ROTC Battalion Under New Command

Maj. Kyle Rambo (left) was commissioned as the new commander of the ROTC Wildcat Battalion and professor of military science at a change of command ceremony held last month at NMU. He assumes the post previously held by Lt. Col. Todd Gile (right).

Rambo was deployed to Iraq in 2005-06 as an operations officer for multinational forces and from 2007-09 as the operations officer for the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division based in Fort Carson, Colo. He later served as a transition team adviser to the Iraqi Army at the Baghdad Operations Command.

His previous military experience included platoon leader, anti-tank platoon leader, company executive officer and assistant operations officer with the same 4th Infantry Division in Colorado. He also served in various capacities in two other U.S. locations: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; and Indianapolis, Ind., with the 1st Battalion, 335th Training Support Battalion.

Rambo makes his return to Michigan, where he once worked as a military science professor at Michigan Tech. He also graduated from Essexville Garber High School in Michigan before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and landscape design from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a master’s in public administration from Ball State University. Rambo joined the U.S. Army in 1991.

His predecessor, Gile, will retire at the end of October after more than 23 years of military service. Gile had served as ROTC Wildcat Battalion commander since 2006.


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