Eastern Michigan University


Professor of Military Science

Master Sergeant Edwin Carter Sizer, Jr.

Senior Military Instructor

Master Sergeant Edwin Carter Sizer, Jr. was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He enlisted in the United States Army for active duty service in January of 1996. He reported to Fort Sill, OK to engage in One Station Unit Training where he earned his Primary MOS as a 13B Cannon Crewmember.

Master Sergeant Sizer has served in various enlisted leader position with the Field Artillery community from Gunner through Battery First Sergeant. His assignments include the Republic of South Korea, Fort Bragg NC, Fort Dix NJ, New Cumberland PA and three combat tours. Master Sergeant Sizer is currently serving as the Senior Military Science Instructor at the Eastern Michigan University ROTC department.

Master Sergeant Sizer has graduated from the following schools; Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant and Company Commanders Course, Counterinsurgency Leaders Course, Air Assault Course, Army Airborne Course, Observer Controller­ Trainer Academy, Unit Mobilization & Deployment Plans Course.

His awards and decorations include; The prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy award, The Official Order of Saint Barbra’s Field Artillery Award, Bronze Star Medal(1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Campaign Award, Meritorious Unit Campaign Award (1 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award (1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars),Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (5th Award), NATO Medal (1OLC), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Driver Badge (Wheel), Expert Driver Badge(Track). Master Sergeant Sizer has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Columbia Southern University.

Mr. Jesse Cox

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Mr. Jesse Cox is the primary instructor for third year Army ROTC students, and in 2010, Mr. Cox was selected as Army ROTC "Instructor of the Year" (Midwest Region).

Assignments included:
November 1984 - Enlisted in the U.S. Army. Basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
1985 - Attended Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
1986-1989 - Assigned to Fulda, Germany (11th ACR) as an Aviation Branch Warrant Officer (Cavalry Aeroscout).
1990 Attended Officer Candidate School (OCS), Fort Benning, Georgia (Fall 1990).
1991-1995 - Assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (1/17 CAV).
1996-1998 10th Mountain Division (Commander of C Troop, 3-17 Cavalry, D Troop 3-17 Cavalry).
1998-2001 Chief of Cavalry instruction Fort Knox, KY (CLC).
2005 Retired from active duty service in the rank of Major (Regular Army)
2001-Present - Assistant Professor of Military Science at Eastern Michigan University.

MAJ Colleen Vermueulen

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Major Colleen R. Vermeulen was born and raised in Piscataway, New Jersey. In 2004, she graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers.

As a lieutenant she served as a Platoon Leader, Assistant S-3, and Company Executive Officer in the 30th Engineer Battalion (Topographic) and 37th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Airborne) at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006. As a Captain, she served as 53 Plans Officer of the 20th Engineer Brigade (Airborne) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 and commanded the 100th Engineer Company (Geospatial) based out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

In Fall of 2010, she left active duty to begin graduate school at the University of Notre Dame, and began service in the US Army Reserves with the 4-413th Regiment (Senior ROTC), supporting the Army ROTC program at the University of Notre Dame. In 2013 she graduated with a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame, and moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan, continuing service with the 4-413th Rgt. at Eastern Michigan University.

Major Vermeulen's military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Basic Airborne Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Engineer Captain's Career Course, and the National Geospatiai-Intelligence Agency (NGA)'s Topographic Operations Management Course and Senior Geospatial Leader's Course. She is currently completing Intermediate Level Education (ILE).

As a civilian, Major Vermeulen serves in Catholic ministry, teaching theology to lay ministers, deacons, and ministerial volunteers. She is currently completing final research for a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, Luke, have one son, Peter.

Captain Reen Moon

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Total Years of Service: 16

Civilian Education:
B.S. Public Administration, Eastern Michigan University (2005)
Military Education:
Logistics Captains Career Course (2010)
Military Police Officer Basic Course (2005)
Eastern Michigan Univ. Reserve Officer Training Course (2005)
Leadership Development Assessment Course (2004)
Crash-Fire-Rescue/Firefighter 1 course (2002)
One Station Unit Training Armor Course (1997)
Decorations, Service Medals & Badges:
Bronze Star Medal
Combat Action Badge
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (5)
Army Service Ribbon
National Defense Ribbon
Global War On Terrorism Ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal
Overseas Ribbon (3)
Korean Service Ribbon
Army Good Conduct Medal
NATO Medal (Kosovo)
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Broadsword Ribbon
National Guard Good Conduct Medal


Assistant Professor of Military Science

Sergeant First Class Edwin Maus

Assistant Professor of Military Science

SFC Maus is from Warren, OH. SFC Maus enlisted in Dec 1993 and performed duties as an Artilleryman. SFC Maus has been deployed four times to include two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom, one tour in Bosnia, and one tour in Kosovo. Additionally, SFC Maus earned numerous recognition and decorations for his service. Additionally SFC Maus is married to Candi Maus. They have three children.

Military duty assignments included:
1993-1995, Ft. Hood, TX (First duty assignment, Army Boxing Team)
1995-1998, Giessen, Germany (Fire Control Specialist)
1998-2006, Ft. Drum, NY (Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, Observer Controller)
2006-2009, Ft. Carson, CO (BN Fire Control Sergeant)
2009-2013, Ft. Riley, KS (A Battery 1/5th FA, 1SG)
2013-Present Ypsilanti, MI (Eastern Michigan University Military Science Instructor)

Mr. Philip Parrish

Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Parrish is from Detroit, MI. Mr. Parrish enlisted in the US Army after high school. As enlisted, he worked as a radio/telecommunications specialist. Mr. Parrish graduated and commissioned from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree, earning a multi-engine commercial pilots license. Mr. Parrish branched Field Artillery on active duty and deployed multiple times during OIF. Mr. Parrish retired as a Major, served as a JROTC instructor, and Assistant Professor of Military Science at Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Parrish is married to former Heather Nicholson, and they have two daughters.

Military duty assignments included:
Sep 1987, Enlisted in US Army, Basic Training, Ft Jackson, SC
1988-1992, Berlin, Germany (Signal Support Company/HHC Berlin BDE, first duty assignment)
1992-1993, Ft. Lewis, Washington (HHT 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, unit moved to Ft. Polk)
1993-1994, Ft. Polk, Louisiana, (HHT 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment)
1994-1998, Ansbach, Germany (Battery Communications Chief, F/6-52 ADA)
2000-2004, Ft. Hood, TX (Firing Platoon Leader, 2/20 FA, 4th Infantry Division Artillery)
2004-2008, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma (Commander, H/26 Target Acquisition Battery, 214th Fires BDE)
2008-2010, Ft. Knox, Kentucky (Battalion S3, 410th FA, 4th CAV BDE, final duty station, Retired)
2010-2012, Detroit, MI (Senior Army Instructor, JROTC, Northwestern High School)
2012-Present, Ypsilanti, MI (Assistant Professor of Military Science / Recruiting Operations Officer, Eastern Michigan University).


Assistant Professor of Military Science

Sergeant First Class Michael Hoye

Military Science Instructor

SFC Hoye is from Canton, Mississippi. SFC Hoye has been on Active and Reserve Duty assignments for over 30 years. His occupational specialty is Health Care / Physical Therapy. As an Army Reservist, SFC Hoye spent most of his military career as an Army reservist in the state of Michigan. While in the Army Reserves, SFC Hoye deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been decorated while mobilized, and throughout his military career. Additionally, SFC Hoye is married to Yolanda Hoye; they have five daughters, and four grandchildren.

Sergeant First Class Edwin Wilder

National Guard Liaison

SFC Wilder has 16 years military experience. Served in the United States Marine Corps, and US Army Reserves. His Active Duty Army assignments include service in the Virginia National Guard, and North Carolina National Guard. SFC Wilder is currently serving the Michigan Army National Guard. Additionally, SFC Wilder is currently a "Master Badge" recruiting and retention NCO.

Mrs. Claudia Cullin

Department Secretary

I have worked for the university since March 2006, starting in the department of HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY where I spent nearly 5 years. In July 2010 I joined the department of military science and leadership as their senior secretary.

Janice Mitchell

Human Resources Technician

Work Experience:
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marines 1979-1985
Admin Tech: SEP 85 - JUL 01 (Veteran's Hospital)
Military Processing Clerk: Jun 01- Jun 03 (Detroit MEPS)
Secretary: Jun 03 - Mar 05 (Detroit MEPS)
HRA: Mar 05- Present (Eastern Michigan University)

Bachelor's Degree 1990 Wayne State University

Manda Osborn

Human Resources Technician

Ms. Manda Osborn is originally from Saginaw, Michigan. Ms. Osborn enlisted into the Army Reserve in the fall of 2000 as a Transportation Operator. In December 2003 she mobilized and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was stationed in Mosul, Iraq from 2004-2005, over her 12 years of service she received several recognition and achievement awards and honorably separated from service in 2012. Ms. Osborn began her Department of the Army Civilian career as a Dual Status Military Technician for the Army Reserve and served as a Unit Admin Tech, Unit Administrator and Staff Administrative Technician. In 2012, Ms. Osborn transferred to Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Military Science as a Human Resources Technician.

Mrs. Kathy Miller

Supply Technician

Ms. Kathy Miller is from Jeneva, OH. Kathy served in the Ohio, Missouri, and Michigan Air National guard for 30 years. While in the National Guard Kathy deployed multiple times receiving recognition and multiple achievement awards. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in Science from Eastern Michigan University. Additionally Kathy has been a government employee for 16 years. Kathy is married to Philip Miller. They have 5 children two daughters, and three sons, and two grandchildren.