West Point Announces Plebe Leadership Positions

By West Point Public Affairs

Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 Time: 7:25 EST RELEASE NO: 08-24
Class of 2027 Cadets Massimo Luciano, Mira Shelat, Aditya Kansal, Kathryn Miller, Matthew Dupuis, Emma Esquivel, and Joey Shi. Not Pictured: Andrew Smith.

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Today, the U.S. Military Academy announced the names of the cadets from the Class of 2027 selected to lead the Corps during its annual Plebe Parent Weekend. These fundamental roles are the top positions within the Corps charged with carrying out the responsibilities of leadership of the cadets. These cadets will assume their leadership duties on March 22, before the start of the weekend events. 

This is a key step in the leadership development of the fourth class as it provides them with their first opportunity to serve in various leadership roles. Additionally, it is a unique time, without upper-class presence, that affords the Plebes a significant bonding experience. Lastly, it is the U.S. Military Academy’s and the Class of 2027’s opportunity to showcase to parents, family, and friends the extraordinary transformation of these cadets. 

“This year’s cadet leaders have distinguished themselves amongst their peers, consistently demonstrating academic, military, and physical excellence throughout their time here, more importantly, they have demonstrated the exceptional moral character that leadership demands,” said Commandant of Cadets Maj. Gen. Lori Robinson.  

Plebe Brigade Staff Leadership Positions:  

  • Brigade First Captain: Massimo Luciano, Lester Prairie, Minn. 
  • Brigade Command Sergeant Major: Kathryn Miller, Williamsburg, Va. 
  • Brigade Executive Officer: Emma "Oliva” Esquivel, Katy, Texas 
  • Brigade Adjutant: Mira Shelat, West Friendship, Md. 
  • Brigade Intelligence and Public Affairs Officer: Aditya Kansal, Ashland, Mass. 
  • Brigade Operations Officer: Joey Shi, Livingston, N.J.  
  • Brigade Operations Sergeant Major: Chloe Rambo, Central Point, Ore. 
  • Brigade Logistics Officer: Matthew Dupuis, Friendswood, Texas 
  • Brigade Information Systems Officer: Andrew Smith, Fanwood, N.J. 

Plebe Leadership Positions: 

First Regiment: 

Battalion Positions: 

  • First Battalion Commander: Andrew Gatzkr, Blythewood, S. C.  
  • First Battalion Executive Officer: Cheyunne, Ahn, Seoul, Korea 
  • First Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Emma Liesen, Hudson, Ohio 
  • Second Battalion Commander: John Kish, Huntersville, N.C.  
  • Second Battalion Executive Officer: Peyton Granger, Myrtle Beach, S.C.  
  • Second Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Maria Reyes, Mooresville, N.C. 
  • Third Battalion Commander: Tyler Anderson, New Hope, Pa.  
  • Third Battalion Executive Officer: Eli Warner, Vancouver, Wash. 
  • Third Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Erika Nyberg, Clovis, Calif.  

Regimental Positions: 

  • Regimental Commander: John Caswell, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Regimental Command Sergeant Major: Tyra Ringdhal, San Diego, Calif.
  • Regimental Executive Officer: Cooper Cates, Edgewood, Texas
  • Regimental Adjutant: Saler Sheriff, Princeton, N.J.
  • Regimental Intelligence and Public Affairs Officer: Trey “Thomas” Welch, Brandon, Mo.
  • Regimental Operations Officer: Ryan Benedict, Gettysburg, Pa.
  • Regimental Logistics Officer: Gene Kang, Cumming, Ga.
  • Regimental Information Systems Officer: Jordyn Detz, Wallkill, N.Y. 

Second Regiment:

Battalion Positions: 

  • First Battalion Commander: Joshua Tyron, Viginia Beach, Va.  
  • First Battalion Executive Officer: Amelia Cropper, Spartanburg, S.C.  
  • First Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Nathan Adams, Franklin, La.  
  • Second Battalion Commander: Kim Sahn, Parker, Colo.
  • Second Battalion Executive Officer: Kaitlin McFadden, Burton, Ohio
  • Second Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Katherine Krull, Reston, Va.
  • Third Battalion Commander: Jonathan Benchoff, Hawaii
  • Third Battalion Executive Officer: Carolyn Heckle, Corning, N.Y.
  • Third Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Grayson Peyovich, Bellevue, Wash.   

Regimental Positions: 

  • Regimental Commander: Kaitlyn Stake, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
  • Regimental Command Sergeant Major: Jacob Kloepper, Vincenza, Italy
  • Regimental Executive Officer: Aravind Rajeev, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Regimental Adjutant: Lukas Haase, Overland Parks, Kan.
  • Regimental Intelligence and Public Affairs Officer: Ashley Tony, Seattle, Wash.
  • Regimental Operations Officer: Zev Dewan, Ramsey, N.J.
  • Regimental Logistics Officer: Alexander Geis, Burke, Va.
  • Regimental Information Systems Officer: Avery Laird, New Canaan, Conn. 

Third Regiment:

Battalion Positions: 

  • First Battalion Commander: Bella Foster, Simi Valley, Calif.
  • First Battalion Executive Officer: Noah Haack, Navarre, Fla.
  • First Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Rebecca Presnell, Tallahassee, Fla.  
  • Second Battalion Commander: Austin Mahnke, Post Falls, Idaho
  • Second Battalion Executive Officer: Chase Adams, West Carrollton, Ohio
  • Second Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Karsten Lemire, Nashua, N.H.
  • Third Battalion Commander: Jheyuan Wang, Dublin Calif.
  • Third Battalion Executive Officer: Christopher Sanchez, Brooklyn, N.Y.  
  • Third Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Miller Webb, Charlotte, N.C.  

Regimental Positions: 

  • Regimental Commander: Natalia Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Regimental Command Sergeant Major: Jeremiah Celestin, Savannah, Ga.
  • Regimental Executive Officer: Kari Johnson, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Regimental Adjutant: Leilani Abalos, Murrieta, Calif.
  • Regimental Intelligence and Public Affairs Officer: Audrey Whitfield, Central Valley, N.Y.
  • Regimental Operations Officer: Jakob Harmon, Roselle, Ill.
  • Regimental Logistics Officer: Austyn Kump, Brookline, N.H.
  • Regimental Information Systems Officer: Ethan Wiltz, Pearland, Texas 

Fourth Regiment:

Battalion Positions: 

  • First Battalion Commander: Mary Schleck, Metuchen, N.J.  
  • First Battalion Executive Officer: Juhun Kim, Seoul, South Korea
  • First Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Medha Indukuri, Ashburn, Va.  
  • Second Battalion Commander: Devon, Pullis, Farmington, Conn.  
  • Second Battalion Executive Officer: Joshua Sparkes, Paterson, N.J.  
  • Second Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Rowan Doherty, Charlotte, N.C.  
  • Third Battalion Commander: Noah Keith, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Third Battalion Executive Officer: Joshua Crowder, Gastonia, N.C.  
  • Third Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Wyatt McAlexander, Winnetka, Ill.  

Regimental Positions: 

  • Regimental Commander: Lane Parks, Yukon, Okla.
  • Regimental Command Sergeant Major: Paige Barta, Corte Madera, Calif.
  • Regimental Executive Officer: Jack Fillion, Middleton, Mass.
  • Regimental Adjutant: Abigail Marks, Huntersville, N.C.
  • Regimental Intelligence and Public Affairs Officer: Ian Fox, Shanksville, Pa.
  • Regimental Operations Officer: Dilone Diaz, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Regimental Logistics Officer: Allison Gerard, Plano, Texas
  • Regimental Information Systems Officer: Thomas Gargan, Rochester, N.Y. 

About West Point  

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 www.westpoint.edu