Austin Peay State University
During field training exercises, Cadets have the opportunity to put into practice the skills that they have learned in the classroom and during the labs. A good deal of what the Cadets learn, they learn from each other; it’s truly a team effort where everyone contributes to the development of the group.

Cadets work together to formulate a plan.

During field training exercises, Cadets have the opportunity to put into practice the skills that they have learned in the classroom and during the labs. A good deal of what the Cadets learn, they learn from each other; it’s truly a team effort where everyone contributes to the development of the group.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gordon

Professor of Military Science

B.S. - United States Military Academy, 1993
M.P.A. - John Jay College, 2005
Branch: Infantry
Major: Military Art and Science

LTC Gordon was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1993. He has spent 12 years in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan. LTC Gordon has been with the Governors Guard Battalion since May 2011.

Mr. Greg Lane

Assistant Professor of Military Science

B.A. - The Citadel, 1981
M.A. - Austin Peay State University, 1995
Branch: Infantry
Major: History

Mr. Lane is the Battalion Executive Officer and MS IV Instructor.  He was commissioned as Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1981.  He has served in a variety of Active Duty and Reserve command and staff positions at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Korea, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Lane has been with the Governors Guard Battalion since June 2000.

Captain Buck

Recruiting Operations Officer

BBA – University of Kentucky, 2003
Branch:
Aviation
Major:
Business Administration

CPT Buck is the Battalion Recruiting Operations Officer. She was commissioned as a Lieutenant in Aviation in 2003. She has served in a variety of Active Duty positions, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. CPT Buck has been with the Governors Guard Battalion since March 2010.

Sergeant First Class Voegele

National Guard Liaison

SFC Voegele is the National Guard liaison. He enlisted in 1994 into the Infantry. He has held numerous leadership positions including Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant, and deployed once to Afghanistan as an Embedded Training Team member with the Afghan Army. SFC Voegele has been with the Governors Guard Battalion since May 2008.

Mr. Johnson

Supply Technician

Mr. Johnson is the Battalion Supply Technician.  He supports the logistics for all training events.  He enlisted in 1997 and served until February 2006.  He served with the 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment.  Mr. Johnson had been with the Governors Guard Battalion since October 2002.  

Ms. Weddington

Human Resource Assistant

Ms. Weddington is a Human Resource Assistant has been a part of the Governors Guard Battalion since September 1993.

Kristen Sperling

Administrative Assistant

Dept of Military Science

Kristen Sperling is the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Military Science. She graduated from Flagler College in 2007. She has been a part of the Governors Guard Battalion since April 2011.