LEARN LEADERSHIP FROM THE BEST LEADERS
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Gettysburg Staff Ride
These cadets learned the importance of military tactics during their trip to Gettysburg, in which they were able to analyze the Battle of Gettysburg and what the leaders of this battle endured during this historical event.
Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel David Meyer is the department chair and professor of Military Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
A native of Monrovia, Maryland, LTC Meyer was commissioned as an armor officer from Frostburg State University (Md.), in 1994. His previous assignments include: Executive Officer, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Ft Carson, Colo., and Kandahar City, Afghanistan; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion 66th Armored Regiment, Ft Hood, Tex., and Baghdad, Iraq; Future Operations Planner, HQ, 4th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division Baghdad, Ft Hood, Tex., and Baghdad, Iraq; Armor Captains Career Course Small Group Instructor, Ft Knox, Ky.; Observer/Controller, U.S. Army National Training Center, Ft Irwin, Calif.; Commander B Company, 2nd Battalion 69th Armored Regiment, Commander D Troop, 10th US Cavalry Regiment, and Brigade Plans and Exercises Officer, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft Benning, Ga.; Executive Officer, Headquarters Company 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Assistant Operations Officer and Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion 12th US Cavalry Regiment, Ft Hood, Tex.
Lieutenant Colonel Meyer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Frostburg State University and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences (Theater Operations) from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. His military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Armed Services Staff School, and the Advanced Military Studies Program at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies.
His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medals (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medals (three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medals (four oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal (one service star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Military Volunteer Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbons (with number two), the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
Major Justin Mullins was assigned to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania ROTC program in December 2011, after returning from a tour of duty in Ansbach, Germany. Major Mullins received his graduate degrees (Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration) from New Mexico State University in 2003 and was commissioned a distinguished military graduate as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Branch. He attended flight school at Fort Rucker, Ala., where he earned ratings in the TH-67 Bell Jet Ranger and the UH-60A/L Blackhawk.
From August 2004 to August 2008, Major Mullins was assigned to 3-10th General Support Aviation Battalion Fort Drum, N.Y., where he served as Battalion S1, A Company Platoon Leader, and A Company Commander. He deployed to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Centaur in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII from February 2006 to February 2007. Upon re-deployment, Major Mullins took command of A Company 3-10th GSAB. In August 2008, he relinquished command and moved back to Fort Rucker to complete the Aviation Captain’s Career Course and UH-60 Maintenance Test Pilot Course.
At the conclusion of his training at Fort Rucker, Major Mullins was assigned to 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion in Katterbach Germany in October 2009. In December 2009, he deployed with the unit under Task Force Ready in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X-XI in Afghanistan, where he served as the assistant S3/operations officer and maintenance test pilot. After re-deploying to Germany in June 2010, Major Mullins took command of D Company 5-158th GSAB, Germany’s premier unit level maintenance company. He relinquished command in October of 2011 and moved to Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Major Mullins currently serves as the enrollment/scholarship officer and assistant professor of Military Science for Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Saint Francis University.
Major Mullins awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with three campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with number 2), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Senior Army Aviator Badge.
Captain Dave Sabulsky was assigned to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania ROTC program in July 2012. He earned his Commission and secondary education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and entered the Combat Engineer Corps.
As an Active Guard Reserve Officer, previous assignments include area Recruiting Commander February 2011 to June 2012 and the Officer Strength Manager from August 2005 to February 2009 for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s; Recruiting and Retention Battalion.
Captain Sabulsky has served as the Commander for the 856TH Engineer (STRYKER) Company, the only STRYKER Engineer Unit in the Reserve Component, from March 2010 to December 2012. In 2009 deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom IX-XI under Task Force Keystone with the 28th Infantry Division 28th Combat Aviation Brigade and served as the Brigade Engineer. Prior to his deployments had served as the Executive Officer for E Company of the 1-110th Infantry Battalion and A Company Special Troops Battalion. Previously completing his Platoon leadership time with the 876th Engineer Battalion prior to their being decommissioned.
Captain Sabulsky currently serves as the Executive Officer, supporting the continuity of operations and personnel management. Additionally, serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science for Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Saint Francis University.
His decorations and awards include: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf), Army Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army National Guard Recruiter Badge, Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold).
Captain Carl Crandall is the S-3 and an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
A native of Commerce Township, Michigan, CPT Crandall was commissioned as a military police officer from Eastern Michigan University, in 2005. His previous assignments include: Detachment Commander, 40th Military Police Detachment, Ft Sill, OK; Military Transition Team Advisor, 25th Infantry Division, Tikrit, Iraq; Division Provost Marshal’s Office Operations Officer, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI, and Tikrit, Iraq; Platoon Leader, 58th Military Police Company, Helemano Military Reservation, HI; Platoon Leader, 39th Military Police Detachment, Ft Shafter, HI; Assistant S-4, 783rd Military Police Battalion, Inkster, MI; Gunner, 303rd Military Police Company, Jackson, MI.
Captain Crandall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. His military education includes Military Police Senior Leaders Course, Military Police Basic and Advanced Courses, Advanced Military Transition Team Course, Police Transition Team Leaders Course, Military Police Basic and Advanced Individual Training (OSUT).
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Second Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, Meritorious Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Combat Action Badge.
Master Sergeant Don H. Hickson is the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of Military Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A native of Brooklyn, New York, MSG Hickson entered the military as an armor crewman in 1993. He completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Ft. Knox, Ky. in 1993. His assignments include: Tank driver, loader, and gunner 2nd Battalion 35th Armor, 4th Infantry Division, and K Troop, 3RD Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Carson, Co., Milti Media NCO, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 16TH Cavalry Regiment, (Armor School) Ft. Knox, Ky., Tank Commander, B Company, 2nd Battalion 69th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Benning, Ga., BNCOC Instructor, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Ft. Knox, Ky., Platoon Sergeant and Operations NCO, C Company, 2nd Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea and C Company, 1st Battalion 34th Armored Regiment, 1ST Brigade 1ST Infantry Division, Ft. Riley, Ks., Digital Army Liaison Team, Army Central (ARCENT) Ft. McPherson, Ga., First Sergeant, C Troop and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 5th Squadron 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, Ft. Riley, Ks.
Master Sergeant Hickson schools include First Sergeant Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Small Group Leaders Course, Basic Instructor Training, Combat Lifesavers Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course and the Non-Commissioned Officer Safety Course, ASIST/GATEKEEPERS Course and the Unit Prevention Leaders Course.
His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medals (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals (four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Medals (one service star),Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (two campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with number three), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons (with number 2), NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
He was awarded the Order of ST. George (Bronze Mediallion) and he is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
SFC Jesse A. Sample is a native of Converse, Texas. He entered the U.S. Army on October 22, 1997. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was awarded the Military Occupation Specialty as a 19D Cavalry Scout.
SFC Sample’s assignments include Fort Lewis, Washington; Fort Hood, Texas; and Camp Gary Owen, Korea. SFC Sample has four combat tours: during Operation Enduring Freedom (2002) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003–2004) with 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry; Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005–2007) with 8th Squadron 10th Cavalry; and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2008–2009) with 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry.
SFC Sample has attended numerous military schools, including the Platoon Leadership and Developmental Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Maneuver Senior Leaders Course, M3A2 Bradley Commanders Certification Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Observer Controller Academy, Squad Designated Marksmanship Course, Small Arms Master Gunner Course, Armorer Course, Air Loaders Course, Javelin Instructors Course, and the Field Sanitation Course.
SFC Sample has served in all positions in a scout platoon, from scout driver to a scout platoon sergeant. SFC Sample’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device (one oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal with “V” device (five oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Good Conduct Medal (third award), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with four campaign stars), War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with number three), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (with number four), Combat Action Badge, Drivers Badge, and the Order of Saint George.
Military Personnel Technician
Donna Rankin is employed as the Human Resources Assistant, YB-02, at U.S. Army ROTC Battalion, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She has worked in this position since 23 April 1973. Prior to her current position she was employed as a clerk-stenographer with the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at IUP from June 1970 to April 1973. Donna and her husband, Robert, have three children, Amos and Andy Rankin, and Alissa, married to Milos (Babe) Sinan, Jr., and three grandchildren, Mariah, Melanie, and Milos.
Mr. Bennett is a native of Bradford , Pennsylvania . He entered the US Army in July 1982 and completed his Basic and Advance Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He has served in various assignments within the United States and around the world. His stateside assignments include Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Lewis, Washington; Fort Polk Louisiana; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Indiana Pennsylvania; Slippery Rock Pennsylvania; and Grand Forks, North Dakota. He has also served in the Federal Republic of Germany on two occasions. Mr. Bennett has attended various military schools to include the Primary Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Course, Advance Noncommissioned Course, Recruiter School, and the Air Assault School.
Mr. Bennett has served in numerous leadership positions in the Armor field to include: Bradley Commander E Troop 2/11 ACR Bad Kissingen Germany; Platoon Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 17 th Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas; Observer Controller, Active Component/Reserve Component, 2nd Regional Training Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington; Operations Sergeant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Operations Sergeant, Slippery Rock University. He is currently assigned as the Supply Technician at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bennett's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster); Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (five oak leaf clusters); National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star); the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with number two); and the Overseas Service Ribbon (with number 2).