Brigade Tactical Department

MISSION: To educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character who lives honorably, leads honorably, and demonstrates excellence.  Cadets will be committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

The members of the BTD accomplish this mission in diverse ways. The Tactical Officers (TACs) and Tactical Non-Commissioned Officers (TAC NCOs) are the primary leader developers/integrators of the Academy's developmental programs. They oversee each cadet's individual development in the academic, military, physical, and moral-ethical dimensions within the framework of the Cadet Company. The TAC Teams train, lead, coach, and mentor cadets, with a continual focus on leader development. The TAC is the legal commander of the cadet company and, therefore, is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a command climate that fosters individual and unit excellence in all program areas.

Meet the Leadership

Brigade Tactical Officer




COL Michael Kloepper

BTD Sergeant Major



SGM Jerry A. Heim

Tactical Officer

Tactical NCO