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titleLieutenant Colonel Felisha Rhodes

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Assistant Professor of Military Science/Executive Officer

PHONE: 937-376-6281

RANK: Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)

BRANCH: Medical Specialist Corps






LTC Felisha L Rhodes was born in Chicago. In 1992, she received her Bachelor of Science in Food Science Nutrition and was commissioned as a Reserve Officer as a Second Lieutenant in the Specialist Corps in 1992. She also holds two Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on Nutrition and Human Resource Management.

LTC Rhodes began her military career in 1987 when she enlisted with the United States Army Reserves as a Private. Her first duty
assignment was in Chicago, Illinois with the 801st General Hospital where she served as an Army Hospital Food Service Specialist. Her next assignment was with the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, as a Registered Dietitian. She has proudly served this unit since 1992, and is currently the Chief of Nutrition Care Division.

As a member of the United States Army Reserve, Major Rhodes has the opportunity to have a duel career where she is able to serve her county while maintaining a civilian career with the University of Minnesota where she is an Assistant Professor and Extension Educator. 
Major Rhodes provides leadership for the Nutrition Education Programs to assure appropriate and adequate nutrition education is provided to limited resource individuals and families in three Minnesota Counties. MAJ Rhodes is currently working on two certifications in sports nutrition: National Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with the American Dietetic Association (CSSD).

LTC Rhodes‘awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Reserves Component Achievement Medal with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, theGlobal War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserves Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.


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