Keith Karbel

Keith Karbel, Major, USAR (Retired)

  • Recruiting Operations Officer
  • Assistant Professor of Military Science


  • MS, Human Resources (2000)
    Widener University (PA)
  • BS, Business Management (1986)
    Pennsylvania State University - University Park (PA)

About Me

I have been an Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer since 2007. I am an Army ROTC graduate and retired officer with 24 years of service between the active and reserve components. I handle enrollments for the Dauntless Battalion, hosted by Widener University, with partnerships at Villanova University and West Chester University, and affiliations with Penn State-Abington, Penn State-Brandywine, Neumann, Cheyney and Immaculata Universities. I also serve on Widener's Committee on Veterans and Military Education, facilitate LEADERworks workshops for Widener's Leadership Institute, and have previously served as a member on Widener's School of Nursing Community Advisory Board. Beyond current recruiting and enrollment duties, my extensive experience with ROTC and the Dauntless Battalion goes back to 1996, making me one of the most knowledgeable among US Army Cadet Command cadre. Recently, I was selected as US Army Cadet Command's Recruiting Operations Officer of the Year in 2016.


  • Recruiting Operations Officer of the Year (2016)