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
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. Royals
Senior Military Instructor
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 Briggs
Senior Military Instructor
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 Bryan P. Boykin
SFC Bryan Boykin is originally from Phoenix, AZ, where he joined the Army on 25 August 2000. He completed OSUT at Fort Benning, GA, graduating as an Infantryman (11B). SFC Boykin has served 18 years in the Army.
SFC Boykin served in most Infantry positions to include Anti-Armor Specialist, Team Leader, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant for an Infantry Rifle Platoon, Platoon Sergeant for an Anti-tank Guided Missile Platoon (ATGM). He also held positions Battalion Operations Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, and Senior OC\T Instructor. He is currently serving as an Instructor for Central Michigan University.
SFC Boykin's assignments include Fort Riley, KS (1-41 Infantry, 1-16 Infantry), Camp Casey, Korea (2-9 Infantry), Fort Irwin, CA (1-11 Cavalry Regiment), Fort Bliss, TX (4-6 Infantry), Fort Benning, GA (2-58 Infantry), Rose Barracks, Germany (4-2 Cavalry Regiment). He served two deploymnets in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and one deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
SFC Boykin's military education includes the following NCOES schools: Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Senior Leaders Course. SFC Boykin is also a graduate of Bradley Leaders Course, USAP Retention Noncommissioned Officers Course, Drill Sergeant School, Combatives Level 1.
SFC Boykin's awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, CNO Professonal Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.
SFC Boykin is seeking to complete his Associate's in Liberal Arts.
National Guard ROTC Liaison NCO
Sergeant First Class
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.
Contract ROTC Instructor
LTC (Retired), LG
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.
Previous Duty Assignments:
- 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
- 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
- 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
gym, reading, spending time with my wife and three daughters (14, 17, 22 years old)
Aaron D. Stephens
Aaron is originally from Flint, Michigan. He joined the United States Marine Corp on June 15, 2009. He completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and graduated on September 11, 2009. Aaron was then sent to Enlisted Warehousing Basic Course in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was certified as a 3051 Inventory Management Specialist. He served nine years and eight months in the Marine Corps.
Aaron served in most Supply positions to include Warehouse Chief, Warehouse Assistance Chief, Warehouse Clerk, Base Property Liaison, DRMO Chief, Hazmat NCO, Tires NCO, Bins NCO and DTS Representor for Marine Air Group Twelve Squadron. He is currently serving as a Supply Technician for the United States Army ROTC at Central Michigan University.
Aaron's previous assignments include Iwakuni, Japan (MSG-12 HQ), Camp Pendleton (x2), California (1st Supply Bn), USS Peleliu (15th MEU), Okinawa, Japan. He served a deployment in support of Operation New Dawn and participated in support of Operation Tomodachi.
Aaron's military education includes the following: Corporals Course, Lean Six Sigma CPI Yellow Belt, United States Military Apprenticeship Program, Leading Marines, Ground Safety for Marines, TCPT Operator Course, CLC2S Operator Course, Enlisted Supply Intermediate Course, Fire Warden Training Program, and Sergeant Course Non-Resident.
Aaron's awards and decorations include Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd award), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Certificate of Appreciation, Letter of Appreciation (x3), Meritorious Mast (x2), Expert Rifle Qualification Badge (2nd award consecutive), and Sharpshooter Pistol Qualification Badge.
Aaron is seeking to complete his Bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies.
Kevin Babcock (ROO)
Recruiting Operations Officer
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.
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 running.
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.