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Program Staff

LTC Jason (J.C.) Christenson
Department Chair and

Professor of Military Science

Humphreys 101B

Lieutenant Colonel Jason C. Christenson graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Allied Health and was commissioned as a Regular Army Quartermaster Officer in 2000.  Major Christenson holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in human resource management from Touro College and a Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in city management from Kansas State University.  Additionally, he is a Bronze certified wrestling coach and is currently working towards his secondary social studies teaching certification.


His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Navy Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star); Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, Parachutist and Combat Action Badges and is a recipient of the Order of Saint Martin.

CPT Mark Trapp

Asst Professor of Military Science

Humprheys 101C


Captain Trapp was commissioned into the United States Army as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Gannon University where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Webster University.

As a Signal officer, CPT Trapp commanded Charlie Company, 52nd Brigade Engineer Battalion at Fort Carson, CO. He has served as Battalion Signal Officer for both 759th MP Battalion at Fort Carson, CO and   1-41st IN Battalion at Fort Bliss, TX. As an Infantry Officer, he served as Company Executive Officer and rifle Platoon Leader in Able Company, 1-41st Infantry Battalion at Fort Bliss, TX. He has completed one deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

CPT Trapp has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.


MSG James Krause

Senior Military Science Instructor

Humphreys 106B




MSG James P. Krause enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1992. He is an Infantryman who has served in contingency and combat operations around the world, from Egypt, to Kosovo, to Afghanistan.

MSG Krause’s' previous duty positions range from First Sergeant to Automatic Rifleman.  His assignments have taken him from Germany, to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Republic of South Korea, to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Italy, and Fort Polk, Louisana.

MSG Krause participated in Operation Enduring Freedom VI (2005-2006) in Paktika Provence, Afghanistan where he served as an Operations Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant. He again deployed for combat operations as part of OEF VIII (2007-2008) where he served as the Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant for an Airborne Infantry Brigade. As part of OEF XII (2013-2014) MSG Krause served as part of the Brigade Security Force Assist and Advisement Team for the Afghan National Army’s 201st Corps.

MSG Krause’s military education include: Ranger School, Patherfinder School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Manuever Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Warrior Leaders Course,  and Drill Sergeant School.

MSG Krause is currently working on a Bachelors of Science (Crisis and Disaster Management) at UCM.


Mr. John Wolfmeyer
Recruiting Operations Officer

Humphreys 100

Mr. John Wolfmeyer has more than 15 years of distinguished recruiting experience for the U.S. military ranging from the University of Central Missouri Army ROTC to the Missouri Army National Guard to the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wolfmeyer has more than 34 years of military experience as well as more than 15 years of professional work experience in the private sector as a Project Manager across the U.S., Europe and South America.


Mr. Wolfmeyer has been recognized multiple times by the U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Navy and civilian employers as a top producer who is dedicated to the organization, nation and peers alike.



Rosita Dial

Human Resources Assistant (Military), GS07

Humphreys 101




Been with Cadet Command ARMY ROTC since October 1998, (HRA since 2001; ROO Assistant prior)

Came to UCM from WMA after it closed Aug 2017.

Responsibilities include Cadet Pay, Cadet Actions, Contracting, Disenrollments, Waivers, Reports, Training, Travel, Accessions, Commissions, Security Clearances, GoArmyEd, etc…



Patty Roberts

Office Professional III

Humphreys 101

Provides administrative support to the department chair, faculty, staff and cadets.  She assists with creating departmental budgets. Roberts also plans and coordinates up to three commissioning ceremonies each year and a formal awards day. Also, she process all accessions packets for commissioning cadets and assists with enrollment, admission, application procedures and responding to non-routine written and verbal inquires.

Rachel Brown


I received my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Southwest Baptist University in 2013, and My Master of Science in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2015; I am originally from Wisconsin. My position at the University of Central Missouri is split between teaching as a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology and functioning as the Athletic Trainer for the UCM Army ROTC Fighting Mules Battalion.

As an Athletic Trainer, I work under the consultation of local physicians to provide medical care to cadets. The primary skills and services I offer to the FMB include injury prevention programs, examination and diagnosis of orthopedic injuries and conditions, emergency on-field care, therapeutic interventions, post-operative care, and lifestyle advising. I provide care to cadets when I attend PRT, Labs, Field Training, Ranger Challenge, Ranger Buddy, GAFPB, and Bataan – as well as offering treatment and rehabilitation for FMB cadets. I am passionate about providing athletic training services in military medicine.


Steven Hung

MS 2 Instructor