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Professor of Military Science

photo of Lt. Col. Samuel Dallas Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Dallas Jr.

LTC Samuel Dallas Jr. hails from Orlando Florida. He enlisted in the Army, under the delayed-entry program, as a 12C-Combat Engineer in 1988 located in Fort Leonard Wood (FLW), Missouri. As a Soldier, he served in numerous units holding positions of increasing responsibility up through the rank of Sergeant First Class. LTC Dallas was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) Dec 2000 and commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation in April 2001. LTC Dallas holds a MA degree in in Public Administration from Webster University, a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland, and an AA in Liberal Arts from the Central College of Texas.

Previous assignments include: Chief of Operations, Operations Group Delta, Mission Command Training Program (MCTP), Engineer OC/T (Operations Group Bravo), MCTP, Fort Leavenworth Kansas; Executive Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters BN, 2ND INF DIV, Brigade Engineer/Planner, 1ST Armored Brigade Combat Team, G3 Protection Chief, 2ND INF DIV, South Korea; Chief of Engineers, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Kabul International Airport Afghanistan; Exchange Officer/Observer Control Trainer (OC/T), National Training Center w/ duty in the United Kingdom; Brigade S3 Planner for Headquarters, U.S. Army Evaluation Command, Echo Company Commander, 2ND INF BN, 5TH INF RGT,1ST Armored DIV, Fort Bliss Texas; Alpha Commander Company, 46TH EN BN, AS3 46TH EN BN (Heavy), Fort Polk Louisiana; AS3, 3RD BDE, 3RD INF DIV, PLT Leader, C317TH Engineer (EN) Battalion (BN) (CBT), 3RD Brigade (BDE), 3RD INF DIV, Assistant S3 (AS3) Operations Officer, 317TH EN BN (CBT), 3RD BDE, 3RD INF DIV, Fort Benning Georgia.

LTC Dallas’ military education includes: Airborne School, Officer Candidate School, the Engineer Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses, Combatives Level 1, Sapper Leader Course, Joint Engineer Operations Course, Joint Planner’s Course, and Command and General Staff College.

LTC Dallas’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd Award), Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachute Badge, French Commando Badge, German Proficiency Badge (Silver), Drill Sergeant Instructor Badge and Driver Badge.


Senior Military Instructor

Master Sergeant John W. Meyer

Master Sergeant John W. Meyer is a native of Longmont, Colorado and entered the military in June of 2004. He started his military career with the ARMY as a Cavalry Scout (19D).

Over his career, Master Sergeant Meyer progressively served in leadership positions within his career management field. Leadership positions included: Gunner; Team Leader; Squad Leader; Section Sergeant; Platoon Sergeant; First Sergeant; and where he currently serves as a Senior Military Science Instructor for Central State University’s ROTC program.

His military education includes: Basic Leaders Course; Advance Leaders Course; Maneuver Senior Leaders Course; Cavalry Leaders Course; SHARP Course; Equal Opportunity Course; Master Resilience Trainer Course; and Stryker Master Gunner School.

Previous assignments of Master Sergeant Meyer include: 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, Fort Stewart, Ga; 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, Fort Carson, CO; 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, Fort Wainwright, AK; 3rd Squadron, 3rd SFAB, Fort Hood, TX; and currently serving as the Senior Military Science Instructor for Central State University.

Master Sergeant Meyer’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2nd); Meritorious Service Medal (2nd); Army Commendation Medal (8th); Army Achievement Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (5th); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd); Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Combat Action Badge; Drivers Badge.

Master Sergeant Meyer is married to Patricia L. Meyer, they have two beautiful children, Son Berl; Daughter Nicole.

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Michael Hughes

CPT Michael Hughes is originally from Saint Paris, Ohio. He commissioned from Wright State University’s Army ROTC program in 2012 as a Second Lieutenant. He initially branched into the Quartermaster Corps attending BOLC II at Fort Lee, Virginia. He would later return to Fort Lee as a Captain, completing the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course. CPT Hughes holds a BA degree in History from Wright State University.

Previous assignments include: Maintenance Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 94th BSB, 4TH BCT, 10th MTN DIV, Fort Polk Louisiana; Transportation Platoon Leader, Alpha Company, 6th BN, 162ND IN BDE Fort Polk Louisiana; MCO and Maintenance Platoon Leader, Echo Company, 2-4 IN BN, 3rd BCT, 10TH MTN DIV Fort Polk Louisiana; CUOPs S3, HSC, 308TH BSB, 17TH FA BDE, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; HSC Company Commander, 308th BSB, 17th FA BDE, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

CPT Hughes’ military education includes BOLC I and II, Basic Instructor Training Course, Sling Load Inspector Course, Combatives Level I and the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course.

CPT Hughes’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.


Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain James Kellar

CPT James Kellar is from Grove City, Ohio. He commissioned in the Army through Wright State University’s ROTC program as 91A- Maintenance and Munitions Officer in 2012. Since commissioning he has held multiple positions in different units. When he was promoted to Captain he went to FT Lee, VA to become a Logistician. He currently holds a BA in Communication.

Previous assignments include: Maintenance Platoon leader followed by Maintenance Control Officer and D FSC XO with 4-9 CAV in the 1st CAV DIV, Forward Support Company Commander with 1-5 FA in the 1st Infantry DIV.

CPT Kellar’s military education includes: Ordnance Basic Officer Course, Support Operations phase 1, Combatives level 1, and Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course. CPT Kellar’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service medal, Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal, Global War on Terrorism medal, Korean Defense Service medal, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Art. 5, and Combat Action Badge.



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.

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


Supply Technician

Mr. Ronald Johnson