LTC Donald PrattImage of LTC Donald Pratt

Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel
Phone: 989-774-7682
pratt2de@cmich.edu

LTC Donald Pratt grew up in Craig, Alaska. He received his commission in the Signal Corps through Texas Christian University’s Army ROTC program in May of 2003. He holds a B.B.A. in marketing from Texas Christian University and a M.B.A. in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.

LTC Pratt’s previous assignments include: Nodal Platoon Leader and Assistant Battalion S3, 504th Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Squadron S6 and Signal Company Commander, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Signal Observer/Controller-Trainer, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany; Regimental S6, 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia; and G/J6 Operations Officer, Military District of Washington/Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.

His military education includes: the Signal Officer Basic Course, Signal Captain’s Career Course, and Command and General Staff College. LTC Pratt’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Army Superior Unit Award.

MSG Hoye E. RoyalsImage of MSG Hoye Royals

Senior Military Instructor
Phone: 989-774-3138
royal1h@cmich.edu

MSG Hoye Royals is originally from Myrtle Beach, SC where he joined the Army on 15 August 2001. He completed OSUT at Fort Sill, OK, graduating as a Cannon Crew Member (13B). MSG Royals has served 17 years in the Army. 

MSG Royals served in most Artillery positions to include Cannoneer 1, Assistant Gunner, Gunner, Ammo Team Chief, Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Battery First Sergeant. He also held positions Battalion Operations Sergeant, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club President, and Senior OC\T Instructor. He is currently serving as the Senior Instructor for Central Michigan University.   

MSG Royals assignments include Fort Bragg, NC (18 Fires BDE, B 3-321 FAR), Fort Dix, NJ (157 IN BDE, 1 314 IN BN), Fort Bliss, TX (1-1 AD, B 2-3 FA), He served three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and One Deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

MSG Royals military education includes the following NCOES schools: Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Senior Leaders Course. MSG Royals is also a graduate of FA Master Gunners Course, Battle Staff, Commander/First Sergeant Leaders Course, Combatives Level 1.

MSG Royals awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1st Award), Army Good conduct Medal (5TH Award), National Defense Service Medal (1ST  Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal (2ND Award), The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Award, Sergeant Audie Murphy Award, Major General Aubrey “Red” Newman Award.

MSG Royals has an Associate’s Degree in Science in Business and is seeking his Bachelor’s in Business of Business Science Degree.

CPT Andrew BriggsImage of CPT Andrew Briggs

Senior Military Instructor
Phone: 989-774-7442
brigg1a@cmich.edu        

CPT Andrew J. Briggs was born in Rapid City, South Dakota. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Aviation Management.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps through Creighton University ROTC and entered active duty on 19 December 2008.

His military education includes: the Basic Officers Leader Course Phase II, the Basic Officers Leader Course Phase III, and the Military Police Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood.

His assignments include Platoon Leader, 55th MP CO, 94th Military Police Battalion, Camp Casey,Korea; Platoon Leader, 300th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; Law and Order Operations Officer, 97th Military Police Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; Field Detention Site OIC, 4/1 Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, FOB Sharana Afghanistan; Assistant S3, 4/1 Special Troops Battalion, 4/1 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1 Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Provost Marshal, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson CO; and HHD Company Commander, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, CO.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), and NATO Defense Medal.

CPT Briggs and his wife, Caitlen were married in December 2011 and reside in Mt. Pleasant.

 

SFC Jason E. PersonImage of SFC Jason E. Person

Training NCO/Instructor

(989) 774-3149
Perso2j@cmich.edu​


​SFC Jason Person is originally from Gaithersburg, MD where he joined the Army on 14 June 1988. He completed OSUT at Fort Leonard Wood, MO graduating as a Combat Engineer (12B).  In 1993, he changed his Military Occupational Specialty to Infantry (11B).  SFC Person served 16 years in the Army National Guard before coming on active duty in 2004.

SFC Person served in most infantry positions to include Rifleman, Grenadier, Squad Automatic Rifleman, Machine Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant.  He also held positions as a Senior Drill Sergeant and Battalion Assistant Operations Sergeant.  He is currently serving as the Training NCO and Instructor for Central Michigan University.

SFC Person’s assignments include Fort Bragg, NC (HHC DIV, C 2-508 PIR), Fort Benning, GA (A 2-58 IN), and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, AK (D and HHC 1-501 IN (ABN)). In the Maryland Army National Guard he served with B Co 1-115 IN.  He served two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

SFC Person’s military education includes the following NCOES schools: Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, and Senior Leader Course.  SFC Person is also a graduate of Basic Airborne Course, 82d Airborne Division Jumpmaster Course, Pathfinder School, Combatives Level 1, Combatives Level 2, Drill Sergeant School, Total Army Instructor Training Course, and Equal Opportunity Leader’s Course.

SFC Person's awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Mobilization and 10 year device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Army Reserve Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal, Canadian and Australian parachutist badges, and the Senior Parachutist Badge.

SFC Person has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and is seeking to complete a Master in Business Administration Degree.  He lives in DeWitt, MI with his wife the former Jeannette Peralta.

Image of Christopher ArganbrightChristopher Arganbright

National Guard ROTC Liaison NCO
Sergeant First Class
Phone: 989-774-7446
Cell: 989-802-2382
argan1cn@cmich.edu 

 
SFC Christopher Arganbright is a Michigan Army National Guard ROTC Liaison NCO at CMU, with 11 years of service in the Michigan Army National Guard.  His home town is Edmore Michigan.  He has graduated from the following schools.  BCT at Ft. Benning, GA, AIT at Little Creek Naval Base as a Musician.  Attended Recruiting and Retention school in 2013.  He was Commandant’s List for Senior Leader Course.      ​
 
During his career he earned the following awards:  3 Army Achievement and Master Recruiting Badge. Assignment history: various positions throughout the state of Michigan, most recently as a Recruiting and Retention NCO in Alma, MI.  SFC Arganbright and his wife Danielle have 2 sons Joshua and Noah, and a daughter Addilyn.

Arnaldo Huertas                                                   Image of Arnaldo Huertas

Contract ROTC Instructor
LTC (Retired), LG
Phone: 989-774-3149
huert3a@cmich.edu 

Last Military Occupation:

Served from Sep 2015 to Aug 2016 as CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC) Future Operations Deputy Team Chief with three months as the Liaison Officer (LNO) for Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command- Iraq (CJFLCC-I).  LNO responsible to the CDDOC Rear Admiral (RADM) in Kuwait and assigned Directorate within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land & Maritime.  Monitored, prioritized, coordinated, planned logistical support focusing on Air Assets usage within theater.  Wrote/briefed reports to one and cc'd ten General Officers three times a week.   

Civilian Education:

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management (Land and Maritime), American Military University, Fort Campbell, KY in 2017
  • MAS (Human Factors) Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fort Bragg, NC in 2013
  • BA (Psychology) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR in 199
Previous Duty Assignments:
  • Project Officer, DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, OH, Aug 14- Apr 18
  • G-4 Maintenance Officer, USACAPOC , Fort Bragg, NC Apr 13-Aug 14
  • Deputy Team Chief G-4 Administration And Resource Division, USARC Fort Bragg, May 12-Mar 13
  • Operations Officer, 210th RSG, 1st MSC, July 08-Apr 12
  • Plans Officer, G-5, 13th ESC/103 ESC, JBB Iraq, Dec 09-Aug 10
  • Standard Assurance Div. Chief/ Personnel Sec. Manager, 95th Div (IT), G2/3/5/7, Jul 04-Jun 08
  • XO, 5/3 QRF ETT ANA, Kabul Afghanistan, Feb 05-Feb 06
  • Operations Officer/ S-4/ HQ Co. CDR, Reserve Support, Fort Irwin, CA, Sep 01- Jun 04
  • Co CDR and XO, 973rd QM (Laundry & Shower Svc), 393rd BN, 1st MSC, PR Mar 97-Aug 01
  • Platoon Leader/ XO, 266th OD (Ammo),394th BN, 1st MSC, PR Sep 95-Feb 97
Military Education: 
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (1X ASI) 2013
  • Army Force Management Course (3R ASI) 2012
  • Anti-Terrorism Officer (2011)
  • Intermediate Level Education (ILE) 2009
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3) 2003
  • Officer Advanced Course 2002
  • Ordnance Officer Basic Course 1992
Interests: 
gym, reading, spending time with my wife and three daughters (14, 17, 22 years old)

Kevin Babcock (ROO)Image of Kevin Babcock

Recruiting Operations Officer​
989-774-7440
  
Kevin Babcock is the Recruiting Operations Officer for Central Michigan University's Army ROTC Program, assuming this position on December 16, 2013.  Kevin is a graduate of Spring Arbor University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Organizational Development.  He retired a Major with the Michigan Army National Guard on September 30, 2013 after serving 34 years of Active / Army National Guard experiences, of which 22 ½ years was active guard reserve duty.  His duty experiences are: Ordnance and Logistics Officer with duties at Ft Campbell, KY, and numerous locations with the Michigan Army National Guard as Ordnance Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Camp Grayling Range Operations Officer, Battalion and Bridge level S3 Operations Officer, Brigade Maintenance Officer, Associate Professor of Military Science with Ferris State University, Michigan Army National Guard State Officer Strength manager, Washington D.C. Pentagon Special Projects, Latvia and Kaiserslautern Germany.   
 
Image of LouAnn FitzpatrickLouAnn Fitzpatrick
Executive Secretary
Phone: 989-774-3049
fitzp1l@cmich.edu

LouAnn joined the Military Science team in October 2016.  Prior experience includes seventeen years as a school secretary for Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, and most recently in CMU's Global Campus Student Enrollment Department.
LouAnn and her husband Joel have three children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with her family, farming with her husband and runnng.

Brian JonesImage of Brian Jones

Human Resources Technician
Phone: 989-774-7440
jones3g@cmich.edu

 

Brian was born and raised in Burlington, NC.  After graduating high school, he attended Auburn University.  He joined the Army on Dec. 18, 1984, as a member of the Delayed Entry Program and started basic training at Fort Dix, NJ on Jan. 25, 1985. He attended AIT at Fort Gordon, GA for training as a Multichannel Communications Equipment Operator. He reclassified in 1989 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, receiving training as a Personnel Information System Management specialist.

Brian was stationed in Mannheim, Germany (1985-1987), Fort Lewis, WA (1987-1989), Bamberg, Germany (1989-1992) with a 5-month stint in Saudi Arabia (1990-1991), Fort Eustis, VA (1992-1996), Mt. Pleasant, MI (1996-1997), and Fort Knox, KY (1997-2001). After leaving active duty in April 2001, Brian joined the US Army Reserve, serving as an instructor with the 84th Division at Fort Custer and a regional instructor for the State of Michigan with the 100th Division. In 2007 until his retirement in 2009, he worked in the S-3 and as First Sergeant in the Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, and 104th Division.

Brian lives in Farwell with his wife Charann and their dog, Dani.