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Lieutenant Colonel Chris Black

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Position: Professor of Military Science, MSIV Instructor
Branch: Aviation

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Aide-de-Camp, Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC
  • Plans and Operations Officer, Directorate of Special Operations Aviation, United States Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC
  • Battalion Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY

Military Schooling:

  • Ranger
  • Airborne
  • Air Assault
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Level C
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Joint Advanced Warfighting School
  • Aviation Officer Advance Course
  • Aviation Officer Basic Course
  • Scout Swimmer Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • MS in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA 2008
  • BBA in Computer Information Systems, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1994

 Captain James R. Thompson

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Position:  Recruiting Operatons Officer / APMS

Branch:  Adjutant General

 Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Education Outreach Program Manager, G-7/9, US Army Recruiting Command Headquarters, Fort Knox KY
  • Company Commander 1-518th, 2nd Brigade, 98th Division.  Ashville, NC
  • Brigade S-1, Accessions Support Brigade, Fort Knox, KY

 Military Schooling

  • Adjutant General Officer Basic Course
  • Air Assault School
  • Drill Sergeant School
  • Total Army Instructors Training Course

Civilian Schooling

  • Master of Arts in Education, University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Geography, University of Kentucky

Mark A. Peckham

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Position: Senior Military Science Instructor
Branch: Transportation

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Brigade Plans and Operations Officer, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, KY
  • TF Cincinnatus Assistant S3
  • Transportation Officer, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, KY

Military Schooling:

  • Logistics Captain's Career Course
  • Air Assault School
  • Transportation Officer Basic Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • Master of Science in Management.  Austin Peay State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation.  US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Port, NY

 

Stephen Schiller

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Position: Senior Military Science Instructor
Branch: Aviation

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Commander, TF 1-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Ft. Campbell, KY
  • Commander, 2-17th Cavalry Squadron, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY
  • S3, TF 1-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Ft. Campbell, KY

Military Schooling:

  • US Army War College Advanced Strategic Arts Program
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Level C
  • Advanced SERE
  • Infantry Officer Advance Course
  • Aviation Officer Basic Course
  • Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course
  • Airborne
  • Air Assault

 Civilian Schooling:

  • Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University

Master Sergeant Michael Bowlin

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Position: SMI, MSII Instructor
Branch:  Air Defense Artillery

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • 1SG, D/144 ADA, Camp Carol, Korea
  • Senior Operations Sergeant, G3 32AAMDC, Fort Bliss, TX
  • Senior Operations Sergeant, G3 AMD Cell, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Kiley, KS

Military Schooling:

  • Senior Leader Course 
  • Advance Leader Course 
  • Battle Staff Course
  • First Sergeant Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • Pursuing an Associate Degree at Central Texas College

 

Sergeant First Class Trevor Ladd

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Position: Training/Operations NCO, MSIII Instructor

Branch: Infantry

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Platoon Sergeant, B Company, 2/18 Infantry Regiment, 170th, Baumholder, Germany
  • Squad Leader, B Company, 1/6 Infantry Regiment, 2 Bde, 1AD , Baumholder Germany
  • Team Leader, B Company, 125th Infantry, National Guard Flint, MI

Military Schooling:

  • Senior Leaders Course
  • Advanced Leaders Course
  • Warrior Leaders Course
  • Sling Load Inspector
  • Intelligence Terrorism Course

     

    Civilian Schooling:

    • Pursuing an Associate Degree in Fish & Game Warden,
    • Pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Intelligence Communication from Central Texas University

 

Mr. Kenneth Walden

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Position: Administrative Assistant

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Chief Administrative NCO, Vanderbilt University Army ROTC
  • Assistant Inspector General, 23d Support Group, Camp Humphreys, Korea
  • Chief, Administrative NCO, USAMEDDAC, Ft. Campbell, KY

Military Schooling:

  • Inspector General Site Administrator Course
  • Inspector General Orientation Course
  • Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course
  • Senior Leadership refresher Course
  • Primary Leadership Development Course
  • Battalion Training Management Course
  • SIDPERS Unit Level Training Course
  • Field Artillery Basic Course
  • Air Assault School

Civilian Schooling:

  • Associates Degree in Office Administration from Nashville State Community College

Ms. Sandra Bell

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Position: Human Resources Technician

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Human Resources Technician, Vanderbilt University Army ROTC, Nashville, TN
  • Human Resources Assistant, Military Personnel Services Division, Installation Adjutant General, Fort Campbell, KY
  • Military Personnel Clerk, 101st Personnel Service Battalion, 101st Airborne Assault Division, Fort Campbell, KY

Military Schooling:

  • USACC Human Resource Assistant Course
  • Leadership Education and Development Course
  • Joint Clearance and Access Verification System Training Course
  • Lean Six Sigma (White Belt) Course
  • SIDPERS Unit Level Training Course
  • Army Records Information Management Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • Attended Austin Peay State University - Business Administration

Mr. Walter Mears

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Position: Supply Technician

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • First Sergeant 117th Regiment (RTI) - Smyrna, TN
  • Senior Supply Sergeant 117th Regiment (RTI) - Smyrna, TN
  • Battalion Supply Sergeant 168th Military Police BN - Lebanon, TN

Military Schooling:

  • Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course
  • Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course
  • Battalion Supply Course
  • Strategic Mobility Planning Course
  • USAAS Auditor Trainee School
  • Equal Opportunity Representative Training
  • USAF Facilitator Course
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