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Major Brian Gilbert

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

Email: brian.d.gilbert10.mil@mail.mil

Telephone: (615) 322-8555

 

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Executive Officer to the Commanding General of 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO.
  • Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, Fort Carson, CO.
  • Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment Fort Carson CO.

Military Schooling:

  • Command and General Staff College
  • Airborne School
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Armor Officers Career Course
  • Armor Officer Basic Course

Civilian Schooling:

  • MS Administration, Central Michigan University
  • BS Criminology, University of Idaho

 Captain James R. Thompson

CPT James Thompson

Position: Executive Officer
Branch: Adjutant General 

Email:  james.thompson.1@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 322-8554

 

 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

Email:  brannon.askew@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615)312-8553

 

 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

Email:  mark.peckham@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 343-4834

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:

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

Mr. Jay Fullerton

Jay Fullerton

Position: Senior Military Science Instructor
Branch:  Military Intelligence

Email:  jay.fullerton@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone:

Previous 3 Assignments:

  • Deputy chief, Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Division (J2X), Intelligence Directorate (J2), US Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL
  • Director of Intelligence/Deputy Director, International Security Assistance Force, Special Operations Forces Fusion Cell, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Intelligence Operations Officer, Intelligence Directorate (J2), U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL

 

Military Schooling:

  • Special Operations Liaison Element Course
  • Joint Special Operations Aviation Component Course
  • Joint Special Operations Planning Course
  • Jumpmaster Course
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  • Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course
  • Air Assault School
  • Parachute Rigger Course
  • Airborne School
  • Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course
  • Primary Leadership and Development Course

Civilian Schooling:

  •   MA, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix (AZ)
  •  BA, French with K-12 NC Teacher’s Certification, Methodist University (NC)

 

 


Master Sergeant Dennis R. Sharpe

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

Email:  dennis.sharpe@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 343-7616

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

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Position: Training/Operations NCO
Branch:
Infantry

Email:  trevor.ladd@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 312-8559

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

Email:  kenneth.w.walden@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 322-8550

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

Email:  sandra.bell@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 322-8558

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

Email:  walter.e.mears@vanderbilt.edu

Telephone: (615) 322-8556

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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