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PROGRAM HISTORY

The OU Army ROTC has its roots in the Student Volunteer Regiment, which was formed in 1917 as a result of the entry of the United States into the First World War. Then-University President Stratton D. Brooks approved the creation of an amateur military unit at the behest of the study body, which demanded instruction in basic military skills and tactics. The Regiment, however, lacked instructors, equipment, and formal support from the Army. Lasting only one semester, the Student Volunteer Regiment was soon supplanted by the Student Military Regiment, which was led by two retired Army officers who themselves hand-carved wooden military drill rifles.

The War Department finally granted formal support for military training at the University of Oklahoma in the fall 1918 with the creation of the Student Army Training Corps - a program designed to train students for immediate wartime service. With the abrupt end of the War, however, the program was short-lived, and it was soon replaced by the Reserve Officer Training Corps, which sought to train college-educated men for commissioned Army service.[1]

Since then, the OU Army ROTC has continually produced Army officers - save a brief interruption during the Second World War, which was a war in which 503 OU Army ROTC alumni were killed. OU Army ROTC alumni have served in every major American war. Today, most recent graduates have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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CADRE AND STAFF

FALL 2021

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Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Cryer

Professor of Military Science

Years in Service: 1995 - Present

Branch: Aviation

Contact: ryan.a.cryer-1@ou.edu

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Master Sergeant Shawn Jones

Senior Military Instructor

Years in Service: 2001 - Present

Branch: Field Artillery

Contact: shawn.d.jones-1@ou.edu

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Major Tanya Buckley

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Years in Service: 2005 - Present

Branch: Chemical Corp

Contact: tanya.j.buckley.mil@mail.mil

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Major Sean Hoyt

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Years in Service: 2010 - Present

Branch: Transportation

Contact: sean.n.hoyt.mil@mail.mil

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Captain Christopher Guthrie

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Years in Service: 2002 - Present

Branch: Field Artillery

Contact: christopher.d.guthrie-1@ou.edu

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Sergeant First Class Joshua Rubach

Military Science Instructor

Years in Service: 2003 - Present

Branch: Combat Engineer

Contact: joshua.a.rubach-1@ou.edu

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Sergeant First Class Seth Spang

Military Science Instructor

Years in Service: 2006 - Present

Branch: Infantry

Contact: TBP

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Mr. Mark E. Woommavovah

Leadership & Talent Scout

Years in Service: 1991 - 2019

Branch: Military Police

Contact: mark.e.woommavovah-1@ou.edu

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Mr. Hershel Turner

Recruiting Operations Officer

Years in Service: 1979 - 2018

Branch: Field Artillery

Contact: hershel.l.turner-1@ou.edu

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VACANT

Logistician

Years in Service: 

Branch: 

Contact: 

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Ms. Sandy Burleson

Human Resources Technician

Years in Program: 1986 - Present

Contact: sburleson@ou.edu

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Mrs. Kristi Wilson

Administrative Staff Assistant

Years in Program: 2021 - Present

Contact: wilson-k@ou.edu

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CADET LEADERSHIP

FALL 2021

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Cadet Alexander Markano

Battalion Commander

From: Denver, CO

Education Status: MSIV, Criminology Undergrad

Service: N/A

Future Plans: Aviation Officer

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Cadet Morgan Belding

Command Sergeant Major

From: Manassas, VA

Education Status: MSIV, International Studies Undergrad

Service: 120th FSC 

Future Plans: Military Intelligence Officer

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Cadet Kameron Brede

Battalion Executive Officer

From: Edomond, OK

Education Status: MSIV, History Undergrad

Service: N/A

Future Plans: Aviation Officer

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