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.


Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Bradley Harvey
Professor of Military Science / MSIV Instructor

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. 


Captain (CPT) Matthew Hamilton
Assistant  Professor of Military Science/ MSI Instructor / Executive Officer (XO)


CPT Hamilton is a native of Curwensville, PA.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Law and Legal Studies from the United

States Military Academy at West Point (2008)


Military Police Captains Career Course, Fort Leonard Wood, MO (2011)

Special Reaction Team Phase I, Fort Leavenworth, KS (2009)

Military Police Officer Basic Course, Fort Leonard Wood, MO (2008)

Basic Officer Leaders Course II, Fort Benning, GA (2008)

Air Assault School, Camp Smith, NY (2006)


Commander, 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police

Battalion, Fort Riley, KS

Operations Officer, Provost Marshal Office, 1st Infantry Division HQ,

Fort Riley, KS (2011-2013)

Operations Officer, 165th MP Company (I/R), 705th MP Battalion (I/R),

Fort Leavenworth, KS (2010-2011)

Platoon Leader, 291st MP Company (I/R), 40th MP Battalion (I/R), Fort

Leavenworth, KS (2008-2010)


Bronze Star Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

NATO Medal

Meritorious Unit Citation

Air Assault Badge


Operation Enduring Freedom XIII Operations Officer, Provost Marshal

Office, 1st Infantry Division HQ, Bagram, Afghanistan (2012-2013)


Master Sergeant (MSG) Mark Patterson
MS-III Instructor/SMI

MSG Patterson was born in Cambridge, Ohio and attended One Station Training in July 1996 at
Fort Benning, GA.
MSG Patterson’s assignments include duty in the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry
Regiment at Fort Bragg, NC, as a Rifleman, Team Leader and Squad Leader from November
1996 to November 2001; where he was than assigned to HHC, 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry
Regiment as a Scout Team Leader; ABLE Company 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment as a
Weapons Squad Leader; BATTLE Company 2nd Battalion503rd Infantry Regiment as a Platoon
Sergeant; HHC as the Battalion S-3 Air NCO; and DESTINED Company as First Sergeant. He
participated in operational deployments in Haiti, Kosovo, Salta, Argentina; and combat
deployments with the 173rd ABCT in OIF I, OEF VI, OEF VIII and OEF X.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor (one oak leaf cluster), Army
Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (five oak leaf
clusters), Army Meritorious Unit Award, Army Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct
Medal (fourth award), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (with one
Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with two Campaign Stars), Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service
Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service
Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award), NATO Service Medal (one Bronze Star), Ranger
Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutists
Badge with Bronze Star Device, and Air Assault Badge.
MSG Patterson’s military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leadership
Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School,
Ranger School, Jumpmaster School and Pathfinder School. 

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.

Mr. Terry Michaels
MSII Instructor/Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO)

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 duty 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.


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. 

Kathy Massacci

Ms. Kathy Massacci
Logistics Technician

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.

Military Education
Basic Training Ft. McClellan, Alabama
 Military Police School Ft. McClellan, Alabama
 Advanced MP Training Ft. McClellan, Alabama
 Recruiting School

 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