Maurader Battalion Cadre
Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Bryant
LTC Reginald E. Bryant is a native of Los Angeles (Watts) California, where he enlisted in the California Army National Guard in 1986 as a 91A-Medic. He began his active duty career in 1989 as a 74F-Computer Programmer. As a Staff Sergeant, he was accepted to the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia and was commissioned an Army Signal Corps Officer in 1997. He has earned: an Associate Degree in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland, a Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College, a Master in Business Administration (Information Technology Management) from Touro University, and a Master of Science in Strategy and Planning from the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University.
His assignments include: Commander, 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, XVIII Corps, Fort Gordon GA; Executive Officer to the Director, LandWarNet/Mission Command, HQDA-G-3/5/7, The Pentagon; Battalion Operations Officer/S-3 , 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan Korea; Speechwriter-Director’s Initiatives Group, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade Maryland; Branch Chief- Global Command and Control Systems, Joint Staff Support Center, The Pentagon; Senior Communications Watch Officer – Operations Team 3, National Military Command Center, Joint Staff, The Pentagon; Signal Captains Career Manager, Army Human Resource Command, Alexandria Virginia; Assistant S-3, Company Commander, 13th Signal Battalion and S-6, 1st Brigade (Ironhorse), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood Texas; S-6 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment and Contingency Communications Package Platoon Leader 501st Signal Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
LTC Bryant’s military education includes: Joint Advance Warfighting School – Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth Kansas; United States Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course, Quantico Virginia; and the Signal Officer Basic Course, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
LTC Bryant’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He has earned the Army Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge and is authorized to wear the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Army Identification Staff Badges. He is a Bronze Order of Mercury and Horatio Gates Medallion recipient.
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
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.
Recruiting Operations Officer
Mr. Steve Harmon
Steve Harmon earned a Regular Army commission in the Corps of Engineers at Morehead State University on 14 May 1982 after being designated the Distinguished Military Graduate for his class.
Steve served 22 years on active duty with the United States Army in a variety of traditional and non-traditional jobs in the Corps of Engineers and the Cavalry. He has multiple tours and deployments overseas to include Europe, Southwest Asia and Africa.
After his Officer Basic Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, he reported to Kornwesthiem, Federal Republic of Germany where he served as a Bridge Platoon Leader in the 563rd Engineer Battalion, 38th Engineer Company, Medium Girder Bridge. He was then transferred to the 275th Engineer Company, Atomic Demolition Munitions where he served as a Platoon Leader, Operations Officer, and the Executive Officer.
Upon his return to the United States he was again assigned to Fort Belvoir where he worked at the Atomic Demolition Munitions School and graduated from the Engineer Officer Advanced Course. Following EOAC, he moved to Fort Riley, Kansas and assumed duties as the Battalion Motor Officer, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. While at Fort Riley he commanded Charlie Company 1st Engineer Battalion. Following his command, he was asked to serve as the S-4 in the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment.
Steve’s next assignment took him again to Fort Belvoir, Virginia where he was the Course Coordinator for the Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy Officer’s Course at the Defense Mapping School, Defense Mapping Agency.
He then moved to Fort Irwin, California where he served as the Regimental Engineer for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and concurrently as the Division Engineer for 60th Guards Motorized Rifle Division OPFOR.
After the NTC he was stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany where he served as the Director of Public Works for the Grafenwoehr-Vilseck Military Communities. Following this assignment, he served as the S-3 Operations Officer for the 409th Base Support Battalion and later as the Secretary to the General’s Staff, 7th Army Training Command, 7th Army Europe.
Following Europe, Steve accepted an assignment as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Wright State University. Upon his retirement from 22 years of active duty service, he continued to teach ROTC at Central State University as a contractor.
Steve then started a small business but stopped to accept a position as the Superintendent of Maintenance at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Steve stayed in this position until he again returned to ROTC as the Recruiting Operations Officer at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his eight years at Xavier he was recalled to active duty for two additional years and allowed to remain at Xavier as the Recruiting Officer. Steve then transferred to his current position as the Recruiting Operations Officer at Central State University.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Valorous Unit Citation.
Steve resides in Beavercreek, Ohio with his wife Kim. Steve has three children and five grandchildren.
Human Resource Technician
Mr. Ronald Johnson
Senior Military Science Instructor
Mr. Rob Snyder
Rob Snyder graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was commissioned as a Transportation officer through UC’s Army ROTC program.
He is currently serving in the US Army Reserves as a Detachment Commander for a Tactical Psychological Operations company, and is in the final phases of the PSYOP Captains Career Course.
Rob Snyder’s was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2013-2014) Kabul, Afghanistan. His awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Nato Medal, and multiple service ribbons.
He resides in West Chester, OH with his wife.