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Cadet Profiles

The Buffalo Battalion is organized just like any other Army Battalion. Here’s a brief glimpse at our current chain of command.

Cadet VonBehren

c/LTC Amy VonBehren, Cadet Battalion Commander

Cadet VonBehren is from Centennial, Colorado and currently resides in Denver, Colorado where she attends the University of Colorado Denver. Currently, she is a senior with a General Geography Major and with an Environmental Science
Minor. Currently she has not been assigned a branch but is hoping for Transportation Corps. In her spare time Cadet VonBehren enjoys nature very enthusiastically and loves hiking with her dogs, running 5ks, and sprint distance triathlons, reading recreationally, and playing board games, and organizing things. Cadet VonBehren is a prior service medic who, before enrolling into the Green to Gold program achieved the rank of E-6 (Staff Sergeant).

Cadet Dare

cMAJ Elizabeth Dare, Cadet Battalion Executive Officer (XO)

Cadet Dare was born in Damascus, Maryland but has lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past ten years. Currently she resides in Boulder, CO where she is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Cadet Dare is a Political Science Major and will be commissioning in May as a Second Lieutenant along with many other seniors in the Army ROTC program. After commissioning Cadet Dare will begin her Army career as Field Artillery officer. In addition to her activities with Army ROTC, Cadet Dare also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and rock climbing in her spare time.

Cadet Murphy

c/CSM Tyler Murphy, Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Murphy is a senior at the University of Colorado at Denver where he studies International Business. He is originally from northern New Jersey but after spending a summer in the Rocky Mountains he moved to Denver, CO in February of 2008 to spend more time in the wilderness. In 2010 he joined the Golden Buffalo Battalion Army ROTC program and enlisted in the Colorado Army National Guard as a 25U (Signal Support Systems Specialist). At Basic Combat Training in Ft. Jackson, SC Cadet Murphy was the Soldier Leader of the Cycle: finishing first in his Company. Also he is a graduate of Army Air Assault School at Ft. Benning, GA. When not in school or on duty Cadet Murphy enjoys hunting, fly fishing, snowboarding, traveling, and mountain biking. In May 2013 he will commission as an Active Duty Infantry Officer.






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