The Salvation Army College For Officer Training At Crestmont
Curriculum - Meet The CFOT Instructors & Training Staff

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Major Brian Saunders

Training Principal

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Major Brian Saunders

Training Principal

D. Min., Fuller Seminary; M.A., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary; B.A., Political Science, Azusa Pacific University; A.A., Ministries, The Salvation Army, School for Officers’ Training, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Nigel Cross

Assistant Training Principal

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Captain Nigel Cross

Assistant Training Principal

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Stacy Cross

Director of Campus Services

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Captain Stacy Cross

Director of Campus Services

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Christina Arnold

Personnel Officer

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Captain Christina Arnold

Personnel Officer

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Jared Arnold

Director of Business Administration

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Captain Jared Arnold

Director of Business Administration

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Major Brian Bearchell

Adjunct Instructor*

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Major Brian Bearchell

Curriculum Officer

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Mildred Bearchell

Curriculum Officer

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Captain Mildred Bearchell

Curriculum Officer

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Sheila Chatterjee

Director of Library and Museum Services

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Sheila Chatterjee

Director of Library and Museum Services

M.L.I.S., Information Science, Catholic University of America; B.A., Latin, University of Minnesota.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain James E. Combs

Logistics Officer

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Lt. James E. Combs

Logistics Officer

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Nathan Darling

Curriculum Officer

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Lieutenant Nathan Darling

Curriculum Officer

M. Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; B.A., Philosophy-Religion, Northwest Nazarene College, A.A., Ministries, The Salvation Army College for Officer Training at Crestmont, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Joy Groenleer

Family Care Director

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Lt. Joy Groenleer

Personnel Officer

B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Major Nancy Helms

Director of Field Training

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Major Nancy Helms-Cox

Director of Field Training

B.A.(ce), Counseling for Christian Ministries, Nazarene Bible College; A.A., Applied Science, North Seattle Community College; A.A., Ministries, The Salvation Army School for Officers’ Training, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Major Brian Jones

Director of Curriculum

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Major Brian Jones

Director of Curriculum

Jones, Major (Dr.) Brian, Faculty: Biblical Studies; Theological Studies, D.Min., M.Div., B.A., Azusa Pacific University, M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary. 31 years of service

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Major Gwendolyn Jones

Campus Chaplian

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Major Gwendolyn Jones

Campus Chaplian

Guest Lecturer: Introduction to Christian Education. B.A., Azusa Pacific University. 37 years of service.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Rubina M. Navarro

Director of Personnel

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Captain Rubina M. Navarro

Director of Personnel

B.A. (Youth Leadership), B.A. (Regular and Special Elementary Education), University of Hawaii, Manoa.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Neil-Favio Sison Navarro

Director of Personnel

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Captain Neil-Favio Sison Navarro

Director of Personnel

B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Clarissa Ochoa

Field Training Officer

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Captain Clarissa Ochoa

Field Training Officer

B.A.(ce), Counseling for Christian Ministries, Nazarene Bible College; A.A., Ministries, The Salvation Army College for Officer Training, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Jaime Ramirez

Manager of IT Education

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Jaime Ramirez

Manager of IT Education

M.B.A., Technology Management, University of Phoenix; B.S., Business Administration with Information Technology, California State University, Dominguez Hills; A.A., Business Administration, Los Angeles Southwest College.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Dr. Duncan Sutton

Director of Institutional

Planning & Accreditation

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Duncan Sutton

Director of Institutional Planning & Accreditation

ED.D.(c) Educational Leadership, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Music Education, California State University, Long Beach; B.A., Music, Colchester Institute School of Music, England.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Julie Sutton

Officer Care and Development Therapist/Faculty

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Julie Sutton

Officer Care and Development Therapist/Faculty

M.A., M.F.T., Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Azusa Pacific University; B.A., Psychology, Colorado Christian University.

CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Clinton Trimmer

Curriculum Officer

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Captain Clinton Trimmer

Curriculum Officer

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CFOT Officer and Instructor

Captain Megan Trimmer

Personnel Officer

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Captain Megan Trimmer

Personnel Officer