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LTC Timothy Harris

LTC Timothy Harris

Department Head & Professor of Military Science

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CPT Jake Krause

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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MSG Donald Clemons

MSG Donald Clemons

Senior Military Science Instructor

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Military Science Instructor, SFC Joshua Jenkins

SFC Joshua Jenkins

Military Science Instructor

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Mark Blumenthal

Scholarships & Enrollment Officer

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Kristi McClure

Principal Secretary

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Mike Donahue

Supply Technician

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LTC (Ret.) John Moschetti

Assistant Professor - Military History

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Lancer Gilliam

Lancer Gilliam

Human Resources Assistant

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Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Harris, Professor of Military Science

LTC Timothy Robert Harris was born in Northampton, England to his parents, Robin and Marilyn Harris.  At the age of eight, LTC Harris moved with his family to West Windsor, NJ where he spent most of his life growing up.  After graduating high school, LTC Harris enlisted as a Cannon Crewmember (MOS 13B) in the NJ Army National Guard.  He attended The College of New Jersey while enrolled in the ROTC program and graduated in December 2002.  LTC Harris earned a commission in the US Army as an Armor Officer. 

After graduation, LTC Harris was assigned as a Tank Platoon Leader in 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a part of the 1st Cavalry Division.  During this deployment, he was reassigned as a Scout Platoon Leader.  Upon return from Iraq, the Squadron reformed and reflagged as 6th Squadron, 9th US Cavalry.  LTC Harris assumed duties as the A Troop Executive Officer.  Prior to promotion to Captain, LTC Harris was reassigned to the 1CD Headquarters where he served as an Assistant Planner and, during his second deployment, as an LNO. 

LTC Harris attended the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia prior to his assignment to 2HBCT 1ID where he deployed to Iraq for a third time as a Brigade Plans Officer. During this deployment, he was reassigned as the Cobra Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment.  LTC Harris redeployed his company to Fort Riley, then reset and retrained it as a part of an Advise and Assist Brigade. In fall 2010, LTC Harris took Cobra Company back to Baghdad for his forth Iraq deployment. In mid-2011, LTC Harris relinquished the guidon and assumed duties as the Brigade’s Chief of Operations.

After redeployment, LTC Harris spent a year at FORSCOM as an ARFORGEN Training Coordinator before he was selected to attend the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. While there, LTC Harris earned a Master’s of Science in Adult Education from Kansas State University.  LTC Harris returned to Fort Hood in 2014 and served as a Global Force Management Planner at III Corps for 18 months before being reassigned to 2ABCT.  He met the Brigade in the Republic of Korea in 2015, serving briefly as the Brigade Plans Chief before being assigned as the Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment.  He was later selected to serve as the Brigade Operations Officer, deploying with the Brigade to the National Training Center and back to the Republic of Korea in 2017.   

Upon return to the United States in 2018, LTC Harris relinquished his duties as Brigade S3, and moved his family north, to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, assuming duties as Northern Michigan University’s Professor of Military Science in May, 2018. 

LTC Harris’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two awards), the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Army Commendation Medal (four awards), the Army Achievement Medal (two awards), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (five campaign stars), the Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

LTC Harris is married to the former Nicole Dougherty, herself a Major in the Air National Guard.  They have five children:  four daughters, Helene and Seren (5), Mary Jo (21 mos), Norah (2 months) and a son, Nick (3).

Master Sergeant Donald Clemons, Senior Military Instructor

MSG Donald Clemons enlisted in the Army on 1 August 1997, as a 24T PATRIOT Enhanced Operator / Maintainer.  He attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas.  Upon graduation, he was assigned to Charlie Battery 5-7 ADA, 69th ADA Brigade, Hanau, Germany as a Tactical Control Assistant  

MSG Clemon's duty positions have included: Section Chief, Charlie Battery 3-2 ADA, 31st ADA Brigade, FT Bliss, Texas; Fire Control Platoon Sergeant, Alpha Battery 3-2 ADA , 31st ADA Brigade, FT Bliss, Texas; Team Leader CRAM, Charlie Battery 5-5 ADA, 31st ADA Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington; 14E Senior Instructor/Writer, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fire Control Platoon Sergeant, Delta Battery 6-52 ADA, 35th ADA Brigade , Osan Air Base, Korea, Fire Control Platoon Sergeant, Delta Battery 1-62 ADA, 69th ADA Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, and  First Sergeant, Charlie Battery 1-62 ADA, 69th ADA Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. 

MSG Clemon's military and civilian education include 24T PATRIOT Enhanced Operator/Maintainer, Primary Development Leadership Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, System Approach to Training Course,and Master Resilience Trainer Course.  MSG Clemons earned his Associates Degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from American Military University.

MSG Clemon's  awards and decorations are: the Bronze Star, Two Meritorious Service Medals, Six  Army Commendation Medals,  Four Army Achievement Medals, Seven Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3-CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Two Over Seas Service Ribbons, and Two Armed Forces  Expeditionary Medals

MSG Clemons is married to Angela Clemons and has three children, Kayla (20), Abby (17), Rebecca (14)

Sergeant First Class Joshua Jenkins, Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class Joshua Paul Jenkins was born in Athens, Ohio on June 10th, 1986.  He graduated from Trimble High School in 2004, where he completed the Home Builders Institute for Carpentry and was awarded the Academic Achievement Honorable Mention.  Shortly after, he graduated High School Joshua went on to work in construction before joining the Steel Workers Union.  After a few years of working for the Union, Joshua decided to join the Army in 2010.  He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and graduated as a 13F Fire Support Specialist.

Upon Graduation, Sergeant First Class Jenkins was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Headquarters Company at Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as a Fire Support Specialist. From there Sergeant First Class Jenkins PCSed to the 101st Airborne Division serving in 1st Brigade 1st Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment for just over 6 years.  During this time he deployed to the eastern province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as his platoon leaders MATV gunner while simultaneously performing the duties of a platoon Forward Observer.  Upon redeployment to Fort Campbell, Kentucky SFC Jenkins was promoted to Sergeant and subsequently Staff Sergeant where he served as a Fire Support NCO for Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Company 1-327 Infantry Battallion.

Following SFC Jenkins went on to serve with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat team of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.  He served as the Fire Support NCO and Platoon Sergeant for Bravo troop 6th Squadron, 8th Calvary Regiment.  Here on a Bradley Fire Support Vehicle SFC Jenkins was named 2nd Brigade’s BFiST  “Top Gun” recording the highest distinguished score during his initial Bradley Gunnery.  Upon completion of the Fire Support Senior Leaders course, Joshua promoted to Sergeant First Class where he took over as the Squadron Fire Support NCO.  Currently SFC Jenkins is Serving as an ROTC Military Science Instructor at Northern Michigan University in the Military Science Department.

Sergeant First Class Jenkins’s military education includes the Basic Leaders Course, the Raven UAV operators course, Lightweight Forward Entry Device Course, Pocket-sized Forward Entry Device Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Precision Strike Suite for Special Operations Forces, Air Assault School, Army Combative's Level 1 Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Target Mensuration Only Course, and the Joint Firepower Course.

Sergeant First Class Jenkins has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 2), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO ISAF Medal, Certificate of Achievement, and the Combat Action Badge.

Sergeant First Class Jenkins is married to the former Brianna Davis of Saint Louis, MO.  They have four children, William (6), Kaley (4), Matthew and Madelynn (2 months).

Mark Blumenthal, Scholarship and Enrollment Officer

Mark is a retired U.S. Marine with over 30 years of both enlisted and commissioned service.  Mark served as an enlisted infantryman and, after graduation from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Psychology degree, was commissioned and selected as a military police officer. 

Mark's assignments include:  Marine Corps Security Forces, Norfolk, VA; 1st Battalion/3rd Marine Regiment, Kaneohe Bay, HI; Officer Candidate, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Platoon Commander, Security Battalion, Quantico, VA; Operations/Executive Officer, Recruiting Station Indianapolis, IN; Operations Officer/Flightline Security Officer, Security Department, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC; National Training Team, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, VA; Deputy Provost Marshal, Security Battalion, Quantico, VA; Regional Coordinator, Security Cooperation, Education and Training Center, Marine Corps Training Education Command, Quantico, VA, and, upon retiring from the Marine Corps, Chief of Police/Antiterrorism Officer, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL.

Mark is a graduate of Marine Corps Recruit Training, the School of Infantry, Infantry Squad Leader Course, Jungle Environment Survival Course, SNCO and Officer NBC Course, the Air Force Security Officer Course, Army Military Police Officer Advanced Course, FBI Firearms Instructor Course, Marine Recruiting Management Course, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, Mountain Warfare School, Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Officer Course, FEMA Emergency Operation Course, USA Intelligence in Combating Terrorism Course, the FBI National Academy, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Department of Defense International Security Assistance Management Course and the FBI Crisis Negotiators Course.

Mark’s military awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Citation, three Meritorious Unit Citations, three Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and two Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbons.

Mark is originally from Mount Clemens, MI and resides with his wife in the Northern Michigan wilderness near Manistique, MI. 

LTC (Ret.) John Moschetti, Assistant Professor of Military History (Instructor for MS 279, 280 and 290)

Lieutenant Colonel Moschetti was born in Richmond Virginia on 30 July 1952.  he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History form the Virginia Military Institute in 1975 and a Master of Arts in Education from George Washington University in 1980.  Commissioned an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1975, he is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advance Courses, the Quartermaster Supply Management Course and the Command and General Staff College. In 2006, he attended the Military History Instructors Course offered by the Army's Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth.

He currently is serving as an adjunct instructor for the American Military History course, MS 290, and the Leadership Analysis, MS 279 and Battle Analysis, MS 280 courses.

His assignments include Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in the 1st Battalion 31st Infantry in Korea (1976-1977), Education Specialist at the Army Training Support Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia (1977-1980), Training Specialist at the Seventh Army Training Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany (1980-1982), Commander C Company, 1st Battalion 36th Infantry, Friedberg, Germany (1982-1983), Aide-de Camp to the Deputy Commanding General Second Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia (1983-1985), Director of Logistics (1985-1987) and Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security for the U.S. Military Community, Bad Toelz, Germany (1987-1989),   Brigade S-4 (Logistics) for the 1st Brigade 101at Airborne (Air Assault) Division and Battalion   S-3 (Operations and Training) 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky (1990-1992), Chief of the Plans and Operations Division, V Corps, G-4, Heidelberg, Germany (1992-1995), and Professor of Military Science and Commander of the Northern Michigan University Reserve Officers Training Corps Battalion, Marquette, Michigan (1995-1999).

His decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), The Army Achievement Medal, the Nation Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal (with two Battle Stars), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (from Kuwait), the Silver Cross of Honour (from the Federal Republic of Germany), the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Lancer Gilliam, Human Resources Assistant

Mr. Lancer Gilliam was born on 29 June, 1970 in Flint, Michigan.  He is a 1988 graduate of Swartz Creek High School, Swartz Creek, Michigan and he holds 2 Community College of the Air Force degrees. One in Electronic Systems Technology and the other as an Instructor of Military Science and Technology.

Mr. Gilliam Joined the United States Air Force on 12 October, 1988 when he attended basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.  After completing Basic Military Training, he attended four months of technical training for Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Mechanic at Chanute AFB, Illinois.  As an AGE Mechanic Sergeant Gilliam served at Clark AB, Philippines from 1989 – 1991 and Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan from 1991-1992.  Due to career field saturation Mr. Gilliam was forced to cross-train where he selected Ground Radio Maintenance and he proceeded to Keesler AFB, Mississippi for six months of technical training for his new career choice.  Mr. Gilliam’s first assignment in the Ground Radio career field was at K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan where he served from 1992 until it closed in 1995.  After closing down K. I. Sawyer AFB, sergeant Gilliam was assigned to Fairchild AFB, Washington where he worked in the fixed radio shop.  After a year of working on fixed radios he transferred over to the Mobile Communications section.  He later worked in the Maintenance Support and Land Mobile Radio sections.  In 2005 Mr. Gilliam was assigned to Moody AFB, Georgia where he did a 4 year tour with the 820th Security Forces Group.  Finally in 2009 Mr. Gilliam arrived at Keesler AFB, Mississippi for his final assignment where he served as an Instructor Supervisor and Flight Chief of the Radio Frequency Transmissions Flight in the 338th Training Squadron.

Mr. Gilliam is the recipient of two Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Air Force Commendation Medals, four Air Force Achievement Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, eight Air Force Good Conduct Medals, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.  He has also received numerous quarterly awards and letters of appreciation.

Mr. Gilliam is married to the former Melissa Jean Osantowski of Cass City Michigan.  They currently reside in Marquette, Michigan and have two children:  Alexander and Melanie.

Sergeant First Class Brian J. Bizeau, National Guard On Campus Recruiter/Liaison

Sergeant First Class Brian J. Bizeau was born in Escanaba, MI in June of 1983. He Graduated from Gladstone High School in 2002. He enlisted into the Michigan National Guard on 10 July 2001 as a 95B, Military Policeman with the 46th MP Company. He attended Basic Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

SFC Bizeau deployed to Iraq in 2003-2004 as a Customs Border Clearing Agent. He participated in Hurricane Katrina relief in Louisiana in 2005, Operation Bright Star in Egypt in 2009 and Afghanistan in 2010-2011 as a Guard Force Commander for the Detention Facility in Parwan. SFC Bizeau served as the Assistant Operations NCO with the 46 MP Command in 2013-2014 for the CRE mission. SFC Bizeau started recruiting for Michigan Recruiting and Retention Battalion in September of 2015 in Sault Sainte Marie and was assigned to Marquette in September 2018.

SFC Bizeau’s civilian and military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Leadership Course, Senior Leadership Course, and Non-Career Recruiting Course. SFC Bizeau earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Bay College.

SFC Bizeau’s awards and decorations are the Bronze Star, 4 Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Award, 2 Army Good Conduct Medals, 5 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M-device), Afghanistan Campaign Medal with CS, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO ISAF Medal, 3 Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, Drivers Badge, National Guard Recruiting and Retention Master Badge.

SFC Bizeau is the proud father of two children, Reece and Landen.