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Commanding Officer - Professor of Military Science:
Lieutenant Colonel Janus T. Fraley
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Lieutenant Colonel Janus T. Fraley was commissioned in 1998 as a Field Artillery Lieutenant following his graduation from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee. His first assignment was to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as a Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Officer for 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery and Task Force Targeting Officer for 1st Battalion, 34th Armor. After attending the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Lieutenant Colonel Fraley was then assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, Camp Stanley, South Korea where he served as the Battalion Adjutant. Lieutenant Colonel Fraley was then assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia in 2003 where he served in various leadership and staff positions. In 2005, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) III as the Task Force Fire Support Officer for 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor and later assumed command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery prior to redeployment. Following command, Lieutenant Colonel Fraley served as Rear Detachment Commander for the "Glory Guns" battalion during OIF V. Once again assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in January 2009, he served as the Team Chief for the 40th Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Infantry Division Military Transit Team (MiTT) and deployed to An Nasiriya, Iraq in support of OIF 09-11.

Upon graduation from the command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Lieutenant Colonel Fraley was assigned to the 434th Field Artillery Brigade (BCT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma serving as the Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery and as Brigade S3. He most recently served as a Fires Observer, Coach and Trainer for Operations Group Delta, Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he mentored fire support personnel for Divisions, Corps, and Army Service Component Commands. 

Lieutenant Colonel Fraley is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Captains Career Course and Command and General Staff College. He has a Master's of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and is authorized the wear of the Parachutist Badge and Combat Action Badge.

 

Executive Officer - Assistant Professor of Military Science:
Major Richard C. Harrelson
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MAJ Richard Harrelson enlisted in the Army Reserve in February 1998 and attended Basic Training with the 787th Military Police Battalion in Fort McClellan, AL. MAJ Harrelson served as a Military Policeman with the MP Detachment of the 2145th Garrison Support Unit in Jacksonville, FL until August 2001 when he received his commission as a Military Police Lieutenant from Georgia Military College. MAJ Harrelson served as the Rear Detachment Commander for the MP Detachment until August 2003, when he was reassigned to serve as the Executive Officer of the 489th Transportation Company.

MAJ Harrelson entered the Active/Guard Reserve (AGR) Program in November 2003 with his first duty assignment as the Assistant S-3 of the 327th Military Police Battalion, located in Arlington Heights, IL. MAJ Harrelson deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in February 2005 as the Plans and Force Protection Officer for Task Force 134, Detainee Operations, Camp Victory, Iraq. Upon completion of his deployment and the Captain's Career Course, MAJ Harrelson was reassigned to the Army Reserve Medical Command, Pinellas Park, FL and served as the Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, Deputy Provost Marshal, and later assumed command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, AR-MEDCOM. MAJ Harrelson was reassigned back to the 327th MP BN in September 2009 to serve as the BN S-3; responsible for all aspects of Battalion-level training and subordinate unit mobilizations and deployments. In April 2010, MAJ Harrelson served as the OIC for a 57-Soldier MP Detachment responsible for providing security to US Armed Forces Personnel and Equipment in support of Operation Flintlock (Burkina Faso, Africa) with Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAFRICA). 

MAJ Harrelson most recently served as the MP AGR Assignment Officer and National Capitol Region (NCR) Account Manager at the Army Human Resources Command (HRC) in Fort Knox, KY and currently serves as the Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science of Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Department at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

MAJ Harrelson's military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Captain's Career Courses,the Command and General Staff College, the Master Fitness Trainer's Course, and is Anti-terrorism/ Force Protection Level III and Combatives Level II certified. MAJ Harrelson holds a Master's Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. 

MAJ Harrelson's Military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (w/4 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency in Gold, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge. 

 

Senior Military Instructor:
Master Sergeant Jaime R. Castro
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Master Sergeant is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1996 from Fredericksburg, Virginia and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri where he graduated from One Station Unit Training as a Combat Engineer. 

MSG Castro's assignments and leadership positions include Alpha Company 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howza Korea; 911th Rescue Engineer Company, Fort Belvoir Virginia; Team Leader in Bravo Company 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), Fort Bragg North Carolina; Team Leader in the 67th Engineer Mine Detection Dog Detachment; Squad Leader/MDD Trainer and Kennel Master in the 49th MDD Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri; Drill Sergeant in Bravo Company 35th Engineer Battalion; Senior Drill Sergeant in Bravo and Echo Company 31st Engineer Battalion Fort Leonard Wood Missouri; Platoon Sergeant in 509th Engineer Company 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood Missouri; Observer Controller/Trainer in 3-410th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bliss Texas; First Sergeant in HHC 16th Brigade Engineer Battalion; Intelligence Sergeant in the 16th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Fort Bliss Texas; Brigade Operations Sergeant in 36th Engineer Brigade; First Sergeant in 509th Clearance Company 20th Engineer Battalion; Battalion Operations Sergeant in the 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood Texas.

MSG Castro has deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2004 as a Mine Detection Dog Handler and Team Leader. He later deployed during 2011-2012 as a Route Clearance Platoon Sergeant. 

MSG Castro's military education includes: Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Training Course, Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training (P3T) Course, Digital Training Management Systems Course, Battle Staff, Observer Coach/Trainer, R2C2 Sapper, Urban Master Breach Course, Drill Sergeant School, Combatives Level I/II, Combat Mine Detection Dog Handler Course, Patrol Dog Handler Supervisor Course, CBRN Defense Course, Air Assault, Airborne, Armorer School. His civilian education includes an Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University; Beretta Corp Factory Armorer Training Program. 

MSG Castro's awards include: the Bronze Star (1OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC); Army Commendation Medal w/ Valor; Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC); Meritorious Unit Citation (1OLC); Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd Award); Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terror Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2); NATO (ISAF) Medal; Combat Action Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Engineer Bronze Order of De Fluery Medal; German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency in Combat.

 

Assistant Professor of Military Science:
Captain Brandon P. Sirois
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Captain Brandon P. Sirois was born in Lewiston, Maine and grew up in Randolph, Maine.  In 2008, he received an ROTC commission as a Field Artillery Officer, earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Political Science, as well as a minor in Russian Linguistics and Culture from the University of New Hampshire, Durham.

From 2008 until 2009 he was assigned to the UNH ROTC ("Wild Cat") Batallion as a Gold Bar recruiter.  From 2009-12 he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, "Rock Hard", Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he served as Paladin Platoon Leader, Fire Direction Officer and Executive Officer for Bravo Battery 2-5 FA.

CPT Sirois arrived at Ft. Drum, NY in December 2011 where he assumed duties as the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Assistant Fire Support Officer until October 2014. CPT Sirois then took command of Fox Company 210 BSB for 18 months and upon completion of command in July 2016, he reported to the University of South Florida in Tampa as an ROTC instructor for MS III Cadets.

CPT Sirois's deployments include Baghdad, Iraq (March 2010- October 2010) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn, and Bagram, Afghanistan (May 2013- January 2014), in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

CPT Sirois's military education includes the Army Airborne School, Pathfinder Course, Basic Officers' Leader Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Paladin Leader Course, and Fires Captains' Career Course.

CPT Sirois's awards and decorations include the Airborne Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), NATO Medal, Iraq Campaign Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

Assistant Professor of Military Science:
CPT Michael Chavez
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Captain Michael A. Chavez was commissioned in 2009 through East Carolina University. Captain Chavez's first assignment was to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, North Carolina. There he served as a Platoon Leader and deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq in 2010. He then became the Executive Officer of Alpha Company and deployed to Ghazni Province, Afghanistan in 2012. After attending the Maneuver Captains Career Course, Captain Chavez's next assignment was to 2nd Battalion 7th Cavalry Regiment , 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Texas. There he served as an assistant Operations Officer until he took command of Bravo Company. In 2017, while deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield, Captain Chavez took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company. 

His military education and courses include the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Asymmetric Warfare Leaders Program, Sniper Employment Leader Course, Army Special Operations Captains Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) School, Ranger School, and Airborne School.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer:
Mr. Jeff Livingston
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MAJ (Ret) Jeffrey Livingston entered the Army on 17 October 1988 at Ft. Benning, Georgia as an enlisted Infantryman. Upon completion of Basic and AIT, he was assigned as a grenadier in the 1/508 Airborne in Ft. Kobbe Panama; "Operation Just Cause". His next assignment was with the 2/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Squad Leader. While assigned to the "White Devils", he deployed to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for Operation 'Desert Watch'. His next assignment was with 1/72 Armor Battalion in the Republic of South Korea where he served as a sniper team leader. He then PCS'd to Ft. Benning, Georgia as an Instructor in the United States Army Airborne School. While stationed at Ft. Benning, he attended Officer Candidate School earning his commission as 23 November 2000 as a Quartermaster 2LT.

MAJ (Ret) Livingston's assignments were as the General Equipment Platoon Leader of the 565th Quartermaster Company, Company Commander and Battalion S4 in the 704th DSB 4th Infantry Division where he deployed in support of OIF I. He was the Brigade S4 for the Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM) in Ft. Rucker, AL, where he deployed in support of OIF 5. Upon redeployment he served as Echo Company Commander (Riggers) 1st 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning. While stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, he served as the Brigade Support Operations (SPO) Transportation Officer for the 3rd Sustainment BDE, Special Troops Battalion S3 (OIF-10 and Operation New Dawn) and his culminating assignment as Special Troops Battalion Executive Officer.

MAJ (Ret) Livingston's military education: Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Light Leaders Course, Jumpmaster Course, Air Movement Operation, Pathfinder Course, PLDC, BNCOC, Arial Delivery Material Officers Course (ADMOC), Officer Candidate School, Quartermaster Officer, Basic Course and Officer Advanced Course. He is a graduate of Troy State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice.

His awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star, MSM 3OLC, ARCOM 5OLC, AAM 9OLC, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Rigger Badge. 

 

Logistics Technician:
Mr. John Baldetti

Mr. John Baldetti is a native of Dunedin, Florida, where he graduated from Dunedin High School in 1986. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988 as a Fuel and Electrical System Repairer. His first assignment was with 2nd MST, 2 ACR in Bamberg, Germany, during which he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm. In 1992, he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington with the 542nd Maintenance Company as a Senior Electrical Systems Supervisor. In 1997, Mr. Baldetti then transferred to the 702nd MSB in Camp Casey, Korea. In 1998, he then relocated to Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Technical Inspector, and Platoon Sergeant. He was next assigned to the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland from 2000 through 2004 as a Small Group Leader/Instructor for the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course. He then proceeded to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as the Battalion Operations NCOIC where he deployed to Iraq in support of the global war on terrorism from 2004 to 2005. Upon redeployment, the 17th CSSB was relocated to Fort Richardson, Alaska in 2006 and Mr. Baldetti volunteered to be a member of the small cadre that executed the move. Upon arrival in Alaska, the 17th CSSB deployed for 15 months to Iraq and Mr. Baldetti supervised the Battalion Tactical Operations Center as the Battalion Operations Sergeant. He retired from the Army on 1 September 2009 after serving 21 years of continuous active duty.

Mr. Baldetti's military schools include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Air Assault Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Support Operations Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, and Systems Approach to Training Course.

Mr. Baldetti's awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Award (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star (3rd Award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Air Assault Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge (Mechanic).

 

Military Science Instructor:
Staff Sergeant Justin Blake
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SGT Justin Blake was born and raised in Memphis, TN. In January 2008, he enlisted into the Active Duty army and completed basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, where he received certification as a Military Policeman. He was assigned as a Gunner with HHC, 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion at Fort Stewart, GA in July 2009. SGT Blake deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2009 to August 2010 where he served as a Gunner and Driver. Following his deployment, SGT Blake returned to Fort Stewart, GA where he served as a Patrolman. SGT Blake later re-classed and attended advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, SC in March 2012 where he received certification as a Human Resources Sergeant. He was then assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division G1 in Camp Red Cloud, Korea and served as the Awards and Command Sponsorship Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge from July 2012 to July 2013. Upon completion of his tour in Korea, SGT Blake was assigned as a Battalion Human Resources Sergeant for HHB, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment from July 2013 to November 2014 at Fort Stewart, GA. In December 2014, SGT Justin Blake was assigned to Florida as an assistant instructor at the University of South Florida with the Army ROTC program.

Education: 2011 Warrior Leaders Course, Fort Stewart, GA, 2015 Advanced Leadership Course, Fort Jackson, SC. 

Assignments: July 2009- July 2012: HHC, 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion. July 2012-July 2013: B Co, Headquarter and Headquarters Battalion. July 2013-November 2014: HHC, 1st Battalion, 9th Field. December 2014-Present: Suncoast Battalion, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Awards and Decorations: Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism, and Army Service Ribbon.

 

Assistant Professor of Military Science:
Captain Ivan J. De La Rosa
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CPT Ivan J. De La Rosa was born on 28 June 1983 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Upon graduating high school in West Palm Beach, FL he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Medical Laboratory Specialist on August 2001. He was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. On March 2003, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY.

He then entered the Army’s Green to Gold program in August 2007. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology on December 2009 from American University, Washington, D.C. He received his commission as a Chemical Officer on December 2009 as a graduate of the Georgetown University Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Washington, DC.

CPT De La Rosa’s military education includes: CBRN Basic Officer Leaders course; CBRN Captains Career course; Technical Escort course; and the Mass Casualty Decontamination course.

His assignments include: Platoon Leader, 63rd Chemical Company, Fort Campbell, KY; Executive Officer, 63rd Chemical Company, Fort Campbell, KY; Executive Officer, 6/1 Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team, 1-506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Paktia Province, Afghanistan; Company Commander, Bravo Company, 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Company Commander Alpha Company, 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Good Conduct Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, and NATO Medal. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.

Military Science Instructor:
Sergeant First Class Michael R. Fonseca
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Sergeant First Class Michael Rafael Fonseca was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. SFC Fonseca entered active service on 9 April 1998 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He graduated as an 11M, Mechanized Infantryman in August 1998.

SFC Fonseca has successfully held leadership positions at all levels from Team Leader to a Platoon Sergeant and a Division G3 Training NCOIC. His military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course (WLC); Advanced Leaders Course (ALC); Maneuver Seniors Leaders Course (MSLC); Unit Prevention Leader Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Bradley Crew Evaluator Course, Engagement Skills Trainer Course, Field Sanitation Team Certification Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, and Combative Level 1 Course.

SFC Fonseca has had numerous stateside assignments at Fort Hood, Texas with 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, TX from 1998-2000 as a Driver and Dismount; from 2003-2009, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division as a Team Leader, 1st Battalion, 67th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division as a Team Leader; 3rd Battalion, 67th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Fort Hood, TX as a Senior Gunner, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant. From 2009-2012, SFC Fonseca was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Fort Polk, LA as a Weapons Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Rear D NCOIC. From 2012-2014, SFC Fonseca was assigned to 1st Battalion 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, and 1st Armor Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, as a Platoon Sergeant. From 2014-2015, SFC Fonseca was assigned to the 1st  Armor Division at Fort Bliss, as Division G3 Training NCOIC and Platoon Sergeant to Operations Company.

SFC Fonseca has been in numerous overseas assignments from 2000-2003 as Gunner/Team Leader to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, and 1st Armor Division Bauhmholder, Germany; Operation Joint Forge, Kosovo from January 2001-April 2001 with 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, and 1st Armor Division Bauhmholder, Germany; Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia-Herzegovina from February 1999- September 1999 with 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, TX; SFC Fonseca was also deployed three times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 2003-2004, 2005-2006, and 2008-2009, with 4th Infantry Division, Forth Hood, TX.

SFC Fonseca has completed his Associates Degree in Network Administrator and is currently working on his Bachelors Degree. He has also completed several military courses which include: Warrior Leaders Course (WLC); Advanced Leaders Course (ALC); Maneuver Seniors Leaders Course (MSLC); Unit Prevention Leader Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Bradley Crew Evaluator Course, Engagement Skills Trainer Course, Field Sanitation Team Certification Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, and Combatives Level 1 Course, Structure- Self Development (SSD I,III,IV).

Throughout his military career, SFC Fonseca has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal (6), Professional Development Ribbon (3), Overseas Service Ribbon (5), National Defense Service Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (4), Valorous Unit Award, NATO Medal (2), Combat Infantry Badge, Drivers Badge, and Combat Spurs.   

 Military Science Instructor:
 Sergeant First Class Cassius Wilson
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Sergeant First Class Cassius J. Wilson was born in Opp, Alabama. Sergeant First Class Wilson enlisted November 2000 and completed Cavalry One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, KY.

Sergeant First Class Wilson has successfully held leadership positions at all levels from Team Leader to First Sergeant. His military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Senior Leaders Course.

 

Assistant Professor of Military Science:
Captain Deisy R. Wolfe  
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CPT Deisy R. Wolfe graduated from The University of Central Florida, and was commissioned in the Adjutant General’s Corps as a Second Lieutenant in December 2008.  Her first assignment was with the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where she served as the Brigade S1 Strength Manager.  She then served as the Battalion S1 Officer In Charge (OIC) with the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion.  CPT Wolfe deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment she served as the Battle Captain for the Cryptological Support Group (CSG) in Bagram, Afghanistan.  CPT Wolfe served as a Battalion S1 OIC for the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade (SBCT), 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. CPT Wolfe served as Personnel Readiness Manager (PRM) OIC and G1, Chief of Operations for the 7th Infantry Division.

CPT Wolfe’s military education includes the Basic Officer Leader Course, Adjutant General’s Officer Basic Course, and the Adjutant General’s Captain Career Course.  CPT Wolfe holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from The University of Central Florida.

CPT Wolfe’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/3 OLC, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal.

Assistant Professor of Military Science:
Sergeant First Class Jerell Williamson

 

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 Sergeant First Class Jerell W. Williamson assumed responsibility as a Military Science Instructor at the University of South Florida on 10 September 2017. His previous assignment was serving as an Assistant Operations Sergeant and a Platoon Sergeant in the 25th Infantry Division. Williamson has held every enlisted leadership position up to Platoon Sergeant during his career.

 From Barbourville, Kentucky SFC Williamson enlisted in the Army on July 16, 1999 and attended One Station Unit Training as an 11B (Infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia. SFC Williamson has also completed three tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Six months at Sato Cano Air Base in Honduras supporting counter narcotics operations, and three months in Thailand, Korea, and the Philippines supporting Pacific Pathways.

 SFC Williamson’s education includes the Maneuver Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s List), the Advanced Leader Course the Basic Leader Course (Commandant’s List), the Basic Anti- Terror Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, SHARP Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Combatives level I, Combatives level II, Drill Sergeant School, Combat Life savers Course, Basic Instructor Training, Pathfinder Course, Air Assault Course, Pre- Ranger Course, Airborne School, Malaysian Combat Tracking School, and the Jungle Operation Training Course. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at American Military University.

SFC Williamson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7th award), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (3rd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (three campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th award), Certificate of Achievement, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Jungle Tab and The Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion).

SFC Williamson and his wife Brittany have four children, Cameron, Miley, Ryann, and Chevy.