Central Michigan University

Lieutenant Colonel Greg R. Thayer

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Greg R. Thayer joined Central Michigan University in Spring 2011 as the Chair of the Military Science Department. Prior to arriving at Central Michigan University, LTC Thayer served as a Battalion Executive Officer in the 166th Aviation Brigade. LTC Thayer was stationed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2008-2009) where he served as the Senior Logistics Advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. In 2007 he attended the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. During OIF I LTC Thayer deployed as a Brigade Logistics Officer for the Ready First Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. During OIF III, LTC Thayer served as an Iraqi Army Advisor with the Iraqi Army's 2nd Motorized Transportation Regiment.

Originally from Michigan, LTC Thayer's civilian education includes double majors in Geography (B.S.) and Criminal Justice (B.A.), from Western Michigan University and a Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Response and Disaster Management from Touro University. Lieutenant Colonel Thayer was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 1995. LTC Thayer's awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Senior Parachutists' Badge, and the Bronze Star Medal.

Master Sergeant Darrell E. Bailey

Senior Military Instructor

Master Sergeant Darrell Bailey comes to Central Michigan University ROTC from the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. He served as the Brigade Fires and Effects Control Cell Operations NCO for the 1st Brigade Combat Team who recently returned in March 2011 from conducting operations in Northern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sergeant Bailey has over 24 years of military service, he entered the army in Memphis, Tennessee and attended Basic and advanced training at Ft Sill OK. Master Sergeant Bailey's previous duty stations include Ft Bliss, TX, Camp Casey, Korea, Seattle Recruting Battalion, Seattle, Washington, Ft Sill, Oklahoma, Camp Shelby, Mississippi and Ft Drum, New York. He has also participated in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII, IX, and XII.

Captain Justin T. Adcock

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Justin T. Adcock is a native of Hiawatha, Kansas. He graduated from the Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in History in 2003 and received his commission through the Officer Candidate School (OCS). He was branched into the Adjutant Generals Corps. Captain Adcock currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Central Michigan University ROTC. His prior assignment was as the Brigade Adjutant for 1st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas. His other previous assignments were as the Human Resources Officer (S1) for the Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade and for the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Captain Adcock deployed with each of these units in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Major Jake Cornett

Assistant Professor

MAJ Cornett was commissioned through OCS in 1999. After completing the Field Artillery Basic Course, his first duty assignment was as a Fire Support Officer with 1-7 CAV Fort Hood, Texas. Additional duties while at Fort Hood included HQ Battery Executive Officer and Platoon Leader with 1-21FA (MLRS)

In 2003, He was assigned to the 1st Armored Division Headquarters were he served as the Division Battle Captain during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF-I). Upon his return from Iraq, he was assigned to 4-27FA where he served as the Fire Support Officer with 1-6IN, 2BDE, in Baumholder, Germany. In 2005, Major Cornett deployed with 4-27FA during (OIF-II) where he served as the Battalion Maintenance Officer.

Major Cornett later deployed with 1st BDE, 3rd Infantry Division (OIF-III) where he served as an Operations Advisor for a stability transition team. After completing Intermediate Level Education (ILE), Major Cornett was assigned to the 1st Armored Division Fires Cell Fort Bliss, TX. Major Cornett was responsible for the coordination and execution of logistical and administrative support for the Division Command Post.

Prior to his commission, Major Cornett served as a Military Policeman from 1994-1999, serving in 785th MP Battalion Fort Carson, Colorado. His next duty station was in Vicenza, Italy (Caserma Ederle) where he was with the 13th MP Company.

Major Cornett's education includes a BS in General Studies from Excelsior College New York, and a Masters in Business from Webster University, St Louis, MO. Major Cornett is also a graduate of Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth, KS. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2nd OLC), Overseas Ribbon with numeral 6, Army Good Conduct Medal, and NCO Professional Development Ribbon.

Master Sergeant Dorman

Senior Military Instructor

MSG Matthew Dorman hails from Sunbury, Pennsylvania and joined the Army on 4 May 1995. He completed BCT at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and AIT at Fort Sill, OK as a 13M, Field Artillery Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) Crewmember. MSG Dorman's assignments include Fort Sill (1-77th FA), Korea (C 6-37th FA), Fort Bragg (C 3-27 FAR and XVIII ABN Corps NCOA), Korea (B 1-38th FA), Fort Bragg (A, C, and HHB 3-27 FAR), Fort Sill (1-14 FAR, 2-4 FAR, HQ Detachment 214th Fires Brigade, and HHB 428th Field Artillery Brigade). He has served three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

MSG Dorman's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (10th Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award), Egyptian, Jordanian, Chilean and German parachutist badges, and the Master Parachutist Badge. MSG Dorman is also a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara's Medal and a member of the Fort Sill Chapter of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

SFC Shawn Fries

National Guard ROTC Liaison

SFC Shawn Fries is a Michigan Army National Guard ROTC Liaison NCO at CMU, with 15 years of service in the Michigan Army National Guard. His home town is Greenville Michigan. He has graduated from the following schools. BCT at Ft. Knox KY, AIT at Aberdeen Proving Grounds as a Small Arms specialist. Attended Recruiting and Retention school in 2003. He was honor graduate of PLDC, BNOC PH I and II, 11B (Infantry) reclassification school, and Army Basic Instructor School.

During his career he earned the following awards: 4 Army Commendations, 4 Army Achievement, 1 Legion of Merit, and Master Recruiting Barge. Assignment history: various positions throughout the state of Michigan, most recently as the MS I Instructor and ROTC Liaison NCO at Ferris State University ROTC. SFC Fries has been married to his wife Molly for 10 yrs, and has 2 daughters, Skyler and Cooper.

Ms. Kim M. Bailey

University Secretary

Kim Bailey began working in the Military Science Department Office on August 1, 2007. She has worked in various offices at CMU since 1989. She is married to Bruce and they have three children and four grandchildren. Kim enjoys, crafts, traveling, spending time with family and being at their cottage at Higgins Lake.

Ms. Mary P. Brewer

Human Resources Administrator

As a career military spouse, Mary has traveled to many different places and served in a number of different positions. Her civil service career began in 1989 as a Budget Assistant for the Department of Engineering and Housing, New York Area Command Budget Office, Ft. Dix, NJ until June of 1990. After moving to Mt. Pleasant, MI in the summer of 1995, she began the duties of a GS-7, Human Resource Technician at Central Michigan University Army ROTC Program. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Business Administration. Her civil services awards include a Commanders Award for Civil Service, Special Act/Service Award, various on-the-spot cash awards, and quality step increases.

Mr. Kevin Babcock

Recruiting Operations Officer

Kevin Babcock is the Recruiting Operations Officer for Central Michigan University's Army ROTC Program, assuming this position on December 16, 2013. Kevin is a graduate of Spring Arbor University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Organizational Development. He retired a Major with the Michigan Army National Guard on September 30, 2013 after serving 34 years of Active / Army National Guard experiences, of which 22 ½ years was active guard reserve duty. His duty experiences are: Ordnance and Logistics Officer with duties at Ft Campbell, KY, and numerous locations with the Michigan Army National Guard as Ordnance Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Camp Grayling Range Operations Officer, Battalion and Bridge level S3 Operations Officer, Brigade Maintenance Officer, Associate Professor of Military Science with Ferris State University, Michigan Army National Guard State Officer Strength manager, Washington D.C. Pentagon Special Projects, Latvia and Kaiserslautern Germany.