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Charlie Company

Welcome to Charlie Company



Our goal for this Semester is to rise to the challenge and take HONOR UNIT. Charlie Company is the fore-runner for great opportunities, advancement in leadership, voluntarism, and a spirit of helping others. We welcome parents, teachers, staff, and students to an environment that promotes a genuine concern for the future. We challenge our students to evaluate their contributions, envision the outcomes and efforts as a productive citizen to their home, community, school, and company.




Hello, my name is Major Christopher L. Elson. I was born and raised in the Bay Area; San Francisco and the Napa Valley. I have been in the Army for 20 plus years; Active, Reserve, and currently California Army National Guard, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. I originally enlisted in the 10th Mountain Division and became a Non-Commissioned Officer, Sergeant-E-5. I then graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in History. I received my commission in the Army from the Surfrider Battalion, ROTC, at UCSB. I have worked in the civilian sector, in numerous positions including publishing and currently own my own Interior Design and Custom Cabinetry business with my wife who runs it now. We currently live in San Jose and have an eleven-year-old son. I am very active in fitness and athletics including soccer and triathlon. I have always striven to “Be all that I can Be” and look forward to teaching such values to the OMI Corp of Cadets.



SGT George Ruiz


SPC Sean Bonifacio