LTC ROBBIE J. CROSS
Professor of Military Science
Telephone: (334) 727-8379
LTC Robbie Cross was born in South Carolina and reared in Pemberton, NJ. He is prior service, first serving in HHT 3/3 Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, TX. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and received his commission through Army ROTC at Alabama A & M University. LTC Cross was branch detailed from the Quartermaster Corps to Infantry for his first assignment as an officer. Upon completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course, LTC Cross served as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in E Co, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea.
Afterwad, LTC Cross served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of 488th QM Company, 530th Supply & Services Battalion and the Chief of Supply, 1st COSCOM at Fort Bragg, NC. Following the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, he was assigned to Vicenza, Italy, serving as the Operations Officer for 22d Area Support Group (ASG) followed by Company Command of HHC, 22d ASG.
Subsequent positions include Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of South Alabama; Logistics Advisor, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabia Modernization Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Instructor of Theater Logistics at the Army Logistics Management College/Army Logistics University. Just prior to his assignment as the Golden Tiger Battalion Commander, he served as the Combat Service Support Team Chief at Camp Blackhorse, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Camp Stone, Herat, Afghanistan.
LTC Cross’s military education includes a B.S. in Management, M.S. in Logistics Management, Intermediate Level Education (ILE), Combined Arms and Staff Services School, Logistics Executive Development Course. His awards include the Bronze Star, 4 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals, 4 Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the NATO Medal. His badges include Airborne, Air Assault, and Rigger.
LTC Cross is married to the former Delois Ann Jones and they have one child, Robbie, Jr.
MSG FREDDIE GREEN
Senior Military Instructor
Master Sergeant Freddie M. Green is a native of Moss Point, Mississippi. He entered the U.S. Army in January 1994, and completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, graduating as a Cavalry Scout.
MSG Green has completed tours that include A Troop 4/9th Cavalry and E Company 3/17th Cavalry in Wainwright, Alaska; 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana (deploying to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia); the US Army Non-commissioned Officers Academy at Fort Knox, Kentucky; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Regiment, 72nd Armor Battalion in South Korea; 1st Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado (deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom(OIF)); 1st
Battalion, 393 Infantry Regiment, 2-14 Cavalry Squadron (deploying twice in support of OIF and Operation New Dawn. He also served as First Sergeant for A Troop and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. Prior to his assignment as the Senior Military Instructor for Tuskegee
University in 2012, MSG Green served in numerous positions of responsibility starting with Cavalry Scout driver, M60, M240, M2 gunner, Senior Scout, Truck Commander, Bradley Commander, Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, and First
MSG Green’s military education includes the Warrior Leaders’ Course; in 1999, he graduated from the Advance Leaders’ Course and in 2005 he graduated from the Senior Leaders’ Course. MSG Green has completed the Combat Lifesaver Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, and the Instructor Training Course. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Alabama.
MSG Green’s military awards, decorations, and badges include the Bronze Star (with valor, 2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals (8), Army Achievement (2) Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Good Conduct Medal (6), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, Physical Fitness Badge, Order of St. George, Five Orders of the Spur, and numerous Certificates of Achievement and Training. MSG Green is also a member of the Excellence in Cavalry program.
MSG Green is married to the former Ms. Ebony M. Buckner and is the father of one son, Antonio Buckner, and three daughters: Markeya, Taya, Mercori.
MAJ. REBECCA E. BEARD
Assitant Professor of Military Science
Maj. Rebecca E. Beard is originally from Bremerton, WA. The daughter of a career naval officer, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from SeattlePacific University in 2003. She entered the Army in August of 2003 and attended Basic Traning at Fort Jackson, SC. After completing Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., she was commissioned in the U.S. Army in February 2004.
Maj. Beard has served in multiple assignments to include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 194th Military Police Company;. Assistant OperationsOfficer, 716th and 504th Military Police Battalion; and Commander 571st Military Police Company, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Maj. Beard’s military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic Course(2004), the Military Police Captains’ Career Course (2009), Anti-terrorism Level II(2006), Airborne School (2006), and the Pathfinder Course (2006). She is also a graduate of the Sabalauski Air Assault School (2004) at Fort Campbell, KY. Maj. Beard is married to Benjamin C. Hawley and they currently reside in Auburn, Ala., with their two dogs.
When not in uniform, Maj. Beard enjoys the outdoors. In August 2013, she and her husband completed all 93 miles of the Wonderland Trail in Washington State. She also enjoys running, hiking and Star Wars.
MSG Kelvin D. Rodriguez
Recruiter/MS II Instructor
MSG Kelvin D. Rodriguez is a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He joined the U.S. Army in November 1997 and completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Georgia. MSG Rodriguez’ duty assignments include D company, 1-23 IN, Fort Lewis Washington; C company,2-9 IN, Camp Casey, Korea; A and B Company 1-12 IN, Fort Carson Colorado; B company, 1-68 CAB, Fort Carson Colorado; F company, 2-54 IN, Fort Benning Georgia and A company, 3-21 IN, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
His duty positions include Rifleman, Automatic Rifleman, Grenadier, Team Leader, Squad Leader,Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant and Platoon Leader. He served as Team Leader during Operation Ensuring Freedom, Kuwait; as Squad Leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and IV,Iraq and as Platoon Sergeant and Platoon Leader during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
MSG Rodriguez’ military education includes the Combat Life Saver Course, Field Sanitation Course,Warrior Leaders Course, Driver’s Examiner Course, Modern Army Combative Levels I and II, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, Senior Leaders Course,Striker Leader Course and Military Science Instructor Training Course. MSG Rodriguez’ Awards and decorations consist of the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal (7 Awards), Army Achievement Medal (6 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3 Awards), Good Conduct Medal (5 Awards), Overseas Service Ribbon (5 Awards), Afghan NATO Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge.
SFC Rodriguez is also a distinguished member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. MSG Rodriguez is married to the former Yesenia Couvertier and is the father of three sons: Kelvin Jr., Adrian and Angelo
MRS. BRENDA MCDADE
Human Resources Technician
Mrs. Brenda McDade was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, at John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, the facility now home to the U.S. National Bioethics Center on the campus of Tuskegee University; she was reared in Montgomery, Alabama. She is graduated from Alabama A & M University, Normal, Alabama, in 1984, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management.
Mrs. McDade has been employed by the Department of Defense and with the Army ROTC program for over 23 years as a Human Resource Assistant. She began her career with the Auburn University “Tiger” Battalion in 1984, and transferred to Tuskegee University's “Golden Tiger” Battalion in 1994.
Mrs. McDade is a member of the Mt. Meigs Church of Christ where her husband serves as the Assistant Pastor and Youth Minister.Mrs. McDade and her husband Anthony have six children: Vinson, Anginetta, Breanna, Antonia, Anthonese, and Anthony II, and one adopted daughter, Krya McGill.
MR. JIMMY DAVIS
Supply Technician/ MS I Instructor
Telephone: (334) 727-8649
Mr. Jimmy Davis is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Management from Trinity College, Metairie, Louisiana, in 2004. Mr. Davis enlisted in the June 1978. He completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and graduated from 76P Materiel Control and Accounting Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Fort Lee Virginia.
Mr. Davis's first duty station was the 24th Infantry Division Materiel Management Center (DMMC), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. His overseas tours of duty include Holland, Netherlands; Hawaii, two in the Republic of Korea, and two tours in Germany. Stateside, he served at Anniston Army Depot, Alabama; Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Riley, Kansas. Mr. Davis held positions from Squad Leader to Sergeant Major.
Mr. Davis’s military education includes the Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Academies, Master Fitness Coursel, and the Sergeant Major's Academy.
Mr. Davis's military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
After retiring as a Master Sergeant with 24 years of service, Mr. Davis was employed with AAFES. He also worked for the Department of State in Al Hilas, Iraq, as an Assistant Project Manager.
Mr. Davis currently lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and has two sons, Jimmy, Jr. and Jamal.
SFC PEDRO C. BROOMES
Recruiter/Instructor/Army National Guard Liaison
SFC Pedro C. Broomes was born in Barbados, West Indies, and reared in Bronx, New York. He joined the United States Army on 12 January 1996, and attended Basic Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Knox, Ky. He enlisted as a Bradley Turret Mechanic. He joined the Alabama Army National Guard in July 2000.
SFC Broomes has served in multiple units including HHC 1-29 Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; Alpha Company, 1-167 Infantry Battalion, Valley, Alabama. During his tenure in Alpha Company, SFC Broomes served in a CONUS Deployment and three hurricane duty assignments. He also served in 167th Forward Support Company, Oxford Alabama; and most recently with the 22nd Recruiting and Retention Battalion in Montgomery, Ala.
SFC Broomes has served in a variety of positions such as Brigade Bradley Turret Mechanic, Alpha Company Bradley Turret Mechanic (SL), Alpha Company Motor Sergeant (PSG), Detachment 08 Recruiting Sustainment Program (RSP) Admin NCO, Battalion Recruiting NCO, Officer Strength Management (OSM) Team NCO (Tuskegee University) and, 22nd R&R Battalion Recruiting NCO (TL).
SFC Broomes’ military education includes Air Assault School, Combat Life Saver (CLS), Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), Recruiting and Retention School, Instructor Training Course (ITC), Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) Course, Officer Strength Management Course (OSM) and Senior Leaders Course (SLC).
SFC Broomes’ awards and badges include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Development Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the Recruiter Ribbon, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Reserve Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Driver’s Badge Track, Mechanic’s Badge Track, and Master Recruiter’s Badge.
SFC Broomes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University. He is a member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National Guard NCO Association. SFC Broomes is married to the former Syretta Jones of Smiths, Alabama; they have three children, Pedro, Xavius and Alexius.
Ms.TERESA A. TOWNSEND
Recruiting Operations Officer
Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1985 through Tuskegee Institute’s (University) Reserve Officer Training Corps. Over her twenty-eight year military career, she has served in a myriad of command and staff positions in the both the Active Army and U.S. Army Reserve. Ms. Townsend, is a Department of the Army Civilian employee serving as the Recruiting Operations Officer for the Tiger Battalion.
A Distinguished Military Graduate and Tuskegee University’s first Gold Bar Recruiter, Ms. Townsend’s active duty assignments include the 75th Support Battalion, 194th Armored Brigade (Separate), Fort Knox, Kentucky; the 375th Maintenance Battalion, Yongsan, Republic of Korea; the 187th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and the Ordnance Missile and Munitions Center and School, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. After serving ten years on active duty, Ms. Townsend transferred into the Army Reserve in August 1995, serving as a maintenance officer with the 375th Transportation Group (Composite), Mobile, Alabama; Observer Controller/Trainer (OC/T), OC/T Academy Instructor, and Group Adjutant with 1st Brigade 87th Division, and as a Staff Observer/Controller.
Mobilized as a member of Task Force 1/87th in 2004, Ms. Townsend served as a Mobile Training Team Chief in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom, subsequently leading to her appointment as Task Force Executive Officer. Ms. Townsend went on to serve as the Commandant of the Observer Controller/Trainer Academy for 4th Brigade, 75th BCTD, and as the Equal Opportunity Advisor and Unit Public Affairs Representative for 4th Brigade, 75th BCTD, all in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon promotion to Colonel (O-6), Ms. Townsend deployed in support of Operation New Dawn as the Director of Logistics, Iraq Training and Advisory Mission–Army, Baghdad, Iraq.
Ms. Townsend’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hour glass and M Device, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.
Ms. Townsend is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, and the Command and General Staff Officer Course. She is a Distinguished Graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute’s (DEOMI ) Equal Opportunity Advisor Course-Reserve Component. She is a certified Observer Controller /Trainer and a Department of Defense Mediator. Ms. Townsend holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tuskegee Institute (University). She earned a Master of Education-English at Alabama A&M University and a Master’s Level certification in Educational Leadership from Troy University.