Academic Year 2021-22
Lieutenant Colonel Edward L. Arntson III
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ed Arntson graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in May 2002, and received his commission (Distinguished Military Graduate) as an Infantry Officer through North Dakota State University.
LTC Arntson began his career as a rifle platoon leader in Apache Company, 1-501st PIR at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Following the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, LTC Arntson returned to Alaska to assume command of Able Company, 3-509th PIR, 4th BDE (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. After being wounded while leading his Company during combat operations in Kharmah, Iraq, LTC Arntson returned to Fort Richardson to assume command of the 3-509th Rear Detachment. In April 2009, LTC Arntson assumed command of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard). In September 2009, LTC Arntson led Charlie Company on a yearlong deployment to Taji, Iraq – the first combat deployment for an Old Guard unit since Vietnam. Following command, LTC Arntson assumed duties as the Battalion S3 in 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry. After graduation from CGSC and SAMS, LTC Arntson reported to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Maneuver planner in Regional Command – South (Kandahar, Afghanistan) and at Fort Hood. In May of 2015, Lieutenant Colonel Arntson assumed duties as the Brigade Operations officer for 1st Brigade (Ironhorse), 1st Cavalry Division. As the Operations Officer for 1st Brigade, LTC Arntson deployed the Brigade to the Republic of Korea where they served as the second rotational Armored Brigade Combat Team for the Army. LTC Arntson departed Korea in May of 2016 and immediately reported to Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as a special projects officer in the Commander’s Initiatives Group for the Commander, CJTF-OIR. In August 2016, LTC Arntson was selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp for the Commander of III Corps and Fort Hood. From June 2017 – 2019, LTC Arntson served as a requirements officer in the Joint Force Coordinator Division, J35, of the Joint Staff. LTC Arntson commanded 3-187 Infantry (Iron Rakkasans) from July 2019 – June 2021, including an 11-month deployment to the Southwest Border of the United States in support of the U.S. Border Patrol.
LTC Arntson’s military education incudes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, the Advanced Military Studies Program at the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting Course. He is a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, and Pathfinder School. He holds both the Combat and Expert Infantryman’s badges, as well as the Senior Parachutist badge. LTC Arntson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education from Concordia College, and is a fully joint-qualified officer. He is a native of Buffalo Grove, IL.
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel S. Hendershot
Research Topic: ARNG War-Fighting Readiness in Support of Domestic Operations
Faculty Advisor: Professor Bobby Chesney
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dan Hendershot Enlisted as 13F Forward Observer in December 2000. In May 2004, he commissioned from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) ROTC as a Field Artillery (FA) officer and accessed into the regular Army. His first duty assignments were at Fort Sill, OK, with A Btry, 1-79th and B Btry, 2-5th FAR (155mm SP). He experienced leadership within a gun truck platoon in Mosul, Iraq in 2006, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and later as a Platoon Leader in South Korea in 2007 as a Paladin Howitzer Platoon Leader within a readiness task force, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. LTC Hendershot left active duty for the Army National Guard’s Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) force as a Captain in 2008 when he deployed a second time in 2009 as a Field Artillery Battery Commander of B Btry, 1-120th FA (105mm, Towed), Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
From 2010 – 2013, LTC Hendershot served as FA Battalion Assistant S3 and Battalion Fire Direction Officer for the 1-120th FA and Plans Officer for the 132nd Brigade Support Battalion, 32d Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He served as primary Investigator and Inspector for the WI National Guard (WING) as Deputy Inspector General from 2014-2016. In 2016, he was assigned as Battalion Executive Officer for 1-121st FA (HIMARS) and simultaneously as Marquette University’s ROTC Adjunct Professor of Military Science in 2017 under a pilot program. LTC Hendershot deployed a third time in support of Operations: SPARTAN SHIELD, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and INHERENT/DELIBERATE RESOLVE with 1-121st FA (HIMARS) from July 2018 – May 2019. He served as Battalion Commander for 1-121st FA (HIMARS) and the WING’s National Guard Reaction Force from June 2019 to June 2021, which included six activations in support of civil unrest in areas of Milwaukee and Kenosha, WI. LTC Hendershot’s AGR roles include both Battalion and Brigade Administrator Officer.
LTC Hendershot’s military education includes FA BOLC, FA CCC, Paladin Commander’s Course, The Inspector General School, Air Assault School, Intermediate Level Education and the Advanced Operations Course. LTC Hendershot earned a bachelor’s degree from UWSP and a graduate degree from Wester University in St. Louis.
LTC Hendershot’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device, Numeral 2 Device & Bronze Hour Glass Device, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2 Device, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, 101st Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge, 32d Infantry Brigade Combat Team Combat Service Identification Badge and the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Combat Team Combat Service Identification Badge. LTC Hendershot is a proud member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, the Patron Saint of the Field Artillery since 2010.
Colonel Michael P. Rogowski
Colonel (COL) Michael Rogowski began his military career in 1999 upon receipt of his commission as an Aviation Officer from the United States Military Academy. Qualified on the AH-64A and AH-64D attack helicopters, COL Rogowski’s previous operational aviation assignments include the 1-501st Aviation Regiment, 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division and 3-101 Aviation Regiment, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He has deployed twice in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
In 2007, COL Rogowski became a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer and focuses on security cooperation activities in the Western Hemisphere and has since learned Spanish and Portuguese. Previous Foreign Area Assignments include: International Military Affairs Chief for the Security Cooperation Directorate at US Army South; Army Section Chief in the Security Cooperation Office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Western Hemisphere Branch Chief in the Army International Affairs Division at HQDA; and the Assistant Army Attaché in Brasilia, Brazil.
COL Rogowski earned a M.A. from Georgetown University in Latin American Studies. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Service Badge.