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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 as a 91A-Medic and began his active duty career as a 74F-Computer Programmer.  Accepted to the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned an Army Signal Corps Officer in 1997. He has earned: an AA in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland, BA in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College, MBA (Information Technology Management) from Touro University, and a MS in Strategy and Planning from the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University.

Previous 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, 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 is authorized to wear the Parachutist, Air Assault, the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Army Identification Staff Badges. He is a Bronze Order of Mercury and Horatio Gates Medallion recipient.


Senior Military Instructor

MSG Geriah McAvin

Bio and photograph coming soon.

Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Matt Fleming

CPT Matthew Fleming is a native of Burrillville, Rhode Island. He graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in The Study of War, Peace, and Diplomacy and was commissioned as an Army Aviation officer in May 2007.

CPT Fleming’s first assignment was with 3rd Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Fort Hood, TX from June 2009 until November 2011. He served as an Air Assault Platoon Leader and the Battalion S4, deploying in 2010 to Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan with TF Mustang in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From 2011-2012, CPT Fleming served as an Aviation Basic Officer Leadership Course Instructor at Fort Rucker. July 2013 through September 2015, CPT Fleming was assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade where he served as the Battalion Assistant S3 and the Alpha Company Commander within 5-158th AVN REGT (GSAB). His most recent assignment was an Aviation Unit Observer Coach, Trainer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany from October 2015 to June 2017. His military education includes Airborne School; the Aviation Officer Basic Course; the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course; the UH-60A/L Blackhawk Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) school; the Army Basic Instructor Course, the Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and the Aviation Captain’s Career Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Air Medal (NUM 2), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (NUM 3), ISAF NATO Medal, Aviator badge and the Parachutist badge.

CPT Fleming is single and currently lives in Beavercreek, Ohio.


Assistant Professor of Military Science

1LT Matthew Barber

1LT Matthew Barber is a native of Denver, Colorado. He graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as an Infantry officer in May 2014.

1LT Barber’s first assignment was with 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from March 2015 until May 2017. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and company Executive Officer, deploying in 2015 to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Air Assault School, Airborne School, the Infantry Mortar Leader Course, Jumpmaster Course, and Ranger School. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Polish Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

1LT Barber currently lives in Dayton, Ohio.


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.

Contact Information
Office: 937-376-6283
Cell: 937-361-2263


Human Resource Technician



Senior Military Science Instructor


Supply Technician

Mr. Ronald Johnson