Claremont McKenna College
General William H. Simpson served as the Professor of Military Science at Pomona College from 1932-36. A decorated veteran of WWI when he arrived to instruct Cadets, he went on to serve in WWII as the commander of the US 9th Army. Like then-Major Simpson, our current cadre brings a wealth of practical experience from the battlefield to the classroom.

Major History

General William H. Simpson served as the Professor of Military Science at Pomona College from 1932-36. A decorated veteran of WWI when he arrived to instruct Cadets, he went on to serve in WWII as the commander of the US 9th Army. Like then-Major Simpson, our current cadre brings a wealth of practical experience from the battlefield to the classroom.

LTC Daniel Hayden

PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel (Dan) Hayden joined the Claremont McKenna College (CMC) Army ROTC program as its Professor of Military Science (PMS) and Department Chair for CMC's Department of Military Science and Leadership in August 2020. In this position, he responsible for overseeing the Military Science and Leadership curriculum and training for over 180 Army ROTC cadets across six campuses throughout the Inland Empire.

Lt. Col. Hayden previously served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the Deputy Commander of their Chicago District where he assisted the Commander in water resources development in the greater Chicago metropolitan area and throughout northwest Indiana. Prior to his assignment in Chicago, Lt. Col. Hayden was the Chief of Accessions Division in the Department of Military Instruction at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

He is a U. S. Army Engineer officer who has served in a variety of command and staff positions from platoon leader to battalion executive officer. Lt. Col. Hayden completed six combat deployments throughout his career having served twice in Iraq and four times in Afghanistan with duties ranging from facilities engineer to battalion operations officer.

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, he received his commission through the ROTC program at the University of Massachusetts­Amherst with a degree in Political Science. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics from the Missouri University of Science&Technology and a Masters of Military Art and Science in Military History degree from the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Lt. Col. Hayden’s awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Sapper Tab.

He is married to Holly and they have four incredible children, Abigail, Bridget, Hannah, and Billy.

CPT Roddy Nguyen

XO/S3

MSG Joseph Barcus

Senior Military Science Instructor

Mr. Aaron Montes

MS3 Instructor

Mr. Romel Uganiza

MS3 Instructor

CPT Jesus Rivera

Assistant Professor of Military Science- Claremont McKenna College OIC

SSG Victor Carter

Military Science Instructor- Claremont McKenna College NCOIC

CPT Tadamine Kitaguchi

Assistant Professor of Military Science- Cal Poly Pomona OIC

SFC Jose Zarate

Military Science Instructor- Cal Poly Pomona NCOIC

CPT Victor Wheeler

Assistant Professor of Military Science- Azusa Pacific OIC

SFC Zackary Conklin

Military Science Instructor- Azusa Pacific NCOIC

1LT Michael Aldas

Assistant Recruiting Operations Officer

CPT Philipe Vazquez

Assistant Professor of Military Science- California State University San Bernardino

MSG Steve Garcia

Military Science Instructor- California State University San Bernardino

CPT Cole Quesnell

Assistant Professor of Military Science- Cal Baptist University OIC

SFC Luis Perez

Military Science Instructor- Cal Baptist University NCOIC

Mr Michael Lee

Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Al Sharpe

MILITARY SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR

1LT Pauline Ovalle

Assistant Recruiting Operations Officer

SSG Cornelius Deloatch

Military Science Instructor- UC Riverside

Mr. Fernando Ravega

Supply Technician

Mr. Lawrence Daniels

Human Resources Assistant

Mr. Osvaldo Maysonet

Human Resources Assistant

Ms. Theresa Wimbley

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Celia Reyes

Human Resources Assistant