USMA Announces Class of 2021 Cadet Leadership Positions

By West Point Public Affairs - August 3, 2020


WEST POINT, N.Y. – Today the U.S. Military Academy announced the names of the cadets from the Class of 2021 selected to lead the Corps of Cadets during the upcoming academic year. These cadets will assume their leadership duties on Aug. 10 prior to the start of the fall academic session at the academy.

“The qualities, character and leadership these cadets display represent everything we strive to instill in our graduates. These cadet-leaders embody the values of Duty, Honor, Country and each has demonstrated the ability to serve with distinction as a leader for the Corps of Cadets, our Army and nation.” said Commandant of Cadets, Brig. Gen. Curtis Buzzard.

The positions are: 

  • First Captain/Brigade Commander: Reilly McGinnis, Macungie, PA
  • Brigade Command Sgt. Maj.: Reuben Jones, Durham, NC
  • 1st Regimental Commander: Tyler Shekleton, Springfield, IL
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.: Isaac Nawa, Redding, PA
  • 2nd Regimental Commander: Evan Walker, Rowlett, TX
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.: Bruce Knill, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 3rd Regimental Commander: Eric Paar, Louisville, KY
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.: Gabrielle White, North Royalton, OH
  • 4th Regimental Commander: Mark Jaskot, Burke, VA
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.: Gregory Coleman, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
  • Deputy Brigade Commander: Tyrese Bender, Fairfax, VA
  • Brigade Executive Officer: Isabelle Embola, Columbus, GA
  • Brigade S-1 (Personnel): Emma Lawson, Monroe, MI
  • Brigade S-2 (Security/PAO): Angeline Tritschler, Tallahassee, FL
  • Brigade S-3 (Operations): Chris Ploch, Hamburg, NJ
  • Brigade S-4 (Logistics): Katarina Christianson, Carver, MN
  • Brigade S-6 (Communications): Scott Donnellon, Emmett, MI
  • Brigade Athletic Officer: Lucas Purdy, McDermott, OH
  • Brigade Leader Development System Officer: Max Weisman, North Hollywood, CA
  • Brigade Honor Captain: Caroline Mitchell, Falls Church, VA
  • Brigade Trust Captain: Tyler Skidmore, Westminster, CA
  • Brigade Respect Captain: Jonathan-Scott Davidson, Clover, SC

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The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character 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 U.S. Army. For more information, go to