Staff

Colonel Steven M. Wolf, USMC
Commanding Officer

Col Steven WolfColonel Wolf was commissioned in May 1992 following his graduation from the United States Air Force Academy.

As a Lieutenant, he served with Third Battalion, Third Marines as a Platoon Commander, Battalion S-3A, and Rifle Company Commander.

As a Captain, he was assigned as a Company Executive Officer and the Battalion S-3A at Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California.

Colonel Wolf was selected to be an Olmsted Scholar in 1998. Following completion of the Basic German Language Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, he studied political science at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany from 1999 to 2001.

Upon completion of the Olmsted Program, Colonel Wolf returned to Third Battalion, Third Marines in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he served as the Headquarters and Service Company Commander and was promoted to Major in 2002. As a Field Grade Officer, Colonel Wolf remained with Third Battalion, Third Marines, serving as the Battalion S-3 until 2004, when he assumed command of Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2007, Colonel Wolf was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and assigned as the Global Force Management Action Officer and Cell Chief at Headquarters, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

Colonel Wolf then served as the Operations Officer for Second Marines, and deployed with the Regimental Combat Team to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Following this deployment, he became the Executive Officer for Second Marines. He assumed command of Second Battalion, Second Marines in 2012, and deployed to Eastern Europe as the commander of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Black Sea Rotational Force in 2013.

Colonel Wolf was promoted to his present rank in 2014 while attending the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. After completing Top Level School, he served as the Commanding Officer, School of Infantry – East Camp Geiger, North Carolina from June 2015 until July 2017. Colonel Wolf is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer, NROTC Detachment at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.

Colonel Wolf’s Professional Military Education includes the Basic School, the Infantry Officer Course, the Amphibious Warfare School non-resident program, the Command and Staff College non-resident program, and the Naval War College.

Colonel Wolf is married to the former Kay Yinger. They have two sons, Andy and Brandon, and a daughter, Rachel.

Commander Cameron P. Ratkovic, USN
Executive Officer

CDR Ratkovic grew up in Zachary, Louisiana and entered the Navy in December, 1992 receiving his commission from NROTC Louisiana State University. Upon completion of Surface Warfare Officer School, he reported aboard USS Gallery (FFG-26) where he served as Ordnance/Gunnery Officer and later as Navigator, deploying twice to the Arabian Gulf and to the Caribbean Sea.

In September, 1996, he reported aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) where he served as Fire Control Officer and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean.

In August, 1998 he reported to NROTC, University of Arizona where he taught Navigation and Surface Ship Operations and earned an MBA. He separated from the Navy in October, 2000 and worked for AmSouth Bank as a project manager before returning to the Navy in July 2002.

Upon completion of Department Head School he served as Combat Systems Officer on USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) and completed an extended deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of OIF.

In September, 2004 he reported to COMDESRON TWO in Norfolk where he served as Combat Systems Officer. He served on Enterprise Strike Group Staff from April, 2006 until April 2007 as Assistant Surface Operations Officer completing a deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific.

He reported to Riverine Squadron Three in May 2007, where he served as Executive Officer and completed a deployment to Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

In August 2010, he reported to the Naval War College, where he served on the staff of the War Gaming Department, and completed an IA deployment to the staff of EUCOM. He reported to CTF 68 in May 2013.

In June 2017 he reported to NROTCU Norwich University, VT, where he is currently serving as the Executive Officer.

CDR Ratkovic is married to the former Christine Kiernan of Newport, RI and lives in Rota, Spain.

Navy

LT Eric Hammond (Aviation)
ehammond@norwich.edu
802.485.2185

LT Bryan McKniff NU’11 (Surface Warfare Officer)
bmckniff@norwich.edu
802.485.2192

LT Richard Cerge (Nuclear & Sub-Surface warfare)
rcerge@norwich.edu
802.485.2193

Marine Corps

CAPT Richard Benning (Senior Marine Officer Instructor)
rbenning@norwich.edu
802.485.2194

CAPT Joseph Sala (Junior Marine Officer Instructor)
jsala@norwich.edu
802.485.2189

GY SGT Adam Howard (Assistant Marine Officer Instructor)
showard@norwich.edu
802.485.2196

 

 

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