Cadre and Staff
About LTC Ramskugler
LTC Chad Ramskugler is the grandson of an Army Air Corps B29 pilot, the son of a U.S. Marine, and a very proud brother of two Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, SSG Stephanie Ramskugler (12N) and SGT Melissa Ramskugler (88M and 88T). Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LTC Ramskugler graduated from West Point in 1998 and commissioned as an Engineer. He held platoon leader and company XO positions in the 20th Engineer Battalion, and Assistance Brigade Engineer for 8th Engineers Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Engineer Brigade, Ft Hood, TX. LTC Ramskugler then served at Schweinfurt, Germany with the 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from 2002-08. He met and married Elizabeth Bailey, the daughter of retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Richard Bailey.
LTC Ramskugler served as the Battalion Maintenance Officer, Assistant Brigade Engineer, and finally Company Commander, deploying to OIF II. He served in Operations Group at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin 2008-10 as an Engineer company trainer, BSTB-staff trainer, and division planner, where his first child, Gloria Beth, was born. He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (325 Airborne Infantry Regiment), 82nd Airborne Division, deploying to Operation New Dawn as the Brigade Engineer, and then 2BSTB XO until 2013. His second daughter, Stella Grace was born at Ft Bragg and he earned a Masters in Organization Leadership from Norwich University.
LTC Ramskugler moved to Ft Belvoir, VA, where his third child, Samson Scott, was born. He served with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in multiple Geospatial Engineering roles, deployed in 2015 to Operation Resolute Support as a strategic planner, and served as the Executive Officer to the NGA Director of Operations. He and his family arrived to Camp Humphreys in June, 2017 and he served as the 8th Army Engineer Plans & Operations chief for a brief time before taking command of the Jungle Cats in September 2017. His next assignment is the ROTC PMS at University of Oshkosh, WI, including UW Green Bay, Ripon College, Marian University, and Saint Norbert College.
About MSG Wilson
MSG James Wilson is originally from Salisbury NC. He is joined in the Fox Valley ROTC Battalion by his Wife Heater and Son Oliver. MSG Wilson joined the Army in March of 2002 following the attacks of September 11, 2001. He conducted his initial military training at Ft. Benning GA and proceeded to Freiburg Germany where he would spend the next five years with the 1st Battalion 36th Infantry Regiment and another three years with the 1st of the 6th Infantry in Baumholder Germany. While serving with these units MSG Wilson spent nearly four years deployed to Iraq. Upon his return stateside he was stationed at Ft Jackson as a Drill Sergeant, developing our nation’s future Soldiers. MSG Wilson conducted his time as a Platoon Sergeant at Ft. Stewart GA in the 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry, where he deployed to Gabon Africa in support of Central Accord 2016. He his current assignment at UW-Oshkosh where he serves as the Senior Military Instructor for the Fox Valley SROTC Battalion.
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.
About SFC Hensen
Sergeant First Class Charles R. Hensen is currently a Military Science Instructor assigned to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh through the Recruiting and Retention Battalion WIARNG.
Sergeant First Class Charles R. Hensen began his Military Career on September 14th 2002 as an Infantry Mortarman in Charlie Co. 2-127th INF in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. After holding positions as a Gunner and squad leader with 127th, he was selected as a Recruiting and Retention NCO in April 2005 assigned to Fond du Lac WI. In November of 2007, he voluntarily deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Mortar Section SGT with 2-101st CAV NYARNG. Following his deployment in February 2009, he was assigned to A. troop 105th Cav as a Section SGT in Madison Wisconsin, and worked as a Police Officer for the city of Watertown. He was selected again as a Recruiting and Retention NCO in October 2011 with assignment to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater as a hybrid instructor. In 2012 he was selected as the Det 2 CO Bravo Platoon Sergeant where he remained to become the longest tenured Platoon Sergeant and Assistant NCOIC in the Company. In August of 2017 he was selected for the Senior Operations Sergeant position within Recruiting and Retention BN and in July of 2019 was selected to the Military Science Instructor position at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
SFC Hensen is a graduate of Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course, Master Leader Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Pathfinder Course, Rappel Master, Recruiting and Retention SLC, 79T Conversion Course, Resilience Trainer Assistant, Air assault, ARNG Recruiting and Retention NCO, Primary Leadership Development Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, and Individual Infantry Training OSUT among many others.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Silver oak leaf cluster and 2 Bronze oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal (3rd), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserves Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, New York National Guard Medal of Merit, Wisconsin National Guard Recruiting Bar, Wisconsin National Guard service ribbon, Wisconsin National Guard Write Medal (13th award), Combat Infantry Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, National Guard Master Recruiting Badge
Other notable achievements for SFC Hensen include the Wisconsin Recruiting and Retention Centurion Award, and the 2010 RRB NCO of the Year.
SFC Hensen is a Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac with an Associates of Arts & Science, Waukesha Area Technical College Law Enforcement Program, and the US Coast Guards Captains Course.
He lives in Watertown, WI with his soon to be wife, Patricia Miller, daughter Teegan, and 2 dogs Athena and Zeus.
About CPT Hert
CPT Christian Hert was born in Neenah, WI. Grew up in Oshkosh, WI. In high school Christian lettered in Tennis and wrestling. At the age of 17 Christian enlisted into the Wisconsin Army National Guard. While there Christian was assigned to C co 2-127 IN out of Fond Du Lac, WI.
Christian deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006. While there he was assisted in patrolling the city of Safwan, convoy security for both military and civilians, and KBR recovery. In 2007 he was sent to the border with C 2-127 to assist border patrol in what was called operation jump start.
In 2008 Christian transferred to 3/339th Army Reserve Drill sergeant unit out of Menasha, WI. There he was mobilized and sent to Ft. McCoy from 2008 to 2009 to train Army National Guard and Reserve before they deployed overseas. Christian was responsible for running urban operation lanes, combatives training, convoy operations and qualification ranges.
In 2010 CPT Hert pursued his goal of getting his bachelor’s degree. He went to UW Oshkosh where he received his bachelor’s in kinesiology with an emphasis in strength and conditioning. While there CPT Hert was a part of the ROTC Program and contracted with them October 18, 2010. During his senior year CPT Hert served as both the Cadet Battalion Commander and Cadet Executive Officer for the Fox valley program. His awards from ROTC include honor student, and distinguished military graduate.
In 2013 CPT Hert became a commissioned Officer and was assigned to 1/14 IN BN “Golden Dragons” and 1-27 IN BN “Wolfhounds” 25th infantry division located at Schofield Barracks, HI. Christian was stationed there for three years where he served as a stryker platoon leader, company executive officer, and assistant S3. While at 25th ID Christian deployed to Guam to aid in the protection of the patriot missile sites.
Currently CPT Hert is Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he teaches the sophomore class. CPT Hert will be at this assignment for the next three years and will then go on to take command. CPT Hert is also currently working on completing his masters in sports and health science.
Some of CPT Hert’s award include: Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger tab, 4 Army accommodation medals, 1 Army achievement medal, drill sergeant identification badge, air assault badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, and three combat patches.
CPT Hert’s Military education includes: Maneuver Captains Career Course, Infantry basic leaders course, Ranger School, Jungle School, Stryker Leaders Course, IED defeat school, Master resiliency training Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course, Combatives level I-III, Drill Sergeant School, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, and Light Infantry Leaders Course.
Quartermaster Officer in the US Army Reserve. Graduated Cum Laude from UW-Oshkosh in 2010 (BS in History). Works primarily on the St. Norbert College and UW-Green Bay campuses.
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.
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.
About Michael Lieske
I am originally from Boise, Idaho. I joined the Army in 2008 right out of high school as an Interior election. Stationed in Fort. Hood, Texas I did two tours to Afghanistan. After 5 years, I was selected to become a recruiter for the Army, where I did this in Summerville, South Carolina till I was medically retired in 2017. Upon retiring from the Military, I worked for a very short time for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Veteran Service Representative in Lincoln, Nebraska. I came to the Fox River Battalion in October 2018 and could not be happier to be here.
I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Post University in 2018. I am currently working on my MBA with emphasis in Management from Boise State University.
About Phil Grape
6 years active duty Supply Clerk/SGT Fort Sill OK and Schofield Barracks HI. 19 years USAR 213th QM BN, Wausau WI, and Junction City WI, General supply; Water purification and distribution; Fuel storage and distribution. 397th Engineer BN Eau Claire WI, Ladysmith WI, and Wausau WI, Combat engineer, retired as an Engineer 1SG in 2007. 16 years as a Military technician in Wausau and Eau Claire WI. Unit Administrator; Facilities manager; Senior Staff Administrator; Staff Operations and Training Specialist. ROTC Supply technician since 2007. Joined the Fox River Battalion in 2018.