FACULTY AND STAFF
LTC Mark D. Thompson
Professor of Military Science
Telephone: (334) 727-8379
LTC Thompson is
originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was commissioned as a 2nd
Lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps in 1996 from Vanderbilt
University’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in Nashville,
Tennessee. After commissioning he attended the Military Intelligence
Officer Basic Course in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. After graduation from the
Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, LTC Thompson was assigned
with the 25th Infantry Division (Light) Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from
1996 – 2000. During his tenure with the 25th ID (L) he served
as an Assistant S2 with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, S2 with
the 125th Signal Battalion and Interpreter Collection and Signals Interception
Platoon Leader for the 125th Military Intelligence Battalion.
He was promoted
to the rank of Captain in May of 2000 and branch transferred into the Military Police
Corps. He later graduated from the Military Police Captains Career Course at
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and the Combined Arms and Staff Services
School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in February 2001. From April 2001 -
April 2003 he commanded the Military Police (Delta) Company (Honor
Guard), Law Enforcement Activity, US Army Forces Command (FORSC OM), Fort
McPherson/Gillem, and Georgia. After command he served as the Deputy
Provost Marshal for Fort McPherson/Gillem. In June of 2004, LTC Thompson was
selected for duty into the Active Guard Reserve Program. From June 2004 –
December 2007 he served a s the G3 Operations and Schools Officer with the 100thDivision
in Louisville, Kentucky. While serving with the 100th Division, he was promoted to
the rank of Major in June of 2006 and in November of 2007; he graduated from
the Intermediate Level Education Course. He then was selected as the
S3 with the 327th Military Police Battalion, Arlington Heights, IL. In
June of 2008, LTC Thompson deployed as the G2 of the 11th Military Police
Brigade/Task Force MP North in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
his deployment he was selected to command Task Force Justice, a battalion sized
element charged with the mission of providing Detainee Operations for High
Value Criminals and Detainees formerly of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party
Regime. Upon returning from Iraq in 2009, LTC Thompson was again selected for
command. This time with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Army
Support Activity, Joint Base McGuire - Dix - Lakehurst, NJ. One of the many
highlights of his command was his selection by United States Army
Accessions Command to be the featured officer to appear in the newest
installment of Army Strong Commercials which aired nation - wide. He also
appeared in several news articles nationally and world - wide promoting
officership and diversity within the US Army.
In the summer of 2011, LTC
Thompson was assigned to the Human Resources Command (HRC) at Fort Knox,
KY as a Military Police Officer Career Manager. He was promoted to LTC in May 2012
and selected to serve as the United States Army Reserve Advisor to the Officer
Personnel Management Division’s, Maneuver Fires and Effects Chief. He then
served as the USAR Operations and Distribution Chief of the Officer
Readiness Division (ORD). In the summer of 2014, he was selected to serve
as the Executive Officer for the Officer Readiness Division. His civilian
education includes a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Tennessee
State University, Nashville, Tennessee and a Master’s of Science Degree in
Public Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant,
CPT RODNEY BOLDEN
Executive Officer/MSIII Instructor
CPT Rodney G. Bolden Jr. is a native of Brandywine, Maryland. He entered the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in December 2006. He completed the Basic Officer Leaders’ Course and Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After successfully completing his obligation as a Field Artillery Officer, in 2011 CPT Bolden then transitioned to the United States Army Signal Corps.
CPT Bolden’s previous assignments include: 1-15th Field Artillery Battalion as a platoon Fire Direction Officer (2007-2008), Camp Hovey, Korea; 1-9 Infantry Battalion as a company Fire Support Officer (2008-2008), Camp Casey, Korea; 2-12 Infantry Battalion as a company Fire Support Officer (2008-2009) Fort Carson, Colorado; 2-77 Field Artillery Battalion as a Battalion Fire Direction Officer (2009-2011) Fort Carson, Colorado; and 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion as the Signal Company Commander (2011-2013) Fort Stewart, Georgia; 3rd Infantry Division G6 (2013-present) Fort Stewart, Georgia.
His military education includes the Airborne Course, M109A6 Paladin Leaders Course, Signal Officer Branch Qualification Course, Signal Officer Advance Course, and the Signal Captain’s Career Course. CPT Bolden’s awards include the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Airborne Badge.
CPT Bolden has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in World History from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Network Security Management.
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.