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LTC Willette Alston-Williams, PMS

LTC Willette L. Alston-Williams assumed duties as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on 7 August 2015. Prior to assuming her current duties, LTC Alston-Williams served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff. She was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps via the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1997. She is a native of Awendaw, South Carolina.

Upon graduating from the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course in 1998, LTC Alston-Williams was assigned to Heidelberg, Germany where she served as the Executive Officer for 510th Personnel Service Battalion, Bravo Company, and later Chief Personnel Admin for Headquarters and Headquarters Company (DISCENT), Campbell Barracks, Heidelberg, Germany. After completing the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course in 2002, she attended the Combined Arms and Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

LTC Alston-Williams was assigned to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), in Raleigh, North Carolina where served as the Operation Officers. LTC Alston-Williams was then assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA as the Division G1 Officer Manager. She then commanded Bravo Company, 3rd Service Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart from August 2005 to July 2007. LTC Alston-Williams served as the Battalion S1 and later Battalion Executive Officer at Columbia Recruiting Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC. LTC Alston-Williams was assigned as the Brigade S1, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning GA.

LTC Alston-Williams graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Public Relations. LTC Alston-Williams’ graduate-level education includes a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University (2002). Her military education includes the Adjutant General Officer Basic Courser (1998), the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course (2002), the Combined Arms and Services Staff School (2002), and Command and General Staff Officers Course (2011).

LTC Alston-Williams’ military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

MSG Kevin P. Hughes - Instructor
MSG Kevin P. Hughes joined the Army in 1990 attending Basic Training and AIT at Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a Combat Engineer. He has been assigned three times to Ft Bragg, twice to Korea, Germany, Ft Jackson, Ft Hood, and Ft Leonard Wood, and now at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He deployed to Desert Storm, to Operation Iraqi Freedom twice, and Operation Enduring Freedom. 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 and a BDE HHC, before becoming a Senior Military Instructor.

His schools include Combat Lifesaver, Sapper, Drill Sergeant, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Rough Terrain Parachutist, Route Clearance Leader Course, Battle Staff NCO, and all the NCO professional development courses up to Senior Leaders Course. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal x3, Meritorious Service Medal x5, Army Commendation Medal x3, Army Achievement Medal x13, Army Good Conduct Medal x8, National Defense Service Medal x2, Southwest Asia Service Medal x3, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development x3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon x6, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation x3.

CPT Joe PowellCPT Joe Powell
CPT Joe Powell is a 2007 graduate of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. He is pursuing a Master of Theology with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His military education includes completion of the Army Basic Combat Training; Army Officer Candidate School; Armor Officer Basic Course; the Cavalry Leaders Course; the Maneuver 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.