Unit Staff




CAPT Blake Tornga was born in Great Falls, Montana and grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1990 and served as an Aviation Electronics Technician and P-3 Orion Enlisted Aircrewman with VP-92 based at NAS South Weymouth, MA.  

After graduation from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1996, he earned Naval Flight Officer wings and later qualified as an Electronic Counter Measures Officer in the EA-6B Prowler in 2000.

CAPT Tornga commanded VAQ-133, deploying to the Western Pacific aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in 2016, the squadron’s first deployment flying the EA-18G Growler.

Other sea tours include: VAQ-136, stationed at NAF Atsugi, Japan, making multiple deployments aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63); VAQ-134, deploying twice to Bagram, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, where he was selected as the Commander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific Prowler Tactics Instructor of the Year; and VAQ-135, deploying aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) again supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

CAPT Tornga’s shore assignments include: Electronic Attack Weapons School where he taught advanced radar jamming tactics, techniques, and procedures, and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Association Outstanding Leadership Award; College of Naval Command and Staff and the Navy Operational Planning Course at the U.S. Navy War College in Newport, RI, where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2008; U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany where he directed the U.S. joint military activities with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia; and the U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa and U.S. Sixth Fleet combined staff in Naples, Italy, where he was Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy.

Previous to assuming command of the NROTC Unit at the University of Minnesota in October 2020, CAPT Tornga was the Commanding Officer of Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, located in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike Flight Air Medal (10 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), as well as numerous unit and campaign awards.

His service is made possible by the support of his wife Tammy and their children Kyle, Jobun, Takara, and Kaelan.

Executive Officer



CDR Andrew Behlke, a native of Watertown, WI, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Operations and Technology and received his commission from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in June 2001.  He was designated a Naval Aviator from Training Squadron THIRTY ONE in May 2003.

After Fleet Replacement Squadron training, he was assigned to the Red Lancers of Partol Squadron TEN in Brunswick, ME in 2004, where he served as the Sponsor/Indoc/MWR Coordinator, Power Plants Branch Officer, Schedules Officer, and Training Plans Officer, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot, and deployed to Sigonella, Bahrain, and El Salvador.

CDR Behlke transferred to Special Projects Patrol Squadron ONE in March 2007, where he served as Aircraft Division Officer.

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN welcomed CDR Behlke to Everett, WA in 2009.  He served as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer, Hangar Bay Division Officer, and the Flight Deck Division Officer.  He also qualified as Officer of the Deck Underway.

CDR Behlke attended the Air Force Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, where he was awarded a Master’s of Military Operational Art and Science.

After P-3C refresher training at VP-30 in June 2012, CDR Behlke joined Patrol Squadron FIVE on deployment in Kadena, Japan.  During his tour with the Mad Foxes, he served as CTG Ops, Training Officer, Safey/NATOPS Officer, Tactics Officer, and Command Services Office, and transitioned to the P-8A Poseidon.

In March 2015, CDR Behlke transferred to the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA, as the Navy Service Team Representative, where he coordinated and conducted NRO outreach to deploying Naval units and leadership in the Naval Intelligence Community.  He also served as the Chief of Staff of the Mission Integration Directorate User Engagement Office.

CDR Behlke returned to sea duty where he served as the Combat Direction Center Officer aboard the USS NIMITZ.  He lead 70 Sailors charged with defending the ship using the Ship’s Self Defense System.  

CDR Behlke currently serves as the Executive Officer and Associate Professor of Naval Science, Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, University of Minnesota.  He has accumulated over 2000 flight hours to include over 100 combat missions.  His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2nd Strike/Flight award), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit, campaign, and service awards.  He resides in Minnesota with his wife and their three children.





LT MacIan Campbell is a native of Stillwater, Minnesota. He earned his Bachelors of History from the University of North Dakota in 2016 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School later that year.

LT Campbell served as the Turbines Officer onboard USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) from January 2017 to December 2018. During his time onboard he took the ship through work ups, a Congressional Board of Inspection and Survey, and a seven month deployment to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation. He then transferred to USS OAK HILL (LSD 51) to serve as the Assistant Damage Control Assistant from April 2018 to July 2020. He has completed two back to back deployments to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation, as well as provided hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas and Florida.

Currently, LT Campbell serves as the class advisor to the freshman class of 2024 and teaches Introduction to Naval Science and Navigation. He is working on his Masters Degree in Human Rights at the University of Minnesota and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I) from the Naval War College. 

LT Campbell's awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Battle Excellence Award, and various other unit and service awards.





LT Chrisfield is originally from Apple Valley, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities where he received a BS in Biology with a Minor in Mathematics. He joined the
Nuclear Perspective Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program as a senior in college, then
commissioned as an Officer in the Navy via Officer Candidate School.

LT Chrisfield graduated Nuclear Power School in Charleston with honors and attended Nuclear
Prototype School at the MARF plant in Saratoga Springs, NY. He reported to his first submarine,
the USS HAMPTON (SSN 767), in April of 2018. From the boat, he was sent to the Navy Scuba
Diving School in Florida, where he graduated in July 2018 and became the Diving Officer for the
remainder of his three years aboard USS HAMPTON. Throughout his time on the submarine, LT
Chrisfield also served as the Main Propulsion Assistant (MPA), Chemical and Radiological
Controls Assistant (CRA), Assistant Engineering Officer (AENG), and Torpedo Peacetime
Safety Officer (PSO). He completed a Western Pacific Deployment in 2019-2020, and then
detached from the USS HAMPTON in December of 2020.

LT Chrisfield then served as the Submarine Operations Officer for Destroyer Squadron One. He
was responsible for all aspects of Anti-Submarine Warfare for six Arleigh Burke class
Destroyers. When the Destroyer Squadron was attached to the Carrier Strike Group, he was
responsible for planning and executing protection of the high-value unit (the aircraft carrier)
from any and all submerged threats. LT Chrisfield completed his second Western Pacific
Deployment on board the aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70).
LT Chrisfield now serves as an Officer Advisor for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at
the University of Minnesota, Twin cities.

Scott and his wife Davy have a one year old son, Jackson.





Capt Austin Duke is from Matthews, Indiana. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2007 and achieved the occupational specialties within the infantry community of 0331, Machine Gunner, Mortarman, Assualtman, Anti-tank Missileman, Rifleman, Combat Instructor, and Master Instructor. He served 10 years enlisted in 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, The School of Infantry East-Infantry Training Battalion, and Advanced Infantry Training Battalion until commissioning through North Carolina State University in 2016 as a Gunnery Sergeant. 

Capt Duke graduated from The Basic School in 2017 as Military Skills Award Graduate, Leadership Award Graduate, and Honor Graduate with the occupational specialty, Logistics Officer. His operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom x2, Marine Rotational Force Darwin, Australia, Unit Deployment Program Okinawa, Japan, and Winter Workhorse, South Korea.  Most recently, Capt Duke was the Assistant Logistics Officer at 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division. 

Capt Duke has degrees in Accounting, History, and is Expeditionary Warfare School complete. 

His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbons, and various unit and service awards.

He is married to Lenona Vierra, a native Kaneohe, Hawaii and has two children, Leland and Harper Duke. 





Gunnery Sergeant Joseph B. Stoker was born in Baton Rouge, LA on December 20, 1981. On May 05, 2008 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, He was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class (PFC) for serving as first squad leader upon graduation from recruit training in August 2008 at MCRD San Diego, CA. He then reported Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry (West) aboard MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. After completion of Marine Combat Training Private First Class Stoker then reported to MATSS-1, NAS Meridian, MS for MOS school and graduated with the MOS of 6042, Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL) Asset Manager. Following MOS school Private First Class Stoker executed orders to MALS-11, MAG-11, MCAS Miramar to serve as an IMRL Asset Manager. In 2010 Corporal Stoker augmented to MALS-16 (FWD) and deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan where he served as the Local Asset Management System (LAMS) NCOIC for the forward IMRL Division. During this time Corporal Stoker attended and graduated Corporals Course aboard Camp Leatherneck as first squad leader. In 2011 Corporal Stoker attached to VMFA(AW)-121 to serve as the IMRL NCOIC and program manager. In 2012 Sergeant Stoker attended and graduated Sergeants Course, being selected both as the Honor Graduate and “Gung-Ho” award recipient. In July of 2012, Sergeant Stoker reported to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA. Upon completion he was assigned to 3 rd Recruit Training Battalion, Company K, where he served as Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and 3 rd Battalion Operations NCOIC. Upon successful completion of his tour, Sergeant Stoker executed orders to MWHS-3, 3D MAW, MCAS Miramar, CA, in October 2015 and served as a 3D MAW IMRL Advocate and a member of the Aviation Logistics Management Assist Team (ALMAT). In 2017 Staff Sergeant Stoker was selected for Presidential Support Duty at Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) and executed orders in April to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA where he served as the HMX-1 IMRL Division Chief and Squadron Gunnery Sergeant. He also completed Career Course during this tour and was again selected as the “Gung-Ho” award recipient.

In November 2019 Staff Sergeant Stoker was selected for duty as Assistant Marine Officer Instructor (AMOI) at the University of Minnesota. In February of 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. During his tour as AMOI, Gunnery Sergeant Stoker augmented twice to Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA and served as Sergeant Instructor and Physical Training Instructor. He also served as the Operations Chief for Fleet Marine Force-East (FMF-E) the summer training evolution for midshipmen aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. Gunnery Sergeant Stoker completed Advanced School Seminar in June of 2022, achieving a GPA in the top 10% of his class.

Gunnery Sergeant Stoker’s personal awards include (2) Navy and Marine Corps
Commendation Medals, (2) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, (9) Certificates of
Commendation, and (3) Meritorious Masts.