Meet the Commandant

Benedictine's strong military leadership component is committed to developing skills in leadership, discipline, teamwork and acceptance of responsibility. Our Military Leadership program nurtures esprit de corps, camaraderie, and loyalty to our school and fellow Cadets.

The Corps is run by the senior class leadership, under the guidance of the school cadre.  That cadre is headed up by Captain David Long.

Captain Long serves as the commandant of the Benedictine Corps of Cadets.  He is a United States Marine infantry officer, currently holding the rank of Captain.

Long has been a Marine for eight years, and he has deployed to Afghanistan twice as part of the ongoing War on Terror.  After active duty, he retained reserve status and is currently the company commander of Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 25 Marine Regiment which operates out of Pittsburg, PA.
Captain Long joined Benedictine in 2016.  Prior to assuming the role of commandant, he taught English and Theology, and founded the Rugby program at our school.  David also works in our advancement office, serving as major gifts officer.
He is supported in the operations of our military department by two rock-steady men:  Master Chief Dan Tobias (retired U.S. Navy) and Sergeant Major Mike Stockhausen (retired U.S. Army).