Oklahoma State University
OSU cadets participate in game day events that include the “Push-Up” Board as well as firing the Cowboy Battalion 75mm Pack Howitzer Cannon “Packy” every time OSU scores a touchdown.

Oklahoma State University mascot “Pistol Pete” at an OSU football game.

OSU cadets participate in game day events that include the “Push-Up” Board as well as firing the Cowboy Battalion 75mm Pack Howitzer Cannon “Packy” every time OSU scores a touchdown.

LTC Troy C. Bucher

Professor of Military Science
M.F.A., Seton Hill University
B.A., Cameron University

Lieutenant Colonel Bucher enlisted in the US Army in 1989 and was commissioned as an Air Defense Officer through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1998. Over his career, he has been heavily involved in officer education and training, from pre-commissioning training at OCS to Battalion XO for ADA BOLC and CCC. He also spent three years in Ankara, Turkey, educating officers from Allied and Partnership for Peace nations on anti-terrorism and convoy security procedures. He was assigned as the PMS for Oklahoma State University in May of 2015.

MAJ Jason A. Thomas

Assistant Professor of Military Science
M.A. Webster University
B.S. Central Missouri State University

Major Thomas received an ROTC commission from Wentworth Military Academy in 1995 and reported to active duty in 1997, whereupon he attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course in Fort Benning Georgia. In 2002 he attended the Military Intelligence Officers Transition Course and has subsequently worked in several Military Intelligence assignments. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, and in July 2015 he reported to Oklahoma State University to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science.

MSG William S. Fleck

Senior Military Instructor

MSG Fleck enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1991 and in the US Army in 1999. He has served in multiple leadership and training assignments. He was assigned as the SMI for Oklahoma State University in September of 2013.

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS
Reconnaissance Marine, B Company, 3rd Reconnaissance BN, 3rd ID, Okinawa, Japan
Reconnaissance Marine, 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, 2nd SRIG, 2nd MARDIV, Camp Lejeune
LRS Team Leader, Long Range Surveillance Detachment, 101st ABN DIV, Ft. Campbell
Ranger Instructor, 4th Ranger Training BN, Ft. Benning
Platoon Sergeant, A Company, 1-187 Infantry BDE, Ft. Campbell
Scout Platoon Sergeant, 1-187 Infantry BDE, Ft. Campbell
Asst Operations Sergeant, 1-187 Infantry BDE, Ft. Campbell
1st Sergeant, A Company, 1-187 Infantry BDE, Ft. Campbell