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MAJ Ronnie Brown
Professor of Military Science
MAJ Ronnie Brown is a 1993 distinguish military graduate from Alcorn State University where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and also graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master of Science degree in Administration. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College and Airborne School.
MAJ Brown has served in numerous types of Field Artillery units. He served as a Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer and Battalion Assistant Operation Officer in 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, 212th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Deputy J3 for the United States Support Group Haiti from 1994-1998. Following the Field Artillery Course, MAJ Brown then served as a Fire Support Officer in 8th Army in the Republic of Korea from 1998-1999. After leaving Korea, MAJ Brown served as the Battalion Adjutant and Charlie Battery Commander (KFOR 3A) for the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment. Also as the Task Force Fire Support Officer for the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia from 1999-2002. MAJ Brown then served as the Deputy Plans Chief for the Deep Operation Coordination Cell in Headquarters Army Central Command, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (OIF I) from 2002-2003. Following a year in Command and General Staff Course in 2004, MAJ Brown return to Fort Stewart where he serves as the Division Information Operation Targeting Officer (OIF III) for 3d Infantry Headquarters and then subsequently served as the Battalion S3 and Battalion Executive Officer in 2nd Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment (OIF V). After leaving the “Glory Gun’s” Battalion for the second time, MAJ Brown then return to 3d Infantry Headquarters to served as the Deputy Fire Support Coordinator. He is currently serving as the Professor of Military Science at Alcorn State University.
MAJ Brown's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Silver Star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, the Global War on Terror Expedition Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal and Parachutist Badge.
MAJ Brown is married to the former Dorothy Turner of Tchula, Mississippi. The Brown’s have one son, Rashard and one daughter, Shandreka.
CPT Timothy Page
Assistant Professor of Military Science / Battalion Executive Officer
Captain Timothy Page was born at Silver Cross hospital in Joliet, IL on 17 April 1972; he enlisted into the delayed entry program and went to basic training at Fort Leavenworth, MO. After basic he returned home to finish his senior year of high school at Joliet Central High School. Graduating in May of 2000 after which he left for active duty and serve 11 years of enlisted service. In 2000, he applied for OCS and was accepted and was commissioned on 10 May 2001, after a grueling 14 week OCS course.
His military education includes, Signal Officer Basic Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Jumpmaster Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, and many others that have helped refine him as a leader in today’s Army. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.
He assignment include serving as Battalion Signal Officer for 2nd and the 17th Field Artillery, Tech Control OIC, E. Company 302nd Signal Battalion, HHC 21st Signal Brigade, Company Commander, and Assistant Battalion Operations Officer 25th Signal Battalion. His awards include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3 OLC), Nation Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutes Badge.
2LT Garrett Gray
Recruiting Operations Officer
2LT Garrett Gray is a Jackson, Mississippi native. He is a 2004 graduate of Murrah High School in Jackson, MS and a 2006 graduate from Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama. He has attended the Army Medical Department’s Basic Officer Leaders Course at FT Sam Houston, TX.
2LT Gray’s duty assignments consist of Chemical Officer for Headquarters Company of the 185th Theatre Aviation Brigade, Public Affairs Officer for the 185th TAB and Assistant Operations Officer of the Mississippi Army National Guard Medical Command. Lieutenant Gray is currently serving as the Recruiting Operations Officer for Alcorn State University’s ROTC Program.
MSG Michael Landrum
MSII Military Instructor
2LT Nikki S. Bell
Human Resources Assistant
2LT Nikki S. Bell is a 2009 graduate from Alcorn State University where she received with Honors (Cum Laude) a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. She was also commissioned upon graduation as a Second Lieutenant in the National Guard’s Medical Service Corps. 2LT Bell is no stranger to hard work, having three years of prior service in the army taught her the importance of discipline, perseverance, and determination. She is continuing her education in the pursuit of becoming a Mental Health Counseling Psychologist.
2LT Bell is a Human Resources Assistant with the Department of Military Science here at Alcorn State University. In this role, Ms. Bell serves as the key point of contact while maintaining continuity in the absence of the supervisor. She is responsible for maintaining accuracy and reliability which fully impacts the physical and economic well being of ROTC Cadets. Ms. Bell serves as a mentor by assisting with training of Army ROTC Cadets to ensure they are mentally, emotionally, and physically capable to be Army Officers before commissioning. She is a firm believer in “Perfecting one's skills is best done in a setting where coaching and feedback as well as encouragement are available.” In this position she maintains good public relations by encouraging, developing and providing opportunities for each participant to meet the goals established by ROTC for Officer Development.
Human Resources Assistant
Mrs. Brooks was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After graduating from Tuscaloosa County High School in 1982, she attended Shelton State Community College. However, Mrs. Brooks needed adventure and that’s when she decided she wanted to be all that she could be. She completed basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1985. After completion of training she returned to Tuscaloosa to begin her military duties in the Army Reserve. After eight months of serving in the Army Reserve she decided to join the Army. Her first tour of duty was Ft. Stewart, Georgia. After completing her tour of duty at Ft. Stewart, she was sent to Germany. She spent three years in Germany before embarking upon her next duty assignment at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Upon leaving the Army she knew she would miss the camaraderie. She joined the Army National Guard in Vidalia, Louisiana as a part-time Guardsman.
Mrs. Brooks retired after 21 years from the Louisiana Army National Guard in 2007. She is a veteran of Desert Storm/Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a full-time member of the Louisiana Guard her job included administrative, training and supply. She currently serves as the Human Resource Assistant at Alcorn State University ROTC Department.
Her military education includes, Unit Clerk Course, Motor Transport Operator Course, Readiness NCO Course, Primary Leadership development Course,
Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course and Supply Course. Her civilian education includes an Associate in Applied Science from Excelsior College.
Her awards includes the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2 AWD), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Delbra L. Giles Jones
Delbra L. Giles Jones is the secretary for the Military Science Department here at Alcorn State University. She has worked faithfully in this capacity for nineteen and a half years. She is from Port Gibson, MS and is the mother of four; three sons, Michael Jr., Kevin and Derrick and one daughter, Michele. Presently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and will complete all requirements by summer 2010. She loves meeting people and enjoys her job tremendously.
Mr. Sanchez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from John F. Kennedy High School in 1976, he attended Texas Lutheran College. He entered the Army in November 1987. He completed basic training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and advanced individual training as a supply specialist at Ft. Lee, Virginia.
Mr. Sanchez retired as a Master Sergeant after 21 years as a logistician with the United States Army in May 2009. He trained and work as a 76Y/92Y Unit Supply Specialist. He has served in the positions of unit armor, supply clerk, supply sergeant, warehouse Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), squad leader, platoon sergeant, battalion and brigade S4, Division Property Book Officer Team NCOIC and retiring as an Assistant Inspector General and NCOIC for the 1st IN Div Inspector General’s inspection team at Ft. Riley, Kansas. He is a veteran of Desert Storm/Shield, Task Force Eagle, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has deployed to Eura-Bosnia (Kosovo) with 568th Engineers. He was awarded Soldier of the Year, AMED (1992), Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
He served four overseas tours; three in Federal Republic of Germany as a member of HHD 207 MI BDE Coffey Barracks,Ludwigsburg, HHC 11th AVN BDE, Storck, Barracks. and HHC 17th SIG BN, Kitzingen, Barrack. He served one tour in the Federal Republic of South Korea with HHC, DISCOM 2nd ID, Camp Casey. His stateside assignments were; A Co Academy of Health Services Command, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, 2d RGN ROTC, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, with duty at Alcorn State University ROTC, 568th ENG Co, Ft. Riley, Kansas, HHD 541st MAINT BN, Ft. Riley, Kansas, 2nd BN (TS) (FA) 289th REGT, Ft. Riley, Kansas, HHC 24th IN Div, Ft. Riley, Kansas, HHC 1ST IN Div, Ft. Riley, Kansas, and OPS Co, 1st IN Div, Ft. Riley, Kansas.
His military education includes, German Headstart, Small Arms Maintenance, Primary Leadership development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment Course, School Of Cadet Command, Supply Accountability Course, Government Purchasing Credit Card, Advance Non-Commissioned Officer Course ANCO, Battle Staff, Risk Management, Training Support Battalion Observer Control/Trainer (OC/T), Unit Level Logistic Support - Ground Course(ULLS-G), NBC Defense Course, Inspector General Course, Property Book Unit Enhance (PBUSE), Battle Command Sustainment Support System (CBS3), and Force and Asset Search Tool (FAAST) and Warrior Transition. He was awarded ‘2S’ identifier for Battle Staff Non Commissioned Officers. He was also awarded a ‘B’ identifier for Inspector General.
His civilian education includes an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Barton Community College, Fort Riley, Kansas and 120 hours from Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas.
His military awards include the Army Unit Superior Award (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (9 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7), Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development with #3, National Defense Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon with #4.