 216-397-4286

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Ms. Theresa M. Bodnar is incredibly excited to return to John Carroll University (JCU) to serve as the Recruiting and Operations Officer for the Wolfpack Battalion.  She is a JCU ROTC Alumna (’01) and also a Colonel in the US Army Reserve.  Theresa is a native of Ashtabula, Ohio, and was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps in 2001, after graduating from JCU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.  She also holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University, and a Masters of Business Administration and Executive Masters in Policy Administration from Syracuse University.  Theresa completed 20 years of Active Federal Service on 30 Sep 2021 and is now an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (part-time Reservist) with the Center for Strategic Analysis, US Army War College. 

Active Duty Assignments (2001-2005):   Supply Support Activity (SSA) Platoon Leader and Executive Officer (XO) for the 147th Maintenance Company in Kitzingen, Germany; and, Assistant Group Adjutant for the 7th Corps Support Group in Bamberg, Germany.  

Mobilizations (2005-2007): Observer Controller Trainer and Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) Commander for 2/312th Training Support Battalion (TSBN) at Fort Dix, NJ.

Active Guard Reserve Assignments (2007-2021): Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS), University of Pittsburgh; Chief of Marketing and Recruiting, 7th Brigade, US Army Cadet Command; Logistics Program Analyst, Office of the Chief Army Reserve  Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate  (OCAR PAE); Student, Defense Comptroller Program (DCP), Syracuse University; Senior Manpower Analyst, OCAR PAE;  Army Reserve Programs Analyst (Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1);  Manning Programs Branch Chief and Integration Branch Chief, OCAR PAE.

Awards:   Meritorious Service Medal (7), Army Commendation Medal (1), and Army Achievement Medal (2). 

Military Education:  Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Exercise Course, Operations Research Analyst Military Applications Course (ORSA-MAC), Defense Comptroller Program (DCP), Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Course, the FA 49 Qualification Course, and the Master Resilience Training (MRT) Course.

Other Notable Accomplishments: Theresa is a certified Army Master Resilience Trainer (MRT), Positive Psychology Practitioner, Eating Psychology Educator, Stress Mastery Educator, and Resilience Building Leader Program Instructor.  She is also the author of Get UPP!: Understanding Positive Psychology, a poetry book dedicated to positive psychology concepts;  co-author of Gratitude Mission 2:  More People, More Gratitude, More Inspiration and Dear 2020 Anthology; and a former columnist with The Teen Mentor.  Theresa gave a TedX talk in 2018, entitled The Gift of Gratitude in Foresight about using Gratitude to become more resilient.

Theresa is single.  Her parents, Paul and Antoinette Bodnar, sisters Sarah Izzi and Julie Severino, brother-in-laws Steve Severino III and Alex Izzi, nephew Steve Severino IV, and nieces Ava Severino, Annalina Severino and Rosalia Izzi, all live in Ashtabula, Ohio.