Meet Our Cadets
Liberty Battalion has Cadets from all of the world, from all walks of life, and with diverse backgrounds. Here are some of our many outstanding Cadets.
Every semester, Liberty Battalion Cadre select MSIV Cadets to fill various leadership positions and other positions of responsibilities, which will help give the future officers real leadership experience.
Liberty Battalion c/Command Team for the Spring of 2022
c/Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Carter
Position: Battalion Commander
Major: Political Science
Branch: Field Artillery
High School attended: Brunswick School
Reason for joining: As I grew up in New York City, I have vivid memories of the aftermath of 9/11 on friends and family. From a very early age, I was aware of the emotional harm of these attacks on the city and with close acquaintances. As my father attended West Point and served as an Aviation officer, I was also interested in following in his footsteps. My reaction to the aftermath of 9/11 and my family environment at home led me to consider serving in the Army as I applied to colleges.
Extracurricular Activities: Club Hockey
Cadet Tom Sutter
Position: Battalion Executive Officer
High School Attended:
Reason for joining:
Cadet Blanca Naglestad
Position: Battalion Sergeant Major
Major: Psychology B.A. with a minor in Arabic
Branch: Signal Corps
High School Attended: West Morris Central High School
Reason for Joining ROTC: I come from a military family and wanted the opportunity to serve and explore the world.
Extracurricular Activities: Volunteering with LBFE and tutoring
MSIII Cadet Nicole Kaemer
Major: Combined Communications and Media and Screen Studies
Desired Branch: Military Intelligence
High School attended: Oceanside High School, Oceanside, NY
Reason for joining: I joined because I wanted to serve my country in some capacity and when I tried it out, I fell in love with the program and found that the Liberty Battalion Cadets and Cadre were people I wanted to surround myself with
Extracurricular Activities: Ranger Challenge, Chi Omega Sorority, Howlin’ Huskies Productions, Color Guard
MSIII Cadet Kayla Spellenberg
Desired Branch: Medical Services
High School Attended: North Reading High School, North Reading MA
Reason for Joining ROTC: I joined the MAARNG and AROTC to be part of something greater than myself.
Extracurricular Activities: Berklee Society of Composers, Berklee Spontaneous Composition Ensemble
MSIII Cadet Caitlin McCollom
Desired Branch: Nurse Corps
High School attended: Brussels American School; Brussels, Belgium
Reason for joining: Originally, I was inspired to join the military since I grew up as a military child. Once I figured out that I wanted to become a nurse, I found that joining Army ROTC would be the perfect way to achieve my goals! From Army ROTC, I hoped to gain confidence in myself as an individual and a leader, as I am challenged in so many ways on a daily basis.
Extracurricular Activities: NEU Student Nurses Association, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Weekly Volunteer at Franciscan Children’s Hospital
MSIII Cadet Kendall Smith
Major: Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Desired Branch: Military Intelligence
High School Attended: Stuttgart High School, Stuttgart, Germany
Reason for joining: I wanted to continue to be apart of the military community after living on military bases my entire life. And I also wanted to join my other family members who served/are currently serving in several branches of the armed forces.
Extracurricular Activities: Suffolk Women’s Tennis, First Year Teaching Assistant, and High School AVID Tutor
MSII Cadet Tommy Bushway
Major: Cyber Security
Desired Branch: Signal Corp
High School Attended: Wachusett Regional High School.
Reason for joining ROTC: I joined ROTC to advance in my Army career, as an enlisted soldier in the Army Reserve I viewed ROTC as a great way to stay on top of both personal fitness and basic Army skills while attending college as well as a fantastic opportunity to advance my leadership skills.
Extracurricular Activities: Ultimate frisbee club, WIT Vets Club, Lab assistant to the Civil Engineering Department, Signal Support Specialist in the Army Reserve.
MSII Cadet Kayli Ko
Major: Elementary Education and Applied Psychology
Desired Branch: Unsure
High School attended: West Windsor Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Reason for joining: I thought it would be a great way to gain leadership skills and I want to ultimately be a part of something bigger than myself that could help those around me.
Extracurricular Activities: Ranger Challenge, Equestrian Club, Swing Dance and Boston College Neighborhood Center Tutoring Program