By MIDN 3/C Haley CAMBRIDGE – The Boston NROTC Consortium is happy to welcome Lieutenant Monica Mondloch to the Battalion this semester. LT Mondloch comes aboard in Boston as the Fourth Class Advisor on the BU side of the river, joining us from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, the Island Knights, stationed in Guam.
A native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, LT Mondloch has pursued aviation from the time she was in high school as a student pilot, which along with the events of 11 SEPT 2001 motivated her to seek an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. LT Mondloch commissioned from the Academy in 2007, graduating with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. After completing flight school and her time with an FRS squadron in Norfolk, LT Mondloch reported to HSC-25 in Guam, flying the MH-60S Knighthawk Helicopter. While with HSC-25 LT Mondloch made 2 WESTPAC deployments: one detachment aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6) performing SAR operations and Marine tactical support, and one detachment aboard a USNS ammunition resupply vessel in support of the GEORGE WASHINGTON Strike Group, serving as the Operations Officer for both detachments.
LT Mondloch also had the opportunity to deploy on a weeklong detachment to the island of Tinian in tactical support of Marines and performing local Search and Rescue operations. Her crews were also responsible for saving 8 lives from the rough seas around Guam. LT Mondloch remarked that “it was great to get a chance to directly apply your training and make a huge difference saving lives at the same time.”
LT Mondloch is currently pursuing studies at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She is very excited to get to work with the new 4/c in BU Company and to monitor the Future Female Officers Club. LT Mondloch is also looking forward to pursuing her passions of sailing and skiing here in Boston, both of which she was involved with competitively at the Naval Academy. In addition, LT Mondloch enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and playing the violin in her spare time. The Battalion is honored to work with LT Mondloch, and is looking forward to learning from her incredible experiences in the fleet.