Our Team Members
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HAWK MOUNTAIN LEADERSHIP
Capt Brian Bartle
Director of Operations
Capt Bartle as Director of Operations directs the day-to-day execution of HMRS. He is primarily responsible for supervising the Commandant of Students, Planning, and Logistics Sections.
Ground Branch Director | Expert Ranger #248
Capt Beata Wirth
Medical Section Chief
Maj Wirth is responsible for the physical health and wellbeing of all students and staff at HMRS and supervises all medical personal at the activity. She is also responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of all medic program courses.
Lt Col Brian Cuce
Commander | Activity Director
As the Commander and Activity Director, Lt Col Brian Cuce is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the HMRS activity throughout the year as well as provides guidance of the CAP Ranger Program nationally.
Incident Commander 1 | Expert Ranger #281
Lt Col DeEtte Riley
Director of Staff
Lt Col Riley is responsible for the execution of all school support functions. She directly oversees Finance/Administration, Public Affairs, and Medical Sections.
Incident Commander 3 | Instructor
Lt Col Morgan Torp-Pedersen
Public Affairs Section Chief
Lt Col Torp-Pedersen manages all public outreach and media for HMRS to include grants, social media, external media relations, and corporate communications.
Cadet Executive Officer
The Cadet Executive Officer supports the cadet leadership team with all administrative and management support functions to ensure effective execution of cadet training programs.
Capt Terry Loughran
Capt Loughran assists the Commander in the execution of the HMRS activity and provides overall guidance to various special projects and initiatives.
Ground Branch Director | Expert Ranger #155
SMSgt Cory Felts
As the HMRS First Sergeant, SMSgt Felts is directly responsible to the Commander for all personnel health, wellness, and morale concerns. He advises the Commander on discipline issues during the school as well as supervises the CAP professional development of the key HMRS staff.
Incident Commander 2 | Advanced Ranger
Capt Ryan Hoffman
Capt Hoffman serves as the senior member primarily responsible for student training. He directly oversees the cadet staff training program and provides day-to-day direction to the senior and cadet squadron staff.
Maj Ruth Bordner
Admin/Finance Section Chief
Maj Bordner is senior responsible for all administrative and finance functions of the school. She is the face of HMRS through the application process and ensures administrative accountability for all students and staff.