Unit Leadership

Unit Leadership

Our Unit instructors are a team. Together they have over 11 years of JROTC Instructor experience and over 55 years of active-duty experience. Our Cadet Company Staff for the 2020/2021 school year were hand-selected based on the demonstrated leadership skills they exhibited last school year. Please click on the links below to learn about our Unit leadership.


Senior Naval Science Instructor

Captain Jonathan D. Picker, USN (Ret)

Captain Picker graduated from the University of Washington in 1983 and received his commission through the NROTC Scholarship Program. He subsequently attended flight school in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator in February 1985.

Read more about Captain Picker here.

Naval Science InstructorSCPO Beck

Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin R. Beck, USN (Ret)


A native of Aberdeen, WA, Senior Chief Beck enlisted in the Navy October 15th, 1991. He attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, followed by SONAR Technician Surface "A" School. After Graduating STG"A" School as Honor Man, he attended ITASS "C" School and AN/SQQ-89 Operations School in San Diego, California.

To read more about Senior Chief Beck click here

Cadet Staff

The Roughrider Company Cadet Staff, guided by the Naval Science Instructors, create the unit goals and direct the Cadet Company in accomplishing these goals. The Cadet Staff is the heart and soul of our NJROTC Unit, and the extra time and effort they put in is directly reflected in every success we enjoy.

Position Rank Name
Commanding Officer LCDR Betty Cameron
Executive Officer LT Kathryn Guttormsen
Command Senior Chief SCPO Lucas Gavin
Operations Officer LT Jenna Gates
Assistant Operations Officer ENS Braydon Mahany
Supply Officer LTJG
Kayla Turner
Asst Supply Officer ENS Clara Murphy
Administrative Officer LT Mason Reynolds
Asst Admin Officer
ENS William Rife
Public Affairs Officer CPO Hunter
Asst Public Affairs Officer ENS Lomax
Weapons Officer ENS Naaman McGuffey
Advisory Officer ENS Addie Lomax
PT Team Commander CPO
Isaiah Jones
Air Rifle Team Commander LTJG
Meagan McCann
Color Guard Team Commander
Betty Cameron
Armed Drill Team Commander LT
Jenna Gates
Unarmed Drill Team Commander CPO Elise Baublitz
Cyber Patriot Team Commander LT
Mason Reynolds
Academic Team Commander LTJG Kayla Turner