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Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kevin Wolf has served in numerous Army command and Staff positions in the United States Army and overseas over the past 18 years as a Field Artillery officer. His overseas assignments include three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi freedom and a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operations Spartan Shield. During his deployments he led small and medium sized units and served in staff positions.
LTC Wolf previously served as a fire support officer at the company, battalion, and brigade echelon; commanded a paladin artillery battery; instructor and department lead in the basic officer leader’s course at the Field Artillery schoolhouse; operations officer in a Field Artillery Battalion and Brigade (DIVARTY). In his last assignment he served as an operations officer in the Contingency Command Post for Army North at Ft Sam Houston, TX conducting multiple operations integrating active duty and reserve Soldiers supporting lead federal agencies and direct support to states for disaster response operations. He supported multiple hurricanes, established vaccination sites, and integrating medical personnel into over 30 hospitals during COVID response operations.
LTC Wolf’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course; Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, and the Command and General Staff College.
LTC Wolf’s military award and decorations include four awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, three awards of the Bronze Star Medal, three awards of the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
LTC Wolf and his wife Leah have three children Jacob (7), Evelyn (6), and Caleb (4).
MSG Jones is native of Beckley, West Virginia. He entered the United States Army in October 2001 and completed Basic Training and AIT at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a Cannon Crew Member(13B).
MSG Jones assignments include: Alpha Battery 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery, Bamberg Germany; Bravo Battery 1stBattalion 41st Field Artillery, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Alpha Battery 2SCR, Vilseck Germany; 2nd Battalion 39th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson South Carolina; Alpha Battery 3rd Battalion 7th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks Hawaii; 2ndBattalion 17th Field Artillery, Joint Base Lewis McChord Washington; University of Oklahoma Army ROTC, Norman Oklahoma.
MSG Jones has completed Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course as a Distinguished Honor Graduate, Senior Leaders Course as a Distinguished Honor Graduate and recipient of the Commandants Writing Award, and the First Sergeants Course. MSG Jones has also completed Drill Sergeant School, Master Resiliency Course, and Sling Load Inspector Course. His deployments include Operation Enduring, and two deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His Awards include the Bronze Star (1), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (6), Army Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Ribbon (1), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (7), NATO Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, German Weapons Proficiency Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
MSG Jones is married to his wife Jennifer Jones and they have two daughters Paislee and Lilly.
MAJ Sean N. Hoyt is a native of Mission Viejo, California. He joined the Army in 200. In 2010, he graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. In 2019, he became the first service member to graduate from the Harvard Business Analytics Program at Harvard Business School.
After USMA graduation, he commissioned as a Transportation Officer (88A) and attended the Transportation Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Lee, VA followed by an assignment to Fort Sill, OK. His first assignment was Platoon Leader for C BTRY, 2-18 Field Artillery Regiment (FAR). He then moved to the 69th Forward Support Company (FSC), 2-18 FAR to serve as the Distribution Platoon Leader. After this he served as the 69th FSC Executive Officer for 18 months both in garrison and deployed. Upon his return from deployment, he volunteered for a one year tour in South Korea where he served as the Operations Officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobility and Security of Area IV.
In 2014, he attended the Logistics Captains Career Course in Fort Lee, VA and became a Multifunctional Logistician (90A). His follow on assignment was to Fort Hood, TX. In 2015, he assumed duties as the Fort Hood Movement Control Officer in 49th Transportation Battalion (MC). On 04 December, 2015 he assumed Command of Service Company, 4-5 Air Defense Artillery Battalion in Fort Hood, TX. After serving as the Company Commander for 2 ½ years, both in garrison and deployed, he was selected to serve in the United States Army Recruiting Command. On 01 August, 2018, MAJ Hoyt assumed Command of the Fort Lauderdale Recruiting Company where he successfully lead the Company for 2 years. After four and a half years as a Company Commander, MAJ Hoyt joined the OU Army ROTC department in August, 2020.
His awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, six Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, two Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, the Parachutist Badge, The U.S. Army Recruiter Badge, and was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
MAJ Hoyt is happily married to his wife, Dr. Miranda E. Wood Hoyt
Captain Christopher Guthrie was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, but completed his secondary education in Oklahoma. In February 2002, he enlisted in the United States Army as a Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember, completing his Initial Military Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 2005, he reclassified his Military Occupational Specialty to Fire Support Specialist. Captain Guthrie held nearly every key leadership position within the two occupations. His duty positions included MLRS Gunner, Ammunition Team Chief, MLRS Section Chief, Forward Observer, Close Observation Lasing Team Chief, Company Fire Support NCO, Brigade Targeting NCO, Fire Support Specialist AIT Instructor, and Platoon Sergeant.
In May 2012, Captain Guthrie commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He holds a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma (2019) and a Bachelor of Science from Cameron University (2012).
Captain Guthrie is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Captains Career Course, Joint Fires Observer Course, Joint Firepower Course, Air Assault, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Modern Army Combative Level I, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, and the Common Faculty Development Instructor Course.
Captain Guthrie’s first duty assignment as an officer was with 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he served as Company Fire Support Officer. Afterwards, he served as an Executive Officer for Bravo Battery, Charlie Battery, and Headquarters Battery of 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery. After completing the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, he was assigned to the 428th Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he served as a Field Artillery Basic Officer Leaders Course Fire Support instructor, the Fire Support Department Branch Chief, and the Commander of Bravo Battery and Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 30th Field Artillery.
Currently Captain Guthrie serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Oklahoma.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award) the Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War of Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Air Assault Badge. Captain Guthrie is also a recipient of the Order of Saint Barbara.
Captain Guthrie is married to his wife of over 18 years, Jennifer, and they have two children, Joshua (17) and Callee (14).
MSG Spang is a native of Idaho Falls, ID. He entered the United States Army in March 2006 and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA as a Infantryman (11B).
MSG Spang's assignments include: Bravo and HHC 2-30 IN Fort Polk, Louisiana; Bravo Company 2-58 IN, Fort Benning, Georgia; Dog, India and Easy Company 2-506 IN, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 2 Troop Able Squadron Asymmetric Warfare Group Fort Meade, Maryland; University of Oklahoma Army ROTC, Norman Oklahoma.
MSG Spang has completed Basic Leaders Course Commandants List, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and Master Leaders Course. MSG Spang has also completed Airborne School, Air assault School, Reconnaissance Surveillance Leaders Course (RSLC), Sniper School, SERE, Red Team Mobile Trainer Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Resiliency Course, Tactical Information Operations Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course and Unit Prevention Leaders Course. His deployments include 2 deployments to Operation Enduring Freedom and one deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His Awards include the Bronze Star (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (4), Army Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Ribbon (1), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), NATO Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge.
MSG Spang is married to his wife Ashley Spang and they have 3 sons Kyler, Kade, Kash and one daughter Karsyn.
SFC Rubach enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 2003. He first served at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO as a Combat Engineer for Cco 577th, then HHC 577th ENG BN, 1st ENG BDE and then became a Specialized Search Dog hander and deployed to Iraq with the 94th ENG DET (SSD), 5th ENG BN. He was then DA selected to attend Recruiting School. After training he was assigned to be a Recruiter at St. Ann, MO from 2007 until 2010. Upon completion of his USAREC Tour he was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea as the DIVENG G3 Operation Sergeant from 2010 to 2011. He was then stationed at Ft. Hood, TX with the 1-395th Engineer Regiment and served as an Observer Controller Trainer with First Army DIVWEST till 2013 and then moved to the 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1stCavalry Division. There he served as a Squad Leader then Platoon Sergeant with Apex Company. Upon completion of his Key Leader Development time he became the S3 Assistant Operation Sergeant and then the Company Operation Sergeant with HHC “Reaper Company.” In February 2020, SFC Rubach arrived at the University of Oklahoma where he serves as an MS III Instructor. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), Army Good Conduct medal (5th Award), Army Superior Unit Award, Driver’s Badge (Wheel), Army Gold Recruiting Badge (3S), and the Air Assault Badge.
Mr. Hershel Turner is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma. He entered the United States Army on July 18, 1979. He completed Basic Training and Advance Initial Training at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. Mr. Turner has served in numerous leadership positions from Howitzer Section chief to Command Sergeant Major.
His assignments include Gunner and Howitzer Section Chief, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery, Howitzer Section Chief, A Battery 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, Drill Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, Gunnery Sergeant, B Battery 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery and Chief of Firing Battery, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, First Sergeant, 4th Battalion 82nd Field Artillery, First Sergeant, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, First Sergeant, Headquarters and Service Battery 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, Senior Enlisted Instructor, ROTC, Kent State University, Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion, 30th Field Artillery, and Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, CSM for the Division Artillery Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Post CSM for White Sands Missile Range and CSM United States Army Cadet Command. Mr. Turner has been the Recruiting Operations Officer at Seattle University, University of South Alabama and now holds the Recruiting Operations Officer job at University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Turner’s military and civilian education includes Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Primary Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advance Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, Master Fitness School, First Sergeant Course, EO School, Mediation Course, Garrison Installation Course and the Sergeant Majors Academy. He earned his Associates Degree from Pikes Peak Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Leadership Management from Trident University.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (4 Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (11th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.
Shayne was born in Chico California. He has a long list of family members who have served in the US Army, including his dad, Ben Emerson, who is retired Army. He spent his childhood as a typical military kid, moving every 3 years or so to his dad’s new duty station. He has been all over the United States, his favorite place he lived was Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, as a kid he made so many amazing memories there!
He graduated from Lawton High School and joined the US Army, serving as a Fuel Tank Truck Driver from 1987 to 1990.
1990-2001: Worked for Schneider National Trucking Company, in addition to driving O.T.R. and being able to see 49 states (all except Alaska) he drove dedicated runs, Yard Hostler, was in house management, and the maintenance service coordinator.
2001-2018: Started and operated his own business, Amazing Reglazing in Richmond, KY where he repaired and refinished bathtubs, tile, sinks, countertops, and cabinets.
2018-2021: Truck Driver for the Veterans Administration in Lexington, KY.
January 2022: Started as the new Supply and Logistics Technician for the OU Army ROTC. Coming full circle, Shayne is honored and excited to serve the ROTC family while being closer to his own! He now lives only 1 hour from his daughter, Megan, and his 3 grandchildren, Chase, Kaylea, and Gunner.
Born in Sacramento, CA, I have worked with Law Offices as a Legal Secretary and Financial Corporations reconciling books. I moved to Norman, OK in 1984 and worked for Moore Norman Vocational Technical School as Book store clerk and Receptionist. Enjoyed living in Norman Oklahoma and have made this my permanent home. Ventured out to a new job at the University of Oklahoma working as a temporary secretary at the Dean’s Office College of Business. I then took the temporary secretary job at the Military Science Department Army ROTC at the University of Oklahoma in 1986. I really enjoyed the position here at the Army ROTC and have stayed ever since. I was offered the Government position and was promoted to Military Science Clerk in 1987. My title now is Human Resources Assistant with the Army ROTC and have stayed in this position to present. It is my pleasure to support such fine young men and women, to watch them grow and become Leaders in our United States Army.
Ridley comes from a proud military family and has always had a passion for supporting service members and their families. They spent much of their teenage years volunteering with the Oklahoma National Guard and at 16 was named The Oklahoma Army National Guard Youth Volunteer of the Year. Ridley's father recently retired with 30 years of service, and they are very proud of him.
The OU Army ROTC was a natural fit for Ridley, and they are so excited to be able to support the next generation of service members.
Ridley lives in Norman with their wife and very spoiled black cat. In their free time they enjoy board games, needlework, and camping.
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