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Lieutenant Colonel Kenric M. Smith

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

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Brigade Executive Officer, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Commander, Bravo Company (Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company), 122 Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Brigade S4, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC

Military Schooling:

  • Airborne
  • Air Assault
  • Joint Firepower Course
  • Intermediate Level Education (CGSC)
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Combined Logistics Captains Career Course
  • Aviation Officer Basic Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • MA in International Relations, Webster University, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 2008
  • BS in Aviation Management, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, 1997

 Captain James R. Thompson

CPT James Thompson

Position: Executive Officer
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

  • Defense Information School - Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course
  • 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

 Captain Brannon L. Askew

Captain Brannon Askew

Position: Assistant Professor of Military Science
Branch:  Field Artillery

 

 Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Battery Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell KY
  • Combat Advisor Team Leader, Western Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
  • Battalion Fire Direction Officer, 1st Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell KY

 Military Schooling

  • Airborne School
  • Field Artillery Officer Basic Course
  • Ranger School
  • Infantry Captain's Career Course
  • Air Assault School

Civilian Schooling

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University


Mark A. Peckham

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Position: Recruiting Operations Officer
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

Phillip Denton

Denton

Position: Senior Military Science Instructor
Branch: Medical Service

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Senior Military Instructor, Vanderbilt University Army ROTC, Nashville, TN
  • Platoon Advisor, Cadet Summer Training, Fort Knox, KY
  • Radiology Specialist, 278th ACR, National Guard Knoxville, TN

Military Schooling:

  • Leadership Development Assessment Course
  • AMEDD Radiology Specialist Course
  • Basic Combat Training

Civilian Schooling:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from East Tennessee State University

Master Sergeant Dennis R. Sharpe

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Position: Senior Military Science Instructor, MS | Science Instructor
Branch:  Air Defense Artillery

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • 1SG, HHB 69th ADA BDE, Fort Hood, TX
  • 1SG, HHB 1-1 ADA BN, Okinawa, Japan
  • 11th ADA BDE Equal Opportunity Advisor, Fort Bliss, TX

Military Schooling:

  • Senior ROTC PRE-Command Course
  • Master Resilience
  • SHARP
  • First Sergeant Course
  • Equal Opportunity Management Course
  • Total Army Instructor Training
  • Senior Leaders Course
  • Advance Leaders Course
  • Warrior Leaders Course
  • JRTC O/C Course
  • Airborne
  • Air Assault
  • Northern Warfare Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • Master of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Information System, Park University

 

Sergeant First Class Trevor Ladd

Ladd

Position: Training/Operations NCO
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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