R.O.T.C. Programs At Uiw

Cadre Staff

Lt. Col. Julian Perez, Professor of Military Science

(210) 436-3415, ext. 1500


LTC Julian Perez graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2000 into the Quartermaster Corps where he attended the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia.  LTC Perez first assignment was in the 61st Maintenance Company, Camp Kyle, Korea as an automotive platoon leader and shop officer.  Upon completion of tour, LTC Perez was assigned to 40th Quartermaster Company DS (Direct Support), 524 Corps Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as a water platoon leader.  After his water platoon time, he became the executive officer for 40th Quartermaster Company (DS).  His next assignment was as an SSA accountable officer, support operations maintenance officer, and deputy support operations officer in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM for the LTF (Logistical Task Force) 524 at Karshi-Khanabad (K2), Uzbekistan, and FOB Salerno, Afghanistan.  Following the Combined Logistics Captain Career Course, LTC Perez was assigned to the 7th ID at Ft. Carson, CO in February 2006 where he served as the G4 Supply OIC.  From September 2006 to March 2009, LTC Perez commanded B Company, 204th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, CO and in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.  Additionally in Iraq, he served as the Battalion Operations Officer from March 2009 to August 2009.  Following the deployment, he had the fortunate opportunity to attend the Training with Industry program with ExxonMobil in Fairfax, VA and conducted his utilization tour as the Deputy Director of the Petroleum and Water Department (PWD), US Army Quartermaster School (QMS) at Ft. Lee, VA.  From June 2012-2013, LTC Perez attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.  After graduation from the CGSC, LTC Perez completed his Key Development (KD) time with the 194th Combat Service Support Battalion, 2nd Sustainment Brigade, 2ID serving as the Support Operations Officer (SPO) and Battalion Executive Officer (XO).  LTC Perez deployed to Kuwait in the spring of 2016 to serve as the Commander’s Initiatives Group Officer for Combined Joint Task Force – OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR).  His most recent assignment was as the Multinational and Interagency Division Chief for US Army South G4.  LTC Perez is currently serving as the Professor of Military Science for St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.  His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), the Army Achievement Medal (4), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War Expeditionary Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Rigger Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.  LTC Perez is also a recipient of the Order of the Saint Martin, Samuel Sharpe, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold).

 LTC Perez is married to the former Sarah J. Molina of Mirando City, Texas.  They have three beautiful girls, Bella (14), Krista (11), and Maiya (7).


Captain Theodore "Teddy", Senior Assistant Professor of Military Science

(210) 431-1114


CPT Theodore “Ted” Villasenorloya was born in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico and raised in San Diego California. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011 and received a commission as an Army Transportation Officer.

He holds Bachelors of Science in Literature and a West Point Engineering Focus in Environmental Engineering. He received the State Department’s Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship in 2005, and studied abroad in Germany from July, 2005 to May, 2006. CPT Villasenorloya is fluent in Spanish and German.

CPT Villasenorloya’s assignments include: Squadron Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Platoon Leader for 7-10 Cavalry Regiment, 4th ID at Fort Carson; Support Operations-Transportation Officer for the 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th ID at Fort Carson; Executive Officer for Alpha Company, 4th BSB; 2nd ID Special Troops Battalion S4 at Camp Carroll, South Korea; 517th Movement Control Team Commander for 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, at Camp Henry, South Korea; and his most recent assignment was as the Aide-De-Camp to MG Sean Jenkins, Deputy Commanding General for US Army Installation Management Command at Fort Sam Houston, TX.  

CPT Villasenorloya’s military education courses are US Army Airborne Parachutist, Sling Load Inspector Certifier, Basic Transportation Officer, Logistics Captains Career Course, Army Environmental Officer, and Equal Opportunity Leader Course.

CPT Villasenorloya’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Korea Defense Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

He has been married for seven years to Mrs. Alexis Villasenorloya, an El Paso, TX native; they have three children: Brianne Claire-6, Teddy Jr.-5, and Alexander- Newborn.




Chez Varela, Assistant Professor of Military Science/Recruiting Operations Officer

(210) 436-3011, ext. 1517


After service as an Air Force Space Command Communications Noncommissioned Officer, Retired Air Force Captain Augustine Varela Jr. entered the Reserve Officer Training Corps at University of Nebraska-Omaha. He was commissioned in 1990 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Varela is a graduate of the Signal Corps Officer’s Basic Course, Signal Corps Advance Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS3), Commander’s Course and the Observer/Controller Trainer (OC/T) Course.

His military assignments include Cable Platoon Leader in Desert Storm/Desert Shield; Tactical Satellite Platoon Leader; Company Executive Officer; G6 Telecommunication Staff Officer for the 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps; S6, 297th Military Intelligence Battalion,

Fort Gordon, Georgia; Allied Military Intelligence Battalion, NATO Headquarters, Sarajevo, Bosnia; Company Commander, Charlie Company, 447th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Active Component / Reserve Component (AC/RC) Operations Officer, 75th Training Support Division, Houston; and Chief, J6 Operations, Exercise, and Training Branch for NATO Joint Headquarters, Madrid, Spain. He is currently the Recruiting Operations Officer for St. Mary’s University.

His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Three Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (Three Campaign Stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Air Force NCO Leadership Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Southeast Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Kuwait LiberationMedal.

Varela resides in San Antonio and has one daughter, Augustina.


Jaime Roybal, Assistant Professor of Military Science

(210) 832-3210                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Office: NB # 146


Mr. James Roybal retired from the U.S. Army and Army National Guard in 2013 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Transportation Corps.  Throughout his career he served as a truck platoon leader, Company Commander twice, S-3 Support Operations Officer, Assistant S-3, Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, Logistics Readiness Chief, Corp Trans Officer, G-4 Transportation Chief, and Public Affairs Officer.  

Following his retirement, he began working Senior ROTC as a contractor with the University of Texas San Antonio, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, and finally with the Rattler Battalion at St. Mary’s University.  Mr. Roybal then ventured to Junior ROTC and served as the Senior Army Instructor at Carrizo Springs High School and McCollum High School in San Antonio, Texas. He has now returned to Senior ROTC with the Rattlers as the Assistant Professor of Military Science and the UIW Operations Officer. 

He is originally from Pecos, NM and received his education at New Mexico Highlands University.  Mr. Roybal and his wife Hilda have 7 children (Erika, Mathew, Tony, Nicolas, Elisha, Bryan and Teddy), and 5 grandchildren. Mr. Roybal enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.


MSG Jason C. Ramirez, Senior Military Instructor

MSG Jason C. Ramirez I was born on October 18th, 1980, in Tarzana California. He graduated High School from Palmdale high in July of 1999.

He enlisted in to the U.S. Army on April 27th, 2000, and completed Basic training and Advanced Individual training at Fort Sill Oklahoma.

His previous assignment positions and deployments include, B Battery 1st Battalion 21st FA Fort Hood Texas, assigned as an MLRS Gunner. Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion 13th FAR assigned as a section chief and deployed during OIF 3 with Bravo Battery from 2005-2006 as a convoy security. Then he was deployed with Alpha Battery 3-13 FAR from 2008-2009 as 3lE and 3lB as Military Police section chief for detainee operation at Camp Bucca Iraq. He was then assigned 2nd Battalion 20th FA assigned as Platoon Sergeant for an MLRS Platoon, from 2009-2012, he PCS’d and was then assigned to 17th Fires Brigade were he served as the Brigade Master Gunner from 2012-2015. MSG Ramirez PCS’s to Fort Sill Oklahoma, where he was assigned as the HHB 2nd Battalion 20th Field Artillery First Sergeant from 2015-2018. MSG Ramirez is currently serving as the Senior Military Instructor for St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas.

His Military Schools include; Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Battle Staff, Digital Master Gunners Course, Sexual Harassment Assault Response Program Course, Field Artillery Master Gunner, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Combative Level 1, Commanders First Sergeants course, Army Basic Instructors course, Technical Transportation of Hazard Material, and Combat Life Savers Course

MSG Ramirez, is married to the former Michelle Nicole McCain of Des Moines city, Iowa. They have one daughter, Isabelle Marie Ramirez (2).


His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal 5, Army Achievement Medal 6, Army Good Conduct Medal 6, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Three Silver Stars, Global War on Terrorism, Global War Expeditionary Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Number 3, Army Service Medal, Overseas Medal 3, and Combat Action Badge.

MSG Ramirez is also the recipient of the Prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Medallion, and also the Order of Saint Barbara Award.


Kent Kraus, Human Relations Administrator

(210) 436-3415, ext. 1511


Kent Kraus enlisted in the Army as a cavalry scout in March 1977. He served at multiple duty stations around the world including Fort Knox, Kentucky; Schweinfurt, Germany; St. Louis, Missouri and Hohenfels, Germany.

He retired from the Army in September 1997 and became the Human Resources Administrator for the ROTC department at the University of Illinois in 2004. He transferred to St. Mary’s University in January of 2013.

Kent resides in San Antonio with his wife Hilda and they have one daughter, Captain Jennifer Kraus, who is stationed in Illinois.


Cadet Staff

CSM- …

Battalion Commander- Alyssa Gomez

Battalion Executive Officer- Daniel Oladejo

Alamo Co, First Sergeant- …

Alamo Co. Commander- Micah Carter

Cardinal Co, First Sergeant- …

Cardinal Co. Commander- Alex Gautreaux

S1- Kry Nichlany

S2- Erika Chapa

S3- Courtney Keif

S4- Rachel McNaughton

S5- Ashley Arnold

S6- Christopher Haby