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Meet The Team


SFC  Michael Trione

Army Instructor

     U.S. Army (Ret.), is an instructor with the JROTC program. He is a 21-year veteran of active duty service including Desert Storm. During his Army career as an Infantry soldier, he served as a team leader through platoon sergeant. He also completed numerous military schools, including Air Assault, Airborne, Rappel Master, Sniper, Recruiting and Drill Sergeant. He joined the Academy in August 2007, shortly before his retirement from the military. He has a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership from Colorado State University.


LTC Kebisek

Senior Army Instructor

Upon completion of a 21 year career as a Army Engineer officer, in 1993 LTC Kebisek assumed the role of JROTC Senior Army Instructor. During his 30 year tenure at St. John’s, LTC Kebisek initiated programs which resulted in significant increase in academy enrollment numbers, actions included: the establishment of a Summer Adventure Camp which at its peak enrolled over 250 campers many of which in turn enrolled in the academy as full time cadets. In addition he established a 5 week JROTC summer school course which accounted for 30 % of the total summer school enrollment and established a JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp for the schools in Chicago that had a JROTC program. 

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