Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn Tirado

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Tirado was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Puerto Rico’s ROTC Program and earned her commission in 1986. Her first assignment was as Executive Officer of the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Greyly, Alaska. In 1988 she was assigned to the 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, where she served as Chief, Administrative Services Branch and Chief and Personnel Actions Branch. She was later reassigned to the Dallas Military Entrance Processing Station where she served from 1990 to 1993 as Administrative Officer and Operations Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Tirado was next assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, first as Company Commander for Headquarters and A Company, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, and later as the Battalion’s Operations Officer. In August 1996 she began a two-year assignment with the Houston U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, serving first as the Administrative Officer and next as the Battalion Executive Officer. She was assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where she served as Deputy Personnel Officer for III Corps Artillery and as the Installation Adjutant General. She served as Chief, Plans and Operations for the Army Casualty and Memorial Affairs Division from July 2000 to July 2002. Prior to assuming command of the Texas A&M,Kingsville ROTC Battalion in August 2005 she served as joint services Commanderof the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station in Atlanta, Georgia. Her professional military education includes the Adjutant General Officer and Advanced Courses, the Postal Supervisor Course, Personnel Management Staff Officer Course, and the Command and General Staff College. Lieutenant Colonel Tirado earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Puerto Rico in 1986 and a Master of Science Degree in Administration in 1992 from Central Michigan University. Lieutenant Colonel Tirado’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and various other service and unit awards.

Master Sergeant Tyrone Spratt

Senior Military Instructor - Battalion Sergeants Major

MSG Tyrone Spratt enlisted in the United States Army in July of 1986. In Chicago IL, he attended One Station unit training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Upon completion he was awarded the MOS 13B Cannoneer. His previous assignments include 2nd Infantry Division Korea 1/15th Field Artillery Bravo Battery 1SG, 7th Army Training Center Grafenwoher Germany Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) Senior instructor and Operations Sergeant, 2nd Infantry Division 2/17th FA Alpha Battery Platoon Sergeant, USAFATC Fort Sill,Ok E Battery 1/19FA Senior Drill Sergeant and D 1/19 FA Platoon Sergeant, 7th Infantry DivisionFort Ord, Calif A Company 67th General Support Brigade operations sergeant, CBattery 6th Bn 8th Field Artillery Section Chief and Gunner. His first tour ofduty was with the 2nd Armored Division Forward Garlstedt, Germany 4/3rd FA as a Field Artillery Cannoneer. His military education includes the School of CadetCommand Course, Faculty development Course, 1SG Course, Battle Staff Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Instructor Course, Air Assault Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Field Sanitation Course, Leaders Management Course, Paladin Howitzer Commanders Course. MSG Spratt awards include the Meritorious Service medal 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal 4th Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal 6th Award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO professional development Ribbon Bronze Arabic Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon Bronze Arabic Numeral 4, Drill Sergeant Badge, Air Assault Badge, Wheel and Track drivers Badge. MSG Spratt is an Inducted Member of the prestigious “Sergeant Audie Murphy Club”, and an honorary member of the “Sergeant Morales Club”. V Corps Distinguished Leader, Fort Sill Post NCO of the 3rd Quarter runner up, Field Artillery Training center NCO of the 3rd Quarter and the 7 Infantry Division Light Divarty NCO of the 2nd Quarter. He is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Chicago IL, and has attained an Associate Degree from Vincennes University in Science and plans on completing his Bachelors degree.

Sergeant First Class Anthony Bell

Military Science Instructor

SFC Anthony Bell enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1988. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as a Rifleman, M60 Machine Gunner and a Fire Team Leader. In 1992, SFC Bell was assigned to 3-12Infantry, 1st Armored Division in Baumholder Germany. He was assigned as aGunner for a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and served as an Infantry Squad Leader. In 1995, he was reassigned to the Force XXI Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas, where he participated in the testing of new military equipment for the Army. He was assigned 2-8 Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, where he served as a Squad Leader, Section Leader and Battalion Equal Opportunity Representative. In 1997 he was inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. In August of1999, SFC Bell was chosen by the Department of the Army to serve as the Operations Sergeant for G3 Plans, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. While serving in this capacity he managed the Active Components and Reserve Components out of Fort Stewart, Fort Bragg, and Fort Jackson. He was selected to serve as Information Management Officer for G3 and the Force Protection NCOIC for Fort Riley, Kansas. Concurrently, SFC Bell attended Barton County Community College where he received an Associates Degree in General Studies. SFC Bell was selected to organize and instruct the first Battle Staff Course at Fort Riley in June of '02. In may of 2003, he was reassigned to 1-16 Infantry, 1st Infantry Division where he served as Platoon Sergeant for two years. His deployments include 8 rotations to the National Training Center, 2 rotations to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Desert Shield / Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. SFC Bell is a graduate of Airborne School, Master Fitness Course, Battle Staff, Microsoft Administrations Course, Equal Opportunity Course, and the Primary Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer's Courses. SFC Bell's awards and decorations include: the Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, German Parachutist Badge, French Commando Badge, Bronze Star with V Device, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC),Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal 5th Awd, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal (Expeditionary), Global War on Terrorism Medal (Service), NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon,Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait), and the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation award.