Unit Staff – Junior Staff

LT Brian Van Metre, USN

Surface Warfare Officer, Fourth Class Advisor

LT Brian Van Metre is a native of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He graduated the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in May 2013. Upon commissioning, LT Van Metre reported to USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) in San Diego, California in June 2013 where he served as Auxiliaries Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. During his time onboard, LT Van Metre received his Surface Warfare Officer Qualification and his Engineering Officer of the Watch qualification.

LT Van Metre reported to Newport, Rhode Island in September 2015 to complete Advanced Division Officer’s School and Surface Navigator’s Course before reporting to USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66) as Navigator. LT Van Metre acted as Navigator and Anti-Submarine Warfare Evaluator for an extended deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Operation in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

LT Van Metre reported to Notre Dame NROTC in February 2018 as the 3/C Advisor and SWO Advisor, . He is also pursuing a Masters in Engineering Management from Pennsylvania State University.

LT Van Metre’s awards include the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Three Battle Efficiency “E” Awards, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. 

LT Van Metre works with first year students to prepare them for CORTRAMID and their future career in NROTC. In this role, he teaches Introduction to Naval Science and Sea Power/Maritime Affairs. He can be contacted at: Brian.C.VanMetre.2@nd.edu.

LT Tyler Buresh, USN

Surface Warfare Officer Nuclear, Third Class Advisor

LT Tyler Buresh is a native of Holland, Michigan. He is a graduate of Wabash College and was commissioned as an ensign through Officer Candidate School in January 2015. Upon commissioning, LT Buresh reported to USS PORTER (DDG 78) in Rota, Spain in May 2015 where he served as Communications Officer during two Forward Deployed Naval Forces – Europe patrols and several multinational exercises. During his time onboard, LT Buresh received his Surface Warfare Officer Qualification and his Officer of the Deck qualification.

LT Buresh reported to Charleston, South Carolina in January 2017 to complete Nuclear Power School and Prototype. LT Buresh then reported to USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) in April 2018 where he served as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer and the Assistant Reactor Electrical Assistant. LT Buresh qualified as Propulsion Plant Watch Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch while supporting independent steaming and carrier qualification events. LT Buresh reported to the University of Notre Dame NROTC unit in July 2020.

LT Buresh married Krista Buresh in 2012 and has two sons, Titus, 3, and Gideon, 1.

LT Buresh primarily works with sophomore-year students. In this role, he teaches the Navigation class and coordinates both Naval Leadership Weekend and Summer Cruise events. He can be contacted at: tburesh@nd.edu.

LT Sarah Beadle, USN

Submarine Officer, Second Class Advisor

LT Beadle is a native of Little Rock, AR where she graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in 2011.  She then attended the University of Florida and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  LT Beadle was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps unit at the University of Florida, a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, and she studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium for the summer semester of 2015 studying the European Union.  Upon graduation, she commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and was assigned to the Submarine Warfare Community.  

Following commissioning at the University of Florida, LT Beadle successfully completed Naval Nuclear Power School, Naval Nuclear Prototype Training, and Submarine Officer Basic Course in 2017. LT Beadle reported aboard USS GEORGIA (SSGN 729)(BLUE), a guided missile submarine homeported in Kings Bay, GA.  LT Beadle served in various roles including Chemistry and Radiological Control Assistant, Strike Officer, Special Operations Forces Officer, Anti-Terrorism Officer, and Tactical Systems Officer. She completed three missions vital to national security, one operational reactor safeguards exam, one major maintenance period, and one dual media discharge.  She earned her Submarine “Dolphins” Warfare Insignia in October of 2018 and completed Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer course in January 2019.  Following USS Georgia’s major maintenance period, LT Beadle completed sea trials with the USS Georgia.  LT Beadle now has orders to report to the University of Notre Dame as a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor.  

LT Beadle works with junior-year students. In this role, she teaches both Ships Systems classes. In addition to this, LT Beadle coordinates the annual Navy and Marine Corps Birthday Ball as well as other special events throughout the year. She can be contacted at: sbeadle@nd.edu.

LT Austin Chung, USN

Surface Warfare Officer Nuclear, First Class Advisor and STA-21 Advisor

LT Austin Chung, a Los Angeles native, graduated from Villanova University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He received a commission through the Villanova University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Surface Warfare Officer Nuclear Option and reported to his first tour onboard USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) stationed in San Diego, CA. There he served as the Main Propulsion Division Officer and Combat Information Center Officer during the deployment workups and a homeport shift to Yokosuka, Japan. While serving onboard USS Chancellorsville, he received his Officer of the Deck, Surface Warfare Coordinator, and Surface Warfare Officer qualifications.

Upon completion of initial Naval nuclear propulsion training in Charleston, SC, he reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) based in Yokosuka, Japan where he served as the Reactor Controls Division Officer and deputy to the commands Reactor Training Assistant. While stationed with Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan, he completed four Western Pacific Patrols and two maintenance availabilities. While serving in USS Ronald Reagan, he received his Propulsion Plant Watch Officer, Engineering Officer of the Watch and Nuclear Engineer Officer qualifications and was recognized as the 2017 Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Propulsion Plant Watch Officer of the Year. 

LT Chung works with senior-year students. In this role, he prepares the seniors to enter the fleet as well as teaching the Naval Operations class. He can be contacted at: achung@nd.edu.

Capt. Cody Brockelmeyer, USMC

Marine Officer Instructor (MOI)

Cody Brockelmeyer was born in Pasadena, CA on September 11, 1983 to Tony and Patty Brockelmeyer, and graduated from a small Christian High School in Oregon in 2001.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in April of 2006, and served at the Legal Services Support Section on Okinawa, Japan where he served as NCOIC of the Pacific Regional Defense Counsel’s office. 

From 2009 to 2013, he served as Legal Management Chief for the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.  During this time, Sergeant Brockelmeyer deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland University College.

In 2013, Staff Sergeant Brockelmeyer was accepted to the Enlisted Commissioning Program, attended OCS, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.  He designated as a supply and logistics officer, he was assigned to Second Battalion, Seventh Marines in Twentynine Palms, CA.  From 2014-2016, he deployed twice to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and completed his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwest Christian University.

In 2017, Captain Brockelmeyer was promoted to his current rank, and was assigned to his present duties as Marine Officer Instructor for the NROTC unit, University of Notre Dame.  He currently teaches Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare and Evolution of Warfare, and has completed a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Northcentral University.

Captain Brockelmeyer has been married to the former Courtney Rhudy of Roseburg, OR since August 2008.  They have one daughter, Aubrey Jane, and one son, William Preston.

Capt. Brockelmeyer primarily works with the senior MIDN leadership, providing guidance to the BCO, BXO, and BOPS. Additionally, he teaches both the Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare and the Evolution of Warfare classes. He can be reached at: mbrockel@nd.edu.

GySgt Daniel Triebell, USMC

Assistant Marine Officer Instructor (AMOI)

Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Triebell was born 26 September 1989, in Melbourne, Florida. His Marine Corps career began on 24 August 2008 where he attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. During that time, Private Triebell was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. Following graduation, he attended the School of Infantry in Camp Geiger, North Carolina and was assigned the Military Occupation Specialty of 0311 Infantryman.

After graduation, he received orders to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. In November 2009, Private First Class Triebell deployed to Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a Designated Marksman and was promoted to Lance Corporal. Upon return from deployment, Lance Corporal Triebell assumed the billet of Squad Leader and deployed again to Garmsir, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in April 2011. He was promoted to Corporal during that time.

In February 2012, Corporal Triebell reported for duty to Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. From February 2012 to October 2014, Corporal Triebell assumed the billets of a Combat Marksmanship Coach, Block Non-Commissioned Officer, and Range Safety Officer on Inchon Rifle Range. He was promoted to Sergeant during that time.

In October 2014, Sergeant Triebell reported for duty to Drill Instructor School, Class 1-15, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon graduating, Sergeant Triebell reported to Lima Company,  Third Recruit Training Battalion, where he served four cycles as a Drill Instructor and Experienced Drill Instructor. In January 2016, Sergeant Triebell was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant and was assigned to Mike Company, Third Recruit Training Battalion, where he served three cycles as an Experienced Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor.

After a successful tour on the Drill Field, Staff Sergeant Triebell received orders to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, where he served as a Platoon Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant. In March 2019, Staff Sergeant Triebell deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Upon return from deployment, Staff Sergeant Triebell was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant.

In June 2020, Gunnery Sergeant Triebell was selected to serve in his current duty as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor at the University of Notre Dame.

Gunnery Sergeant Triebell’s personal decorations include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

GySgt Triebell works primarily with BXO and MOI to ensure that the battalion runs efficiently and with military precision.  He helps to run uniform inspections and prepares Notre Dame NROTC’s drill team that competed at the Tulane drill meet spring 2020. He can be reached at dtriebel@nd.edu.