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Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Large

 

LTC Ron Large is a United States Army Officer who hails from Columbus, Ohio.  He graduated from Groveport Madison High School and Franklin University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned as an Active Duty Military Police Officer in 1994.  Since that time, he has served in various leadership positions around the world.

LTC Large currently serves as the Professor of Military Science at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where he is responsible for the recruiting, training, retaining, and commissioning quality STEM, nurse, and generalist students in order to provide the United States Army competent new officers.

Prior to arriving at Central State University, LTC Large served as the Provost Marshal for the 7th Infantry Division “Bayonets” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.  He has also served as the Executive Officer for the 42nd Military Police Brigade, Executive Officer for the 504th Military Police Battalion, and Operations Officer for both the 504th Military Police Battalion and 6th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation Division) while at home station and deployed.

LTC Large’s deployments include; Operation Urgent Fury (2001), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.  Operation Enduring Freedom (2003), Tel Aviv, Israel.  Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005), Baghdad Iraq.  Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006), Baghdad, Iraq.  Operation Iraqi Freedom (2008), Camp Bucca, Iraq.  Operation Enduring Freedom (2010-2011), Kandahar, Afghanistan.

LTC Large has been awarded the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, multiple campaign and service medals, master parachutist badge, and air assault badge.

LTC Large holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Franklin University and Master of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.  He is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.

He resides in Bellbrook, Ohio with his wife, Stacie and son, Kyle.

 

Senior Military Instructor

Master Sergeant Rives

Master Sergeant Anthony Rives is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland. He joined the Army in February, 1997 attending One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, KY to be an Armor crewman.

During his career, MSG Rives served as a 1SG Sergeant for a Tank and Headquarters Company, Brigade EOA and SHARP, Tank Platoon Sergeant, Drill sergeant, Section Leader, Tank Commander and Tank Gunner.  He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom three tours, Operation Desert Spring, and Operation Atlantic Resolve.

MSG Rives has been assigned to the following units: 2nd Battalion 37th Armor Battalion, 1st Armor Division, Ray Barracks Germany, 2nd Battalion 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry regiment, Fort Hood, TX, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division, Fort Bliss, TX, 2nd Battalion, 8th US Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He is currently assigned as the Senior Military Instructor at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

MSG Rives’ military education includes Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders course, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Course, Drill Sergeant School, SHARP Course, Combatives level I, Hazmat Course, He is currently working on a Bachelors Degree in Business administration, from UMUC.

Master Sergeant Rives’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 knots), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, NCOES Ribbon(3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Award, Drill Sergeant Badge, Drivers Badge Track. He is also a member of Sergeant Audie Murphy.

MSG Rives has been married to his wife Allison for 12 years.

 

 

Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Ryan Smith

Captain Ryan Smith


CPT Smith is a United States Army Officer from Troy, Ohio.  He graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a degree in Economics and Business.  He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned as an Active Duty Infantry Officer in 2007.  Since that time, he has served in various leadership positions.

CPT Smith currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where he is responsible for the recruiting, training, retaining, and commissioning quality students in order to provide the United States Army competent new officers.

Prior to arriving at Central State University, CPT Smith served as the Commander B/2-327 IN “Bayonets” at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.  He has also served as the Assistant Plans Officer for 1BCT 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Assistant Operations Officer 1-506th IN, Executive Officer for A/1-506th IN, and Platoon Leader for D/1-506th IN.

CPT Smith’s deployments include; Operation Enduring Freedom(2008-2009), Khost, Afghanistan.  Operation Enduring Freedom (2010), Paktika, Afghanistan.  Operation Enduring Freedom (2012-2013), Kunar, Afghanistan.  Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support (2014-2015), Kandahar, Afghanistan.

CPT Smith has been awarded the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, multiple campaign and service medals, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

CPT Smith is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Combatives Level 1, Javelin Gunnery Course, Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault.

He resides in Lebanon, Ohio with his wife and three children.

 

Gold Bar Recruiter
2LT Kathryn Simecek

Contact Information

Office: 937-376-6283

Cell: 216-659-9458

Email: ksimecek@centralstate.edu

 

Human Resource Technician


Mr. Theo Wallace Jr.

 

Supply Technician


Mr. Ronald Johnson

Not Pictured: Mr. Al Womack, Interim Recruiting Operations Officer;