Cadre and Staff

LTC Kevin Howell

Professor of Military Science

Office: Kolf 145
Phone(920) 424-3405



About LTC Howell

LTC Kevin Howell is the ROTC PMS at University of Oshkosh, WI, including UW Green Bay, Ripon College, Marian University, and Saint Norbert College.

CPT Adam Larson

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Office: St. Norbert’s College
Phone: (920) 748-8188



About CPT Larson

Captain Adam Larson is an Assistant Professor of Military Science at St Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
Following commissioning as an Armor Officer from West Point in 2009 with a degree in Middle East Area Studies, he was assigned as a Scout Platoon Leader in Ft Wainwright, Alaska and later Kandahar Province Afghanistan. Following his time as a Platoon Leader he spent time on the Squadron Staff until attending the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course in 2014. From there he went to Ft Drum, New York where he commanded a Scout Troop deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Upon successful completion of command he traveled to the Republic of Korea where he served as the Speech Writer and Communications Analyst for the Commanding General, United States Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command, and United Nations Command.
His awards include the Bronze Star (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge.

CPT Thomas Ivey

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Office: RIPON College
Phone: (919) 901-3898


About CPT Ivey

His current assignment at RIPON where he serves as the Senior Military Instructor for the Fox Valley ROTC Battalion.

CPT Jonathan Birdwell

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Office: Kolf 152
Phone: (920) 424-2955


About CPT Birdwell

SFC Isreal Schaeffer

ROTC Instructor/National Guard Liaison

Office: Ripon College, West Hall
Phone: (920) 748-8188



About SFC Schaeffer

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Betty Furman

Human Resource Administrator

Office: Kolf 150
Phone: (920) 424-3401



About Betty Furman

My hometown was Montello, WI.  I attended the Univ of WI-Platteville receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business in 1989.  I was commissioned a 2LT in the Adjutant General Corps in the U.S. Army Reserves in December 1989. 

I held various positions from Bn S-1, Bn S-4, Asst. Bde S-4 and Co Commander. Units included 84th Div Basic Training Battalion, an 84th Div Bde HQs, and the 961st Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Heavy).

I worked for several agricultural companies as a sale representative or a feed plant manager for ten years, prior to joining the Dept of the Army as a government employee. I worked as a Military Technician with the 84th Division and the 88th Training Command prior to leaving the US Army Reserves and becoming a Dept of the Army Civilian Employee. 

As a Dept of Army Civilian I worked for First Army at   Ft. McCoy, WI from 2003 till 2010.  I joined The Fox Valley Battalion in May 2010 as a Human Resource Assistant.

Ruth Eberwine

School Secretary

Office: Kolf 148
Phone: (920) 424-3400



About Ruth Eberwine

Since I grew up in a military family, I didn’t have a permanent hometown until moving to Wisconsin in 1996. I have a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from Illinois State University. Most of my work experience was in the Human Resources field. I have worked at UW Oshkosh for over fifteen years, with over twelve of those years at Army ROTC as the University Services Program Associate (the office manager and guru of all things UW Oshkosh) but I spend the majority of my time guiding cadets through ROTC, ensuring that they contract, graduate, and commission in a timely manner. It is rewarding to see our cadets develop their leadership and communication skills. At home, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and our two dogs.

Stanley Rittner

Recruiting Operations/Scholarship Officer

Office: Kolf 156
Phone: (920) 424-3417 | Cell: (920) 318-1011



About Stanley Rittner

I am originally from Steelton, PA where I graduated from Steelton-Highspire High School. I enlisted into the Coast Guard right out of High School at the age of 18. I enlisted in the Coast Guard September 1998 out of recruiting office Harrisburg, PA. After completing basic training I reported to Station Sheboygan, WI. I struck Boatswainsmate at my first unit and got certified as Boat Crewmember and Coxswain on the Coast Guard’s 41 UTB, 30’UTM, and the 21’ Safe Boat. I also was certified Boarding Officer and moved up in Ranks from an E-2 and left as a E-5.

From Sheboygan I PCS’d to the CGC RIDLEY out of Montauk NY where I was the 1st Lieutenant. My primary mission was Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement. Next stop after CGC RIDLEY was Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. I was the Operations/Training Petty officer at the station. Station Sturgeon Bay was a level 1 unit that conducted PWCS patrols and Search and Rescue. After Station Sturgeon Bay, I took a command position as an XPO on CGC LINE out of Bayonne, NJ. Our cutter conducted Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Ice Breaking, ATON, and PWCS. After CGC LINE it was back to Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin as the XPO.

In 2015 I assumed the duties of recruiter-in-charge of recruiting office Denver, CO. I had five production recruiters and an AOR that includes Colorado, Nebraska, and parts of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

I retired Oct 2019 after 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. 


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Oshkosh, WI 54901

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