University of Rhode Island

LTC Brian Mehan

Professor of Military Science

. MAJ Bryon A. Stumph

Assistant Professor of Military Science & Battalion Executive Officer

Major Bryon Stumph is a native of Westerville, Ohio and enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1993. He attended Basic and Military Police training at Fort McClellan, AL, and was assigned to the 391st Military Police Battalion (EPW). As he promoted, he served in several assignments with the 391st, to include Assistant Works Projects NCO, Works Projects NCOIC, and Battalion Physical Security NCOIC as a Staff Sergeant. MAJ Stumph graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a double major in Accounting and Finance.

In 2002, MAJ Stumph transferred to the newly created 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (FID/UW) as a Staff Sergeant and attended the Civil Affairs Specialist course. In December 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant First Class and was a Civil Affairs Team - Alpha, Team SGT for Charlie Company, 412th. By March 2003, C. Co mobilized to Fort Bragg, NC, then deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Their CA teams worked directly with 3rd Special Forces Group (A), CJSOTF-A, and embedded with Operational Detachment Alpha teams 316, 2042, and 2052. He was assigned to double as a Team Sgt for a tactical CA team and the CA Operations NCOIC. He and his team participated in over 20 combat operations in Konar Province and the eastern part of Afghanistan through Jan 2004, working directly with the Afghan National Army, supporting Civil-Military Operations.

While deployed, MAJ Stumph submitted his direct commission packet and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer in 2004, serving as a 2LT and the Battalion S2. MAJ Stumph attended and completed MIOBC at Fort Huachuca, AZ from Sep 2005 to Feb 2006. He returned to the 412th CA BN (SO)(A) as the Battalion S2 for an additional two and a half years. In 2008, the Battalion Commander chose him as the HHC Commander as a 1LT, where he served for 17 months, promoting to CPT. In Jan 2010, he was then mobilized with the 1st Training Brigade, USACAPOC at Fort Bragg, NC as the Brigade S2, where the Brigade’s task force Soldiers readied CA and PSYOP units for deployment.

In 2012, after a two-year mobilization, MAJ Stumph transferred back to the Reserves in the Military Intelligence Readiness Command with Detachment 5, European Command, Joint Analysis Center at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. There he served as an intelligence analyst for a Regional Assessment Team, focusing on political, economic, and military analysis for the countries of the former Soviet Union in support of EUCOM, and as the OIC leading a three-person team in support of AFRICOM J2.

MAJ Stumph joined the 75th Training Command with Exercise Branch 2, 3rd Brigade in 2014. There, he was an OC/T and Branch S3. He and his team observed and trained battalion and similar-sized staff during Mission Command Staff Training (MCST) simulation exercises, trained battalion and similar-sized Combat Support (CS) and Combat Service Support (CSS) National Guard and Reserve Component units. MAJ Stumph mobilized in 2017 with the 75th/Task Force Braveheart, 120th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West at Fort Hood, TX. He was the S2 SME for an Exercise Design Team responsible for observing, controlling, training, and mentoring, assigned S-2 Division/Brigade/Battalion staff during an exercise, in their preparation for deployment to Operations Spartan Shield and Inherent Resolve.

MAJ Stumph’s military education includes Basic Training and U.S. Army Military Police (95B) Course (OSUT), Primary Leadership Development Course, NCO NBC Defense Course, Corrections/Internment Resettlement Specialist (95C) Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Phase I and II, Civil Affairs Specialist (38A) Course, U.S. Army Airborne School, U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Security Manager Course, Dynamics of International Terrorism Course, U.S. Army Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, U.S. Army S.H.A.R.P. Course, EUCOMSOF, Intelligence Combat Training Center Course, Mission Command 101, and Intermediate Level Education.

His awards and decorations include: Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with Four Oak leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism – Service, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ Device, NCOES Ribbon with Numeral ‘2’, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon. MAJ Stumph and Colleen have four daughters.

. CPT Jeremy White

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Mr. Higgins

Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Matthew A. Higgins graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He was commissioned through the Patriot Battalion Reserve Officers Training Corps in May of 2008. After completing Armor Officer Basic Course he joined B Troop 1-172 Cavalry VT ARNG as a Scout Platoon Leader and attended the Army Reconnaissance Course and the Army Mountain Warfare School’s Military Mountaineer course. He deployed with B Troop, 1-172 CAV to Afghanistan in 2010. He attended the SOCC ITC in September 2012. He has worked for the Baystate Battalion (WPI) with duty at UMASS Lowell, Patriot Battalion (Providence College) and currently at Cramer’s Sabers Battalion URI. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense service medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve medal with “M” Device and the Combat Action Badge. Mr. Higgins and his wife Christine live in Providence, Rhode Island.

MSG Scott Carney

Senior Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class Cornelius T. Wade

Military Science Instructor / Operations NCO

Sergeant First Class Cornelius T. Wade entered the Army on the 23rd of July, 1998 where he attended and completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) for the MOS 11B (Infantryman) at Ft. Benning, GA. After attending OSUT his first assignment was as a Machine Gunner and Team Leader in 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Ft. Campbell, KY. Following that, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Camp Giant, Korea where he served as a Rifle and Weapons Squad Leader.

His next assignment was the Henry Caro Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, Ft. Benning, GA where he served as a Small Group Leader. Upon completion of the United States Army Drill Sergeant School, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment where he served as a Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant. His next assignment was with 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany where he served as a Platoon Sergeant and Battalion Intelligence NCOIC and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon redeployment he was assigned to Ft. Meade, MD where he served as a Warrior Transition Unit Platoon Sergeant. Following that he was assigned to the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of the Security Forces Advise and Assist Team. Upon redeployment he was assigned as the Brigade Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.

Sergeant First Class Wade is a graduate of Airborne School, Air Assault School, Total Army Instructor/Trainer Course, Javelin Instructor Training Course, Field Sanitation Course, Mechanized Leaders Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Combatives Level 1, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School (Commandants List), Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Warrior Transition Unit Cadre Course, and the SHARP Certification Course.

His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Bronze Star Medal (w/ OLC), Meritorious Service Medal(w/OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/ Valor device and silver OLC), Army Achievement Medal (w/ 2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Champaign Medal (w/ 2 campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/1 campaign star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), and the NATO Medal.

Ms. Lachapelle

Cadet Administrator

Ms. LaChapelle is a native of Rhode Island.  She has been working for the Department of Military Science for 10 years.  Her responsibilities encompass all issues dealing with Cadet administrative processing and paperwork.  She has also become the heart and soul of the battalion as she strives to help each cadet on their way to commissioning and beyond.  Generally, if any cadet has a problem or needs help Joanne is the first person they go to, whether it be pay problems, issues with the University,  advice regarding school or their military career options, and how to go about making it happen.