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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. 


Major (MAJ) Chad DeBos
Assistant  Professor of Military Science/ MSI Instructor / Executive Officer (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.



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.


Mr. Les Stroud Jr.

MSII Instructor / Operations Officer

Les Stroud Jr. is a native of Hannibal, Missouri.  He was born May 29th, 1969, & entered the United States Air Force as a Military Policeman on 16 July 1987 at the age of 18.  While on active duty for 5 years he served as a Law Enforcement Specialist & Security Forces Specialist as team member, team leader and squad leader.  While in the Air Force he served as a Security Specialist for Air Base Ground Defense Squadron at Nellis AFB, NV from 1987-1990.  While stationed at Nellis he ensured security of & welfare for individuals within a high profile Priority A Weapons Storage Area & was responsible for security of Top Secret equipment priced at over 1 million dollars.  Also while stationed at Nellis he was deployed TDY as a Security Policeman in support of Operation Just Cause. While there he deployed to Ft. Clayton & Howard AFB, Panama from October 1989-January 1990. While deployed in Panama he secured Ft. Clayton & Howard AFB, Panama, & assisted in the capture of Manuel Noriega & his associates. Prior to leaving the Air Force active component he was deployed as a Security Policeman in support of Turkish Air Bases (Izmir and Balikesir AB) during Desert Storm/Shield from September 1990-October 1991. While at Balikesir he secured a large Turkish AFB from Iraqi resistance & possible terrorists, & assisted the Turkish Military in its efforts to keep Iraqi citizens safe & keeping unknown terrorists from coming in & out of Iraq.

 From 1992-2000 he served in the United States Army National Guard as & Enlisted Military Policeman reaching the rank of SSG.  While attending Kent St University he joined & completed the ROTC program; graduating top third in his class & was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army National Guard May 2002.   

 Upon college graduation he was sent to MP Officer Basic Course & upon MPOBC graduation Les was deployed to OIF 1 and 2 for 18 months as a Military Police Platoon Leader responsible for the health, welfare, morale, & training of a platoon of 35 soldiers.  While deployed he served as Army Customs OIC throughout Kuwait Zone of Operations; Balad, Iraq, Al Asad, Iraq & Baghdad, Iraq from April 2003-April 2004.  He safely redeployed 80,000 soldiers from Theatre of Operations and was OIC for largest redeployment hub in the OIF Theatre at Camp Anaconda, Balad, Iraq.  Then upon deployment extension he was Army Convoy Security OIC throughout all Iraq Zone Theatre of Operations from April-September 2004. During this period he completed 14 dangerous, but successful convoy supply missions as primary OIC with no fatalities & ensured 100% security of personnel & delivery of supplies throughout Iraqi Theatre of Operations.

 Upon return from OIF he completed his Military Police Captains Career Course & then served on active duty in the Ohio National Guard as the Ohio Military Funeral Honors Coordinator.  He was responsible for operations, mission execution, daily pay, administration, & personal issues/concerns of 35-40 soldiers with 7 who are long term ADOS, was OIC for Soldiers who perform Military funerals throughout Northern Ohio at a rate of 6-10 funerals Monday thru Saturday.  He also served as OIC for Rittman National Cemetery Soldiers who perform 6-10 Military funerals daily Monday thru Friday.  Annually he Coordinated over 3200 MFH for FY and 60% of all MFH performed in the State of Ohio.

 Les has 26 years as an officer & enlisted soldier with 14 years being on active duty.  As an MP enlisted soldier and MP officer he has served in a variety of positions to include Team member,  M60 Machine Gunner, MPI, Team Leader, Squad Leader,  Platoon Leader, BN S-1, S-3 Battle Captain, HHD Commander, MP Law and Order Detachment Commander, Combat Support MP Company Commander.  He presently serves in the Ohio National Guard as the 583rd MP Company Commander.  Les is presently DA select for Major, and is awaiting promotion in Feb 2014 in the Ohio National Guard. 

 His Active duty assignments include Nellis AFB, NV;  FT Clayton and Howard AFB, Panama; Izmir AB and Balikesir AB, Turkey; Arifjan, Kuwait; Balad, Iraq; Baghdad, Iraq; Columbus, Ohio.  Les is a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.  His Awards and Decorations include: 

U.S. Decorations/Badges: U.S. Army Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Commendation Medal (2 Awards), US Army Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1SOLC), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 BSS, National Defense Service Medal (2 Awards), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M Device), U.S. Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon, U.S. Air Force Longevity Award, U.S. Air Force Training Ribbon, U.S. Air Force Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award, U.S. Air Force NCO PME Ribbon, U.S. Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon, U.S. Army Service Ribbon, U.S. Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, German Proficiency Badge.


State Military Awards: Ohio Award of Merit (NUM 3), State of Missouri Commendation Medal (1 Award), State of Ohio Faithful Service Medal (2OLC), State of Ohio Commendation Medal (1 Award), Ohio Special Service Ribbon, State of Mississippi Emergency Service Medal        

Les has been happily married to his wife for 18 years.  Together they have 4 children.

 Les is currently a Military Contractor assigned to The University of Akron as the Operations Officer.

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

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