Assistant Professor of Military Science & Leadership
Mr. Jesse Augustine is a contracted Assistant Professor of Military Science with primary duties and responsibilities for the Sophomore class. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from St. Norbert College with a bachelor of arts in political science. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program in January of 2005 and was branched Engineer Corps.
Mr. Augustine served as a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, Engineer Company Executive Officer, Battalion Civil Military Operations Officer, and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) from Aug 2005 to Jul 2009. Mr. Augustine deployed to Baghdad, Iraq and Logar, Afghanistan with the 4th BCT, 101st ABN DIV in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom IV from Nov 2005-Nov 2006 and Operation Enduring Freedom IIV from March 2008-April 2009. On completion of his active duty service, Mr. Augustine took a commission into the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He currently commands the 229th Horizontal Engineer Company of Prairie Du Chein and Platteville, Wisconsin.
His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School and Pathfinder School.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (with the numeral 2), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Pathfinder Badge.
He married his beautiful wife Meghan in July 2005. They have one daughter, Layla Grace Augustine.