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Army ROTC Cadets gain valuable experience from their leaders that will help them excel in college and beyond. Meet the leaders, teachers, and advisors who make up the Cadre leadership of the University of Nevada, Reno ROTC.To contact the Nevada Army ROTC Military Science Department please call (775) 784-6751. To inquire about Recruitment please contact Mr. Todd Gniotczynski by phone (775) 682-7472 or email

Todd Gniotczynski
Recruitment Operations Officer (ROO)
(775) 682 - 7472
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI
Military Branch: Military Police

Todd Gniotczynski
has been with the Nevada Army ROTC program since 2007. He has served in many roles with the program since becoming the Leadership enrollment Officer such as the Senior Military Instructor, Operations and Training Coordinator, and Human Resource Administrative assistant. He has retired from the Army National Guard serving over 20 years. Graduated with a BA in Economics and Operations Management in May 2000 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Mobilized several times including tours in Bosnia and Iraq. Worked as production manager for 7 years at Generac Power Systems before joining the Wolf Pack staff.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael F. Minaudo
Professor of Military Science (PMS)
(775) 682 - 7471
Home Town: Stratford, CT
Military Branch: Adjutant General's Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Michael F. Minaudo
has spent his career leading, teaching, and training soldiers. He has served overseas for more than eight years of his career. His experience cuts across many disciplines including performance improvement, management, human resource management, and education. He managed and trained employees in a sales and marketing environment and successfully ran the Army recruiting in the state of Connecticut during an extremely challenging period of war. He worked in the diverse international NATO environment in Naples, Italy where he managed the staff that supported all U.S. Army soldiers assigned to four countries in southern Europe. Major Minaudo deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and helped establish the Joint NETOPS Control Center-Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Minaudo's education includes a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, Master of Science Degree in Education, Master of Arts Degree in Military Studies, and Master of Arts Degree in Strategy and National Security Studies. Lieutenant Colonel Minaudo is certified as a Military Historian by the Army Center for Military History.
Master Sergeant Christopher Little
Senior Military Instructor (SMI) - Military Science Junior Instructor
(775) 784 - 6751
Home Town: Spokane, WA
Military Branch: Infantry

Master Sergeant Christopher Little
Master Sergeant Little has over 20 years experience in the U.S. Army as a leader, trainer, and mentor. He has spent the majority of those years in Airborne and light Infantry units across the regular Army and special operations community. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. His education includes an Associates of Applied Science in Network Engineering and will finish a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in a few months.
Major Jerry Morris
Executive Officer (XO) - Military Science Sophomore Instructor
(775) 682 - 7468
Home Town: Reno, NV
Military Branch: Armor Corps

Major Jerry Morris
has over 18 years of combined service. He was active duty enlisted for ten years and was commissioned in the Nevada Army National Guard through the OCS Program at the Alabama Military Academy. He completed his branch schools along with the Cavalry Leader's Course at Ft Knox, Kentucky and was assigned to the 1-221st Cavalry Squadron as a Tank Platoon Leader, Troop XO, Squadron Motor Officer and Troop Commander at Ft Irwin, California as well as the Squadron S4/ Logistics Officer while deployed to Afghanistan. Major Morris was the Training Officer for the 991st Aviation Battalion and spent three years as the G3 Training Officer at the Joint Force Headquarters, as well as six months as the Aide de Camp for the NVARNG Commanding General and Chief of Staff. Major Morris has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering along with a Bachelor of Science in Business and is currently finalizing an MBA in Finance and Accounting, while currently enrolled in the Intermediate Leader Education Program.
Major Michael Perry
Military Science Sophomore Instructor
(775) 682 - 7468
Home Town: Flagstaff, AZ
Military Branch: Infantry Corps

Major Michael Perry
enlisted in the Army shortly after 9/11 and received his commission from Army Officer Candidate School. He served as a light infantry Platoon Leader, Company XO, and Battalion Maintenance Officer with the 10th Mountain Division on deployments to Djibouti and Iraq. As a Captain, he served as S2 on a MiTT during a deployment to Afghanistan. After transitioning from Active Duty to the California Army National Guard, he joined the 1-160th Light Infantry Battalion where he sequentially served as S1, Company Commander of Bravo "Bandito" Company, and Battalion S4. He is currently assigned to the 4-414th Regt (USAR) with duty at the University of Nevada, Reno. Major Perry has a BA in History and is a graduate of the Army Airborne School, French Foreign Legion Commando Course, SROTC Recruiter's Course, Military History Instructor's Course, Command and General Staff Officers Course-Common Core (ILE), and Cadet Command's Instructor Training Course. Omnia Pro Patria!
Captain Patrick Beaudry
Battalion Operations Officer (S3) - Military Science Freshman Instructor
(775) 784 - 6736
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN
Military Branch: Field Artillary

Captain Patrick Beaudry
has 7 years of combined military service; first as an enlisted Petty Officer in the Navy, he transferred to the Army to attend Officer Candidate School in June of 2009. As a Field Artillery Officer, CPT Beaudry served as a Fire Support Officer for Delta Company 1-63AR, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 1st Infantry Division (1 ID) out of Fort Riley. He led a company Fire Support Team as an Fire Support Officer (FSO) through a Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation, a deployment to Iraq under Operation New Dawn, and National Training Center (NTC) rotation, two Bradley Gunnery exercises. Additionally, CPT Beaudry has served as the OIC of a combined operations center between U.S. Forces at the 17th Division of the Iraqi Army, and was the Company Intelligence Support Team (COIST) OIC, had additional duties as a Company Public Affairs Officer as part of Operation New Dawn. After serving as a Fire Support Officer, he worked as a Battalion Maintenance Officer for 1-7 FA also in 2ABCT 1ID CPT Beaudry is an Naval Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Multi Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University, and is a graduate of the Army's Officer Candidate School from Ft. Benning, and FA Basic Officer Leadership Course at Ft. Sill.
Captain Todd Anderson
Battalion IT Officer (S6) - Military Science Freshman Instructor
(775) 682 - 7476
Military Branch: Finance Corps

Captain Todd R. Anderson
graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in December 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Finance. He joined the U.S. Army in 2004 as a Satellite Communications Operator Maintainer, upon completion of his training he was assigned to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne.) Captain Anderson received his commission in the United States Finance Corps in July 2006 from the Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Captain Anderson has deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism with two tours in Afghanistan, one tour in Iraq and one to South America.

CPT Anderson is a graduate of the Basic Officer Leaders Course, Finance Officer Basic Course, and the Finance Captains Career Course and the Cold Weather Orientation Course.

His assignments include: Satellite Communications operator Maintainer 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 82nd Finance Company Disbursing officer, 82nd Finance Detachment Executive Officer, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Aid-de Camp Commanding General Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, Aid-de-Camp Commanding General Joint Contracting Command Iraq / Afghanistan, Commander C Detachment 125th Finance Company, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Budget Officer, 2d Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

CPT Andersonís military decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Two Oak leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster) Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Medal with numeral three and the Basic Parachutist Badge.

Captain Andersonís civilian awards include the Eagle Scout Award (Two Palms), Order of the Arrow (Brotherhood member), Wood Badge.
Sergeant First Class Smith
Military Science Freshman Instructor
(775) 784 - 6736

Sergeant First Class Smith
has 16 years of experience in the U.S. Army, with 10 of those spent as a leader, trainer, and mentor. The majority of his military career has been with the Light Infantry where he deployed to the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. His has earned an Associateís Degree in Homeland Security.
Dan DeCoite
Training Officer
(775) 784 - 6759
Military Branch: Military Intelligence

Daniel De Coite
was born in Truckee California where he grew up and attended Truckee High School, graduating in 1998. He then went on to attend the University of Montana where he played football and majored in Sociology/Criminology as well as participating in ROTC. He enlisted into the infantry in 2003 and commissioned into Military Intelligence. Since joining the Army Mr. De Coite has achieved many awards including: Basic Parachutists Badge, Reserve Component Achievement Award, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Utah Meritorious service medal twice.
Lori Beach
(775) 682 - 7473
Supply Officer
Home Town: Albuquerque, NM

Lori Beach
joined US Army August 1982 as 76P Material Control and Accounting Specialist was assigned to Ft. Bragg, NC and 1st AD Nuremberg, W. Germany. EST from active duty August 1985, serviced 1 year in the Army Reserve before returning back to Germany as a spouse. Started civil service career in 1988 as a Item Manager at INSCOM SSA in Augsburg, Germany. Assigned to University of Nevada Reno, Cadet Command in August 1999.
Don Terry
(775) 682 - 7470
Human Resources Representative - Finance
Home Town: El Paso, TX

Don Terry
served as DA Civilian/Retired Army and was drafted on 4 June 1972 and served 24 years Active Duty and 8 years as DA Civilian with many assignments as Fort Dix NJ, Fort Leonard Wood MO, Fort Eustis VA, Korea (2nd Division and 19th Support Command), Germany (The Rock and Berlin Brigade), Special Duty TASK Forces with the UN in Macedonia. Held numerous leadership positions including Section Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, and First Sergeant. Jobs were from being Personnel Sergeant with S-1 PAC, Company First Sergeant, and Brigade G-1 level with Infantry, Transportation, Field Artillery, Air CAV, and PERSCOM organizations. As DA Civilian work at Fort Bliss, TX as the Cite Security Manager, University of Nevada as the Human Resources Assistance, and the S-1 for White Sands Missile Range NM. Schools Non-Commissioned Leadership Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Drill Sergeant School, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers School. Awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (Berlin), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Occupation Medal (Berlin), and NATO Medal (Macedonia).