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Lt. Col. John Toll, M.A.

Commander, Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC

Lt. Col. John Toll

Lieutenant Colonel John P. Toll commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 2005 and served as a Platoon Leader with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completion of the Infantry Captains’ Career Course, he volunteered for Civil Affairs Assessment and Selection. After selection and a year of language and cultural training, he was assigned to the Europe aligned 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion, part of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. He later led two Special Operations Assessment and Selection Programs at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. After graduating from the French War College, Lt. Col. Toll commanded a unit regionally aligned to the Middle East, and subsequently a Civil Affairs Company ready to deploy globally within 48 hours as part of XVIII Airborne Corps’ Immediate Response Force. Prior to his current position with the United States Army Cadet Command, Lt. Col. Toll served on the United States Army Special Operations Commanding General’s Action Group. He has led paratroopers in combat in Iraq, commanded teams of Special Operations Forces across Eastern Europe, and overseen Civil Affairs Operations globally. Lt. Col. Toll has a B.A. in history from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a graduate of the École de Guerre in Paris and holds an M.A. in national security studies.