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LTC Sherry K. Oehler, PMS* *

Lieutenant Colonel Sherry K. Oehler is from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from college in December 2000, and enlisted in the Army in January 2001. She completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and served as an Administrative Specialist at Fort Story, Virginia. During her first assignment, she was selected to be a Commissioned Officer. She completed Officer Candidate School and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutentant in the Signal Corps in 2002

Lietenant Colonel Oehler’s assignments include Platoon Leader and Battalion Communications Officer in the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She served as a Battalion Logistics Officer in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. She commanded the Satellite Communications facility at the National Security Agency/NSA, Fort Meade, Maryland. She served as the Aide de Camp for the Commanding General of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. As a field grade officer, she served as the Operations Officer for the Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade in Bethesda, Maryland, completed a fellowship with RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, and most recently, served as a Program Analyst in the Army G8, Program Analysis and Evaluation Division, at the Pentagon.

Lieutenant Colonel Oehler completed three combat deployments. She provided tactical communications support to the 82d Airborne Division commander and staff in Iraq (2003-2004), led supply, maintenance, transportation and resource management operations for the 54th Signal Battalion in Kuwait (2006-2007), and served as the Chief of Plans and Operations for a Counter Corruption task force in Afghanistan (2012-2013).

Lieutenant Colonel Oehler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Towson University, a Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a Master of Military Art and Science in Operational Planning from the School of Advanced Miltary Studies/SAMS.

MSG Daron F. Martin Sr. - Instructor

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MSG Daron F. Martin joined the Army in 1997 attending Basic Training and AIT at Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a Combat Engineer. He has been assigned twice to Ft Stewart,  Ft Irvin Ca, Germany, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, and Ft Leonard Wood, and now at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom twice. He has performed in leadership positions as Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, BN Operations Sergeant, and been the First Sergeant of a Clearance Company  before becoming a Senior Military Instructor

His schools include Combat Lifesaver, Sapper, Drill Sergeant, Contracting Course, Battle Staff NCO, and all the NCO professional development courses up to Senior Leaders Course. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal x7, Army Achievement Medal x3, Army Good Conduct Medal x6, National Defense Service Medal x2, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development x3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon x2, NATO Medal,

CPT Joe PowellCPT Denver Burkhart

Captain Denver C. Burkhart is from Jeffersonville, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army in 2010 and Graduated from Wright State University (WSU) in 2013. He completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a 13B Cannon Crew Member. Upon completion of AIT, CPT Burkhart contracted as a Cadet at WSU and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery in 2013.

Captain Burkhart’s assignments include Fire Support Officer, Fire Direction Officer and Platoon Leader in the 101ST Airborne Division (Air Assault), 3RD Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served as the Company Fire Support Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom 01 November 2014 – 26 July 2015 stationed out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Captain Burkhart’s second Combat Tour was 31 October 2016 – 08 July 2017 where he served as the Platoon Leader responsible the security and protection of key lead advisors stationed out of Shorab Annex in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

CPT Burkhart is a 2013 graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. He is pursuing a Master of Criminal Justice with Walden University. His military education includes completion of the Army Basic Combat Training; Army ROTC; Field Artillery Basic Officer Leadership Course, Air Assault, Joint Fires Observer School, the Field Artillery Captains’ Career Course and the US Army School of Cadet Command’s Military Science Instructor Training.

Jalina Williams
Ms. Jalina Williams serves as the Scholarship and Retention Officer and is the key point of contact to the Professor of Military Science regarding the Recruiting, Scholarships and administration of the Cadet ROTC program.  Jalina is the key contributor to the Golden Lion Battalion's interviewing process for prospective cadets in determining their program eligibility and waiver requirements in order to obtain 2, 3 or 4 year ROTC scholarships. Jalina also serves as the Golden Lion Battalion Liaison to the 5th Brigade and Cadet Command for 3 other surrounding universities. Jalina enlisted in the army in 1989 as a 75B which was a Human Resource Administration Specialist which later switched over to 42A. She retired in 2011, after serving 21 years and 8 months Active Duty as a HR NCO. Jalina is originally from Columbus Georgia.

Sheila Evans
Born in Texarkana Texas and attended Liberty Eylau High School where she was elected Queen of her Senior Class. A Track Athlete who finished 3rd in the State of Texas in the 400 meters. Attended North Texas State University on a Track & Field Scholarship. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Recruitment Administrative Assistant from 2005-2007. Currently the Administrative Office Manager ROTC Department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. A devoted Mother, married to Danny Sr. and they have 3 Boys Darrion, Danny Jr. and Desmond.