Unit Staff – Junior Staff

LT Thomas Verbeeck, USN

Naval Aviator, Fourth Class Advisor


LT Thomas Verbeeck is a native of Wading River, NY.  He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2011 where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.  He was selected as a Naval Aviator and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in May of 2011.  

LT Verbeeck reported to flight school in February of 2012.  Following API in Pensacola, FL, he flew with the 8th Flying Training Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Enid, OK for Primary Flight Training. He then joined VT-35 for Advanced Flight Training.  LT Verbeeck then earned his wings in October of 2013.  Following advanced flight training, LT Verbeeck reported to the P-8A/P-3C FRS at VP-30 in Jacksonville, FL.  After completing the FRS, LT Verbeeck was assigned to VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville where he flew the P-8A Poseidon.  

LT Verbeeck first deployed with VP-16 to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.  As Scheduling Officer he was responsible for scheduling more than 120 aircrew members across 12 Combat Air Crews. During that time, the primary mission of VP-16 was Maritime Patrol, as well as Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface Warfare Operations in the Sea of Japan, South China Sea, and Philippine Sea. Shortly after returning from his first deployment, LT Verbeeck was chosen to command the first US Aircraft to Jeremie, Haiti, providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. 

LT Verbeeck led Combat Air Crew 11 through a demanding 7 month deployment to NAS Sigonella, Italy. There , LT Verbeeck qualified as Patrol Plane Commander (PPC), completing his tour with over 1000 total flight hours, 300 Aircraft Commander hours, and multiple qualifications.

LT Verbeeck 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. In addition to this, LT Verbeeck is the Command Fitness Leader.  He can be contacted at: tverbeec@nd.edu.

LT Brian Van Metre, USN

Surface Warfare Officer, Third 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 sophomore-year students and continues to advise them as they mature after having some summer training experience. In this role, he teaches the Navigation class. In addition to this, LT Van Metre coordinates both Naval Leadership Weekend and summer cruise for the Notre Dame MIDNs. He can be contacted at: Brian.C.VanMetre.2@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 Triebell was born in Melbourne, FL. He enlisted into the Marine Corps in August 2008 and attended recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina where he was promoted to Private First Class. Upon graduation, he reported to the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina and graduated from the School of Infantry in January 2009.

Private First Class Triebell then reported for duty to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines. In November 2009, Lance Corporal Triebell deployed to Afghanistan. Upon return from deployment, LCpl Triebell attended Infantry Squad Leader Course and graduated September 2010 before deploying again in April 2011 to Afghanistan and being promoted to the rank of Corporal in August 2011. 

In February 2012, Cpl Triebell reported for duty to Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. In August 2013, Cpl Triebell attended Corporals Course and graduated as the Honor Graduate and Gung Ho Marine. In October 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assumed the billet of the Range Safety Officer. Sgt Triebell attended Martial Arts Instructor Course in August 2014 and graduated as a 1st Degree Black Belt Instructor.

In October 2014, Sgt Triebell reported for duty to Drill Instructor School and graduated as the Honor Graduate. He then served as a Drill Instructor and Experienced Drill Instructor. In January 2016, Sergeant Triebell was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was reassigned to serve as an Experienced Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. 

In March 2018, Staff Sergeant Triebell assumed the responsibilities as the Company Gunnery Sergeant and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in March 2019. In January 2020, Staff Sergeant Triebell was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company as the Company Gunnery Sergeant. 

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.