Tarleton State University Assistant Commandant in Stephenville, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Commandant


Tarleton State University


John Tarleton Leadership Academy

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Stephenville, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Responsible for the administration and supervisory work involving the operation of the Texan Corps of Cadets. Directly responsible for the day-to-day management of the Corps of Cadets under the general direction of the Commandant of Cadets. Develops policies, procedures and reports to ensure efficient operation and use of resources, including, Cadet leadership and character development, discipline, recruiting, admissions, and retention.

Employees Supervised: Cadet Training Officer; Inventory & Property Control; Graduate Assistants (2) and Student Workers (4)


75% Leadership & Administration

Develops plans, schedules and programs for the Corps of Cadets which include: housing, training, discipline, academics, scholarships, retention, counseling, and morale. Administer the Cadet disciplinary system and enforce University rules and regulations. Counsel Cadets on personal, academic, disciplinary, and professional issues. Develop organizational plan for Corps of Cadets; supervise rank selection, Cadet Cadre training, and new freshman orientation training. Monitors cadet compliance with University/Corps rules, regulations, policies and standards. Observes, evaluates, and reports on cadet performance, including physical fitness. Develops, revises, and maintains the Texan Corps of Cadets Operations Manual, policies, and procedures as necessary. Ensures that approved policies and procedures are in place that allow for the orderly processing and distribution of cadet scholarships. Oversees all aspects of a designated program or administrative area, and provides guidance and supervision to staff. Consults with parents, faculty, and staff on Cadet issues. Assist the Commandant of Cadets in planning and preparing budgets; regular and special reports; and, purchase of supplies and equipment. Supervise in and out-processing of Cadets; maintain enrollment, withdrawal, and retention information. May serve on committees and projects as directed by the Commandant. Represents the Commandant at activities, social events, and meetings as required. Performs other duties as assigned

10% Recruiting

Administers and supervise the staff to carry out the responsibilities of recruiting. Establishes policies and procedures for the Corps Recruiting Office, in accordance with policies and procedures set forth by the Office of the Commandant and the University. Schedules and organizes events on campus and off campus for the recruitment of students. Responsible for the Corps Orientation programs during Texan Tour, campus preview days. Supervises the use of information management systems and database that all hardware and software will be utilized at maximum use for the enhancement of cadet programs.

5% CommunicationPlan, draft and manage the external communication plan and budget for the Texan Corps of Cadets. This includes print communication in school directories, newspapers, magazines and printing projects, management of web page, social media, and electronic marketing.

10% TeachingTeaching up to 6 hours per academic year in one or more sections of a John Tarleton Leadership Academy leadership course. Participate in curriculum development; Participate in evaluative activities of the program; Participate in student organizational activities; Advise students.

Required Education and Experience:

Master’s degree. Fifteen years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience, including some ROTC, Corps of Cadets, or military experience. Knowledge of student issues at collegiate level, including housing and discipline and experience working with college students in a military/academic atmosphere.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Commissioned Military Officer, O4 or above or Senior Non-Commissioned Military Officer, E-8 or above.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is celebrating its 100th anniversary as part of the Texas A&M University System.

Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today’s university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.

With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.

Students may select areas of study from five colleges - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts and Science and Technology.

More than 60 bachelor’s programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.

Tarleton’s research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.

Tarleton’s blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university’s planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution’s venerable Memorial Stadium.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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