LEARN LEADERSHIP FROM THE BEST LEADERS!
The Army ROTC program is only as strong as its instructors. That's why we provide such highly qualified faculty and staff for Cadets. See the kind of varied and interesting experiences instructors have had that make them the best ROTC faculty and staff.
LTC Bradley Harvey
Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel Bradley P. Harvey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Engineers through ROTC at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in May 1995. Upon completion of the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, he was assigned as a platoon leader with the 40th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany. During his time in Germany he deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Joint Guard.
LTC Harvey served as a company commander in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, commanding Alpha Company and HHC, 588th Engineer Battalion. He deployed HHC/588th Engineers to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He later served as the executive officer for 3/1 IN STB in Afghanistan. He also served as the S3 for the 8th Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood. He followed that assignment as an Observer/Controller and the Chief of Operations at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), Hohenfels, Germany.
LTC Harvey holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
MAJ Chad DeBos
Assistant Professor of Military Science/ XO
Major Chad W. DeBos was born 29 February 1972 in Massillon, Ohio. He graduated high school in 1990 and enlisted in the United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman. He served with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team; Vicenza, Italy and XVIII Airborne Corps Long Range Surveillance Company; Fort Bragg, NC. In 1995, he separated to attend college.
In 1999, Major DeBos was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps through Kent State University Army ROTC. As a Distinguished Military Graduate, Major DeBos graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Following the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Major DeBos was assigned to Fort Bragg’s 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (Operations)(Airborne), 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne). From 1999 to 2002, he served as the Battalion Assistant Operations/Training Officer, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant. In support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Major DeBos was attached to 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment (Attack)(Airborne) as the Battalion Intelligence Officer. He deployed in July 2002 to Afghanistan and served as the Aviation Task Force Intelligence Officer in support of Coalition Task Force 82. Following redeployment and advanced military schooling, Major DeBos was assigned to the United States Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca. There he served as the Assistant G3/Operations Officer, Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Company Commander for Bravo Company, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, and as Officer Lifecycle Manager for the Chief of the Military Intelligence Corps. After completing graduate school, Major DeBos was assigned to the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, as the Education Officer for the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic from 2009 to 2011.
Major DeBos earned a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. He is currently assigned as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Akron, in Akron, OH.
Major DeBos is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Captain’s Career Courses, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Signals Intelligence Course, Airborne, and the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster Course.
Major DeBos’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 1OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/ 2OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/ 1OLC, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ bronze star device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Belgian Armed Forces Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge (Bronze), and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold).
Major DeBos and his wife have two children.
MSG Mark Patterson
MSG Mark Patterson is a native of New Concord, Ohio. He was born January 31st, 1978, and entered the Army as an Infantryman on 13 August 1995 at the age of 17. He received One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
MSG Patterson has served in a variety of positions to include; M60 Machine Gunner, Radio Telephone Operator, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Master Gunner, Platoon Sergeant, S-3 Air NCO, Infantry Heavy Weapons Company First Sergeant and Senior Military Instructor at University of Akron.
His duty assignments include Fort Bragg, North Carolina with 1st Brigade, 3rd Battalion 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. And the 173D Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Caserma Ederle (Vicenza), Italy with 2D Battalion (ABN) 503D Infantry.
His overseas assignments include Port-au-Prince, Haiti,and Urosevac, Kosovo. He also has 4 combat deployments with the 173D ABCT, 2D Battalion (ABN) 503D Infantry. Operation Enduring Freedom I and Operation Enduring Freedom VI, (Zabol) VIII (Kunar) and X (Nangarhar and Warkdak).
During the course of his career, MSG Patterson has attended and graduated; The Primary Leadership Course, The basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, The Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course; First Sergeants Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Jump Master School, Pathfinder Course, Combat Lifesaver Course and Master Gunners Course.
His Awards and Decorations include;
The Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC); The Meritorious Medal; The Army Commendation Medal with Valor (1 OLC); The Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC); The Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC); Good Conduct Medal (5th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star; Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (6); Nato Medal (2); Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantry Badge; Pathfinder badge; Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Star Device and Air Assault Badge.
MSG Patterson is currently assigned to The University of Akron as the Senior Military Instructor for Military Science.
SFC Robert Frankforter
Operations NCO / Military Science Instructor
Sergeant First Class Robert Frankforter was born in Madigan Army Hospital, in Fort Lewis Washington. He joined the Army in June of 1993, attended OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort Knox, KY to become a 19D10 Cavalry Scout.
During his career, SFC Frankforter has served as a Scout Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Troop Operations Sergeant, Section Leader, Squad Leader, Stryker Vehicle Commander, Bradley Vehicle Commander, and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner. He has participated in multiple deployments including; Operation Intrinsic Action 96-3, as a member of Task Force 1-9 Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division; Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn as a member of Bushmaster Troop 6th Squadron 8th Cavalry 3rd Infantry Division.
SFC Frankforter has been assigned to the following units: 1st Battalion 5th Infantry at CP Hovey Korea, 1st Battalion 9th Infantry at Fort Hood Texas, 1st Battalion 37th Armor in Friedberg Germany, 1st Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Carson Colorado, 2nd Squadron 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker) at Joint Base Lewis-McCord Washington, 5th Squadron 15th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Knox Kentucky, 6th Squadron 8th Cavalry at Fort Stewart Georgia and is currently assigned as the Operations NCO and Military Science Instructor at the University of Akron Reserve Officer Training Corps “Summit Rifles”.
SFC Frankforters’ military and civilian education include the Warrior Leader Course, the Advanced Leaders Course, the Maneuver Senior Leaders Course, Combatives Course Level 1, 2, and 3, the Scout Platoon Leaders Course and he has completed 12 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree in Physical Training at The University of Akron.
SFC Frankforter is a lifetime member of the AUSA, NCOA and the Wounded Warrior Foundation, his awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Drivers Mobility Badge (wheeled), BSM, ARCOM (5 OLC), AAM (4 OLC), JMUA, AGCM (6th award), NDSM (2 BSS), KDSM, ICM-CS (2nd award), GWTSM, NOPDR (2nd award), OSM (4th award).
Mr. Terry Michaels
Terry P Michaels, a native of Barberton, Ohio and alumni of the University of Akron graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Akron in 1986 and a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 2000. He is also a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Following his commissioning through Army ROTC in 1986, He served in the active Army for 24 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. His service included duty with the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, KY; the 3rd Infantry Division and 7th Army in the Federal Republic of Germany and Iraq; the 1st and 24th Infantry Divisions in Fort Riley Kansas; and the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq. Mr Michaels completed his active service as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College. Following his active service, he began teaching ROTC at the University of Mount Union and Kent State University before returning to the University of Akron Army ROTC.
Mr Michaels military education includes the Field Artillery Officers Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the Army’s Professional Resource Management Course at Syracuse University.
Mr Michaels’ awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/ 3OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/ 3OLC, Iraqi Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ bronze star device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Mr. Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison is a native of Cuyahoga Falls. He graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He attended the Infantry Basic Officer Leader’s course and Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Upon completion, his first duty position was an Executive Officer for Charlie Company 2-19 IN. His next duty assignment was with HHC, 1-87 IN, 10th MTN DIV. He deployed with 1-87 from April 2010 to April 2011. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Expert Infantry Badge. He is an avid Ohio State Football fan.
Ms. Rosalyn Davis
Human Resources Assistant
I am Ms. Davis and I'm the Human Resource Assistant, which means I'm the person who handles all the paperwork involved with scholarships, commissioning of new officers, and ensuring cadets' administrative needs are met. I have worked in the Department of Military Science since June of 2005. I have held a variety of federal government positions for the past 27 years. So, I am the resident expert at managing the battalion's Army paperwork. My favorite part of the job is taking care of these young college students. After a while, they start to feel a little like my own kids. I currently live in Warren, Ohio and am the proud mother of two daughters and I also have two grandsons.
Ms. Kathy Massacci
I began my service as an enlisted soldier in the Army's Military Police Corp 838th Military Police Company.” FORCE OF CHOICE!” HOOAH! I went on to serve in various duties exploring each functional area of the Military Police Corp including: Area Security, Physical Security, Special Reaction Team, Crime Scene Investigations and Finger Printing, Maneuver and Mobility Support. Motto: Assist, Protect and Defend.
Basic Training Ft. McClellan, Alabama
Military Police School Ft. McClellan, Alabama
Advanced MP Training Ft. McClellan, Alabama
437th Military Police Battalion
838th Military Police Company
Attached to 759th Military Police Brigade during 1980 Cuban Refugee Mission
Army Achievement MedalArmy Commendation Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Good Conduct RibbonOhio Faithful Service
Ohio Award of Merit, Ohio Recruiters Achievement ribbon and badge Expert: M-16A1 Rifleman ship, Riot Control Shot Gun 12 gauge, Pistol 45 cal. Expert M60 & M-72 LAW 437th Military Police Marksmanship Team