My name is Madeleine Nations and I’m serving as the Fall 2021 USC Battalion Commanding Officer (BNCO). I am a Central European Studies major and Cultural Diplomacy minor and have grown up on Navy bases all over the world. As BNCO, it has been an honor to lead the Trojan Battalion during our first on-campus semester in a year and a half. Navy ROTC has been very challenging, but also very rewarding, and I am thankful for the opportunities it has given me to develop as a person and as a leader. Following commissioning, I am hoping to be designated as a Naval Aviator and would like to fly the MH-60S in support of search and rescue, MEDEVAC, and humanitarian operations. Eventually, I hope to become a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) and represent the best of the Navy and the United States from abroad.
I am MIDN 4/C Jackson Hebert from Carlsbad, California. I am a computer science and business administration major and a Navy option at USC. I joined NROTC because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. I like to surf and play sports. I play for the USC club hockey team. For service selection, I am hoping to go EOD.
My name is MIDN 2/C Nicholas Imig and I am a Southern California native from Ventura, California. I am pursuing a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I am currently serving as the Command Master Chief of the battalion. I did not come from any sort of military background so when applying to NROTC, I did not know what to expect. However, I can undoubtedly say that joining the Trojan Battalion has to have been one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. I have made lifelong friends, encountered exponential leadership growth, and have opened myself to many unbeatable opportunities. Through the battalion I have been able to learn to fly gliders, become certified in cyber security, and even meet figures like Governor Schwarzenegger, General Kelly, and General Mattis. I aspire to become a Naval Flight Officer upon commissioning.