Oklahoma State University
Cadets train in classroom and field environments. The focus of training is leader development. Leadership excellence starts with Army ROTC. Training opportunities include High Ropes Course, Engagement Skills Trainer (Weapons/M4 rifle simulator) and Land Navigation to list just a few training events in the Cowboy Battalion.

Cadet Field Training Exercise

Cadets train in classroom and field environments. The focus of training is leader development. Leadership excellence starts with Army ROTC. Training opportunities include High Ropes Course, Engagement Skills Trainer (Weapons/M4 rifle simulator) and Land Navigation to list just a few training events in the Cowboy Battalion.

LTG George P. Hays

Medal of Honor Winner

George P. Hays was born in 1892 in China, where his parents were missionaries.  He spent his youth in El Reno, Oklahoma, graduating from high school there and from Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University now)with a B.S. degree.  He earned a commission early in World War I and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division.  He remained with that division throughout the war, participating in the fighting at Chateau-Thiery,Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.

In the second battle of the Marne, General Hays earned the Nation's highest tribute, the Congressional Medal of Honor.  He personally carried vital messages between front line units and their supporting artillery.  Seven horses were shot from under him.

Between World War I and II, General Hays attended various Army schools including the battery officers course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1921-22; Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1932-34; and Army War College, 1939-40.  Between these schools he served as Assistant PMS&Tat Cornell 1922-26; with the 18th Field Artillery school troops at Fort Sillfrom 1926-30; the 24th Field Artillery, Fort Stotsenberg, Philippine Islands,from 1930-32; the 6th Field Artillery, Ft. Hoyle, Maryland, 1934-36 and as G-4,Sixth Corps Area, From 1936 to 1939.

General Hays organized and commanded the 99th field Artillery, Pack in 1940, remaining in command until 1941, when he went to the Operations Division of the War Department and then to GHQ as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3.  Heserved in that capacity until he joined the 2nd Infantry Division in March 1942 as commanding general of artillery.  While the division was in Northern Ireland training for the invasion of the continent, he was assigned in Italy as temporary artillery commander of the 34th Division in the assault on Cassino.  He then returned to the 2nd Division artillery which landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day plus-one.  He remained with the division through the reduction of Brest and the initial actions against the Siegfried Line, then was assigned to command the 10th Mountain Division, and lead it into action in Italy.

The 10th, the only U.S. mountain division, made up largely of trained mountaineers, skiers and woodsmen, was engaged in some of the heaviest fighting in the Apennines to clear the way for the 5th Army's advance.

With the end of World War II hostilities, the 10th had the task of occupying Trieste and the disputed Venesia-Giulia province.  The division was inactivated November 30, 1945 at Camp Carson, Colorado.

General Hays then commanded the 4th Infantry Division until it too was inactivated at Camp Butner, North Carolina in March 1946.  He then joined the Sixth Army as deputy commander at Ninth Service Command Headquarters. With the in activation of the Service and the transfer of its functions to the Sixth Army, General Hays resumed duty as deputy commander of the Sixth Army.

In September, 1947, General Hays was appointed deputy military governor for Germany.  Three months later, he became commanding general of the Office of Military Government for Germany with station at Berlin.  He was designated Deputy High commissioner for Germany in December, 1949, and in April, 1952, became commander of the U.S. Forces in Austria, with station at Salzburg.

In addition to the Congressional Medal of Honor, General Hays has received the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal.  His foreign decorations include the British Companion of the Bath, the French Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerrewith Palm, the Italian War Cross, and Montenagro's Prince Danilo Medal.

General and Mrs. Hays, the former Miss Glayds Stepto, of London, England, have two children, George J. Hays and Mrs. James H. King.

LTG George P. Hays died in 1974.


He was promoted to First Lieutenant (temporary) March 7, 1918; to First Lieutenant (permanent) April 17, 1919; to Captain (permanent) July 1, 1920; to Major (permanent) August 1, 1935; to Lieutenant Colonel (permanent) August 18, 1940; to Colonel (temporary) December 24, 1941; to Brigadier General(temporary) August 1, 1942; to Major General (temporary) January 3, 1945; to Colonel (permanent) November 1, 1946; to Major General (permanent) April 2, 1948; with date of rank from October 7, 1947; to Lieutenant General (temporary) July 5, 1952.

MG Robert A. Goodbary

Chief of Staff, Oklahoma State University System

After over 30 years of active commissioned service in the United States Army, Major General Goodbary is now the Chief of Staff of the Oklahoma State University System.  He obtained his M.A. degree from Central Michigan University in Public Administration and his B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Accounting and Auditing.  His military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

Prior to employment at OSU, Major General Goodbary held the following positions:  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense/Reserve Affairs, Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation Center and School, Commanding General of the Task Force Victory in Kuwait, and Assistant Division Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Goodbary has led and coordinated activities at the highest levels within the Department of Defense and else where within the Executive branch of the government.  He is well versed in the establishment and implementation of corporate priorities, strategic planning, re-organization or change, and customer/client service.

Major General Goodbary's U.S. Decorations and Badges include:  Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with OakLeaf Cluster), Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster),  Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.

MG Douglas O. Dollar

President, New Forums Press

Major General Dollar was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, on 23 November 1944.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), a Distinguished Military Graduate, on 26 May 1968, and has subsequently served for over 35 years in active and reserve duty in the United States Army.

General Dollar began his military career on active duty and served as Rifle Platoon Leader with Company B, 1/325th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division. While in Viet Nam, he served as Rifle Platoon Leader with Company C, 1/52d Infantry, 23d Infantry (Americal) Division.  He later served as Training Officer of the 5th Special Forces Group.

General Dollar joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1972 as a member of the 1stBrigade, 95th Division (Training).  His numerous assignments with the 95th Division include:

  • Public Affairs Officer, HHC, 1985-1988;
  • Commander, 1st Bn, 379th Reg, 2d Bde (OSUT), 1988-1989;
  • Commander 3d Bn, 378th Reg 2d Bde (OSUT), 1989-1990;
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1990-1993;
  • Brigade Commander, 402d Brigade (FA)(OSUT), 1993-1995;
  • Chief  of Staff, HQ, 1995-1997;
  • Assistant Division Commander, 1997-1999, 2000-2001;
  • Acting Division Commander, 1999-2000;
  • Assistant Division Commander, 2000-2001

He was selected in March 2001 to become Commander of the 80th Division (Institutional Training), with Headquarters in Richmond, VA, effective 14 May2001.

General Dollar's military education includes the Airborne School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, 82d Airborne Division Jumpmaster Course, Ranger School,Special Forces Officer Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Public Affairs Officer Course, Command and General Staff College, Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course and the Army War College.

General Dollar's decorations include the Distinquished Service Medal, Legion ofMerit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters),Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (oakleaf cluster), Army Reserve Component Medal (three oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal (second award), Viet Nam Service Medal (two bronzeservice stars), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (hour-glass device), Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Army Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab and Ranger Tab.

General Dollar is an Oklahoma State University graduate with a BS (Advertising), MS (Mass Communications), and an EdD (Higher Education Administration).  He is President of New Forums Press, Inc., Stillwater, with numerous personal publications to include a history of Oklahoma StateUniversity's alumni.  He serves as the National Executive Director for the National Society of Scabbard & Blade.  He has served twice as President of the Oklahoma Department of the Reserve Officers Association, is Founder and Chair of the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame Board of Directors, and President of the 95th Division Foundation.

General Dollar resides in Stillwater, OK, with his wife Gayla.  They have one son, Rodney, and two daughters, Karen and Katherine.