University of Michigan

LTC ALLANA J. BRYANT

PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Lieutenant Colonel Allana Bryant was commissioned in 1993 from the United States Military Academy at West Point as an Adjutant General Officer.  Her first assignment was as the S1 at the 30th AG Reception Battalion at Fort Benning, GA, where she was selected as an instructor/shooter at the United States Army Marksmanship Unit on the International Rifle Team.  While there, she competed in many National- and World-level events, including the 1996 Olympic Trials.  

LTC Bryant then went overseas to Augsburg and later Darmstadt, Germany to be the S1 for the 66th Military Intelligence Group. Her next assignment was as the S1 and S4 for the Southern California Recruiting Battalion in Mission Viejo, CA.  In 2002, she was selected as a Company Commander for Charlie Company, 120th AG Reception Battalion, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  After completion of command, she was assigned as the S3 for the 120th AG Reception Battalion.  From there she was deployed to Central Command Headquarters in Tampa, FL in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as the Strength Manager for the Coalition Coordination Center, J5.  

LTC Bryant then served as the Senior Instructor for the Adjutant General Captains' Career Course.  In 2005 she attended the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS.  After graduation, LTC Bryant was selected to command the Beckley, WV Military Entrance Processing Station.  She spent 3 years in command before volunteering to deploy to Kuwait as the director, 52nd Theater Gateway, from Fort Eustis, VA.   Her plans to deploy changed when Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in January 2010.  7th Sustainment Brigade deployed several logistics support elements to the relief effort, and 

LTC Bryant was entrusted with caring for a battalion of soldiers as the Acting Commander of the 7th Special Troops Battalion, and later as the S1 and Deputy Commander of the 7th Sustainment Brigade.  LTC Bryant was assigned in January 2011 to Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, as the Director of the Human Capital Enterprise Coordination Cell.  LTC Bryant is currently serving as the Professor of Military Science for the Wolverine Battalion at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

MSG NICK LACHANCE

SENIOR MILITARY INSTRUCTOR

Master Sergeant Nicholas T. LaChance is the Senior Military Science Instructor for the University of Michigan’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.

Master Sergeant LaChance enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard in September 1995 and entered basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He Transferred to the U.S. Army on Active Duty Status on 28 May 1996.

Master Sergeant LaChance’s assignments include: Radio Telephone Operator, Driver, Forward Observer and Squad Leader in 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment (On Time), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Striker Team Chief, Striker Squad Leader,  Striker Platoon Squad Leader and Striker Platoon Sergeant in the Delta Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Aviation Fire Support Sergeant in the 1st Battalion (Gunfighters), 2nd Aviation Regiment, Camp Page, South Korea; Platoon Sergeant, Targeting NCO, Fire Support NCO in the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (GarryOwen), 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Brigade Fire Support NCO, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, GA; Recruiter in the Mount Clemens Recruiting Company, Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, 3rd Brigade, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Brigade Fires and Effects Coordination Cell Operations NCO, 3rd Brigade (Duke), 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, KY.

Master Sergeant LaChance deployed in support of the following: Cobra Gold (Thailand); Tandem Thrust, Orient Shield and Northern Edge (Japan); Intrinsic Action (Kuwait); Operation Iraqi Freedom III and V (Iraq); Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); Multiple rotations to Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Numerous Rotations to the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) and National Training Center (NTC). JRTC Joint Readiness Training Center (Fort Polk, LA, USA), NTC National Training Center, NTC National Telecommunications Commission, NTC National Transport Commission (Australia), NTC Negative Temperature Coefficient, NTC Naval Training Center

Master Sergeant LaChance has attended numerous military schools and training programs to include: Air Assault School; Airborne School; Life Guard School; Combat Life Savers Course; Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) Course; Joint Fire Power Controller Course; Graduate of Recruiting and Retention School; Primary Leaders Development Course; Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Combative Level I & II  Course; Rappel Certification Course; Pre-Command Course (PCC); Instructor Training Course (ITC).

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal, 7 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal, 4 Knots; National Defense Service Medal, 1 Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal, 2 Stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, 1 Star; NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Numeral 3; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, Numeral 4; NATO Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault badge; Gold Recruiting Badge, 3 Sapphires; Army Recruiting Ring; Drivers Badge, Wheeled; Combat Action Badge and the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara.

MAJ ALEX R. GARN

APMS, BATTALION EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Major Alex R. Garn was commissioned in 2001 from West Point as an infantry officer. He began his military service at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in 2-27 IN Wolfhound Battalion where he led 3rd platoon as light infantry platoon leader. In 2003, he was hired by 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Savannah, Georgia as a Ranger Rifle Platoon leader and Executive officer.  After the Infantry Captains' Career Course, he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas with 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division where he served as an assistant operations officer and Mechanized Infantry Company Commander.  

Major Garn was again selected to serve in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as an assistant operations officer and Ranger Company Commander for Bravo Company. Over the course of his 10 year military career he has deployed on four different rotations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and five rotations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for a total of nine combat deployments. Major Garn currently is an APMS and Battalion Executive Officer for the Wolverine Battalion.

MR. WAYNE DOYLE

APMS, OPERATIONS OFFICER

Wayne Doyle is an Assistant Professor of Military Science. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and has a master's degree in Military Studies from American Military University. He has served as a Field Artillery officer and as a Civil Affairs officer in assignments in Germany, Kosovo, Iraq and in the US. Mr. Doyle is the Battalion Operations Officer and teaches the Junior Cadets (MSIII) at the University of Michigan  Ann Arbor campus.

MR. DOUGLAS DANKWORTH

APMS, MSII INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Doug Dankworth is a 1984 Distinguished Military Graduate from the Ohio State University. He has a master’s degree of education from the University of Louisville. He has more than 30 years combined military experience in Armor and as a Public Affairs Officer on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. He deployed to Bosnia in 2000 and to Kuwait in 2005. He currently is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, billeted as an instructor at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade. MD. He currently teaches the sophomore Cadets(MSII) at the Ann Arbor, MI Campus.

MR. PHILIP STEVENSON

SMI, ASSISTANT RECRUITING OPERATIONS OFFICER

Mr. Phil Stevenson is a Military Instructor who teaches the freshman Cadets at the Ann Arbor, MI campus. He also assists in recruiting and retention operations.  He retired as a Sergeant First Class with 22 plus years of Army Active duty service. Mr. Stevenson spent his last 15 years of Army life in the Recruiting Command of which he was a Recruiter, Station Commander, and Team First Sergeant of an Army Medical Recruiting Team at the Great Lakes Medical Recruiting Center. He retired in 2007 and ever since working for the U of M Army ROTC.

CPT PARK

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Captain Albert Park was commissioned in 2005 from California State University, Fullerton as a Quartermaster Officer. His first assignment was with the Special Troops Battalion V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany as the Battalion S4 and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom IV in Baghdad, Iraq from Jan-Dec 2006 as the Headquarters Commandant OIC of the Multi-National Corps and Multi-National Force-Iraq. Upon redeploying, Captain Park was assigned to the 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany serving as the Company Executive Officer of Alpha Company, 173d Brigade Support Battalion. Captain Park then deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom VIII in Jalalabad and Korengal Valley, Afghanistan from May 2007-Aug 2008.

Captain Park's next assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division where he commanded Bravo Company, 407th Brigade Support Battalion of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Falcons). In 2010, Captain Park deployed his company to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, providing humanitarian aid and support amidst the earthquake torn country. After 18-months of command, Captain Park served as the Brigade Budget Officer, where after a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn II in ar Ramadi, Iraq from May - November 2011. After OND, Captain Park finished his time in the 82nd as the Brigade Assistant S4. CPT Park is currently an Assistant Professor of Military Science, the Operations and Executive Officer for the Wolverine Battalion at the University of Michigan.

Captain Park's schools include the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Sling Load Inspectors Certification Course, Basic Airborne Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Army Combatives Level I, Rappel Certification Course, and the Instructors Training Course. His awards include the Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the German Parachutist Badge.

CPT CHARLES A. CARUANA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Captain Charles A. Caruana is an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Wayne State University.  He is a graduate of Troy University, holds a Master’s Degree from Ashford University, and is currently working on his PhD from Capella University in Training and Performance Improvement.  He is a Military Police Officer that has deployed with the Michigan Army National Guard to Germany, Cuba and Iraq.  CPT Caruana is currently the Headquarters Commander of the 177th Regiment (RTI) located in Fort Custer, Mi. CPT Caruana currently teaches the freshman, sophomore, and junior Cadets at Wayne State University.

MRS. KRISTINE PETERMAN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Mrs. Peterman currently teaches the freshman, sophomore, and junior Cadets at Wayne State University.

MR. RICHARD DETOY

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT

Mr. Richard DeToy is a human resources assistant. Prior to arriving to the Army ROTC department in 2008, he retired from the U.S. Army where he served as a Senior Military Signal Intelligence Analyst NCO. He has been stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado; Sato Cano, (Honduras), Fort Polk (LA), Field Station Hawaii, Fort Stewart (GA), and Cedar Rapids (IA).

MS. SABRINA D. HOLLEY-CROSS

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT

Sabrina D. Holley-Cross is a Human Resources Assistant.  She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Human Resources Management from Colorado Technical University and a master’s of science degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University.  Prior to coming to our department in 2009, she served for over twenty years in the U.S. Army as a Wire Systems Installer, Network Switching’s Operator, Mail Clerk, Recruiter, Station Commander, and Recruiter Trainer. 

She was stationed at Fort Jackson, SC, Fort Gordon, GA, Fort Richardson, AK, and Fort Stewart, GA.  During her twenty year career she deployed and was assigned to many temporary duty missions with assignments in Cairo Egypt, Mannheim, Frankfurt Germany, Seoul Korea, Saudi Arabia, Fort Irwin, CA and Fort Knox, KY.  She retired from the U.S. Army in 2006 and began working with the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion in Lansing, MI as a Battalion Applications Trainer, teaching and providing training to the entire battalion on all required computer applications.

MR. MERLE MCKEEVER

SUPPLY TECHNICIAN

Since January 2011, Mr. Merle McKeever has served as the Army ROTC Supply Technician. His previous experience includes four years as a combat medic with deployments to Kuwait and Haiti. He currently resides in Tipton, Michigan with his wife,  Diane.

SFC JEFFERY KIRSCHWENG

MIARNG ON-CAMPUS RECRUITER

SFC Jeff Kirschweng entered the Michigan Army National Guard in December 1998, as a 51M Crash Rescue Firefighter. He is a graduate of Mio Au Sable High school, and attended Eastern Michigan University. SFC Kirschweng is a veteran of OIF 2 & 3, and served with the 101st ABN as Crash Rescue. SFC Kirschweng entered the Recruiting & Retention Command in 2002.  Awards include ARCOM 4th Award, AAM, GCM 3rd Award, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Recruiting Master Badge, and Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. SFC Kirschweng is married to Rebecca Kirschweng, and they have two daughters Ava, and Macy.

MS. LINDA WILSON

UNIVERSITY SECRETARY

Linda Wilson is the Secretary for the Army Officer Education Program at the University of Michigan. She has been with the University for 30 plus years in various jobs and been with the Army Officer Education Program since February 2011.

MAJ GEORGE STANKOW

ARMY RESERVE OFFICER

MAJ George Stankow is an Army Reserve Officer from the 4-413th (SROTC), assigned as an instructor to the Wolverine Battalion. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1994 and served 11 years on active duty as an Adjutant General's Corps officer. He transferred to Civil Affairs after leaving active duty and deployed to Iraq in 2009 with Multinational Division-South. His overseas tours include Korea, Germany, Kosovo, Egypt, and Iraq.  After separating from active duty, he spent two years in Baghdad, Iraq, as a civilian contractor with a munitions-response and security firm. He is currently a Master's candidate at University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

CPT SHAWN P. MAGOWAN

ARMY RESERVE OFFICER

CPT Shawn P. Magowan is an Army Reserve Officer from the 4-413th (SROTC), assigned as an instructor to the Wolverine Battalion.  Following the events of September 11, 2001, he deployed to Ft. Sam Houston, TX as a Military Police platoon leader in support of Operation Noble Eagle. From 2003 to 2004, he deployed to Iraq as a Military Police platoon leader in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received a direct commission in March of 2000.  CPT Magowan has a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Syracuse University.

CPT CHRISTOPHER STOLKEY

ARMY RESERVE OFFICER

CPT Chris Stolkey is an Army Reserve Officer from the 4-413th (SROTC) assigned as an instructor to the Wolverine Battalion.  He is a graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Michigan and is a Military Police Officer.  He deployed as a Company Commander in support of OIF from 2006 -2007.

CPT DONALD SPENCE

ARMY RESERVE OFFICER

CPT Don Spence is an Army Reserve Officer from the 4-413th (SROTC) assigned as an instructor to the Wolverine Battalion. He is a graduate of the Eastern Michigan ROTC program and has been in the Military Police since commissioning. CPT Spence was also prior service as a enlisted Soldier with the Military Police. CPT Spence deployed as a Platoon Leader in support of OIF from 2006 -2007. CPT Spence is a civilian Police Officer currently with the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety.