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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Faculty and Staff

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/armyrotc/faculty.html

Department Chair / Professor of Military Science

MAJ Robert M. Rogers

Major Rob Rogers graduated from Arizona State University and commissioned onto active duty as a Military Police Officer in 2002. His first assignment was Ft, Bliss, TX where he served as a Platoon Leader for the 978th Military Police Company, 76th Military Police Battalion and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom I-II. He later served as a Battalion Adjutant and Battalion Operations Officer for the 76th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade.

After completion of the Military Police Officer Advanced Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, MAJ Rogers was assigned to the 2/363rd Training Support Battalion, 5th Armor Brigade at Fort Bliss, TX where he served as the senior Observer Controller Trainer for all less than lethal weapon and riot control ranges. He was later assigned to the 2/363rd Battalion HQ in Mesa, AZ where he served as the Battalion S-3.

Major Rogers transitioned into the Army Reserves in 2008 and was assigned to the 2/363rd Training Support Battalion, 5th Armor Brigade out of Mesa, AZ where he served as the Combat Support Training Team Chief and later as the 2/363rd Head Quarters Company Commander.

In 2012, MAJ Rogers transitioned into the Active Army Reserve and was assigned to the Army Reserve Career Division out of Atlanta, GA where he served as the Career Manager for all Reserve Military Police Officers.

In 2015, MAJ Rogers graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and was the assigned to the 530th Military Police Battalion, 300th Military Police Brigade out of Omaha, NE where he served as the Battalion S3.

In April 2017, MAJ Rogers was selected for command as the Professor of Military Science of the Army ROTC program at Minnesota State at Mankato.

MAJ Rogers holds a BA in Criminal Justice, BA in Political Science as well as a M.A in Secondary Education (History) all from Arizona State University. MAJ Rogers’ military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, OC/T Course, Operation Security and Anti-Terrorism Advanced Courses.

MAJ Rogers’ decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Over Seas Service Medal, Army Reserve Overseas Training Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two stars, German Military Efficiency Badge (Gold), Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

MAJ Rogers currently resides in Mankato, MN with his wife Nikki, and daughters Rylee (4) and Teagan (4 months) and son Braden (2).  

Phone: 507-389-5832
E-mail: robert.rogers@mnsu.edu

Senior Military Science Instructor / Third Year Instructor

MSG Michael Moore

Master Sergeant Michael P. Moore is a native of Flagler Beach, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Army in August of 1995 and completed On Site Unit Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Since August 1999 he has held various leadership positions to Include Gunner, Ammunition Team Chief, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Small Group Leader Instructor, Battalion Master Gunner, Military Science Instructor, the Battalion Operations NCOIC, First Sergeant for HHB, 2-11 FAR, First Sergeant for the I&S Company, HHBN. First Sergeant for Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion 40th Field Artillery and currently the Senior Military Science Instructor for Minnesota State University ROTC.

His duty assignments include the 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, Schofield Barracks, HI; 556 PSB, Schofield Barracks, HI. 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, Fort Stewart, GA; 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, Fort Sill OK.; 3rd Battalion 321st Field Artillery, Fort Bragg, NC. And Army ROTC Instructor, Stonehenge Battalion, Rolla, MO. I&S Company, HHBN, 25TH Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, Ft Sill, Ok. Master Sergeant Moore has deployed to Operation Desert Spring 2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 (OIF1), and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (OEF VII-VIII) 2007-2009.

His military and education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Field Artillery Master Gunners Course, Casualty Assistance Officer Course, Army Instructor Course, ROTC Pre-Command Course and First Sergeant Course.

Master Sergeant Moore’s awards and decoration include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with 5 OLC , Army Achievement Medal with 4 OLC, Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver knot, National Defense Service Ribbon with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 campaign stars, Afghanistan Service Medal with 1 bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Professional Development Ribbon with the 3 devices, Military Outstanding Voluntary Service Medal Army Service Ribbon, Oversea Service Ribbon with numeral 3 and the NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Air-Assault Badge , Gold German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency and a Driver Badge. He is also a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.

Phone: 507-389-1406
E-mail: michael.moore@mnsu.edu

Assistant Professor of Military Science / Second Year Instructor

MAJ John Dart

MAJ John Dart was commissioned into the Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster branch on May 12th, 2007. Upon commissioning MAJ Dart attended Basic Officer Leader Course II at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and then Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia.

MAJ Dart was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, there he served as a Distribution Platoon Leader, Maintenance Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Maintenance Control Officer. MAJ Dart deployed with 2nd Brigade from 2008-2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon return from deployment MAJ Dart attended the Combine Logistics Captains Career Course and Petroleum Officer Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. After graduation from the Captains Career Course he was assigned to 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield. MAJ Dart served as Company Commander and BDE Assistant S4 while assigned to 3rdCAB. He deployed with 3rd CAB in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2012-2013.

MAJ Dart holds a BA in History from Millersville University with minor in Global Geography. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge.

Phone: (507) 389-1524
E-mail: john.dart@mnsu.edu

Assistant of Military Science Professor / MN Army National Guard Liaison

1LT Andrew Moss

 

First Lieutenant Andrew Moss commissioned as a Quartermaster in the Minnesota Army National Guard through the state Officer Candidate School Class 57 in 2013. He spent 3 years as a fuel and water Platoon Leader with A Distribution Company of the 134 Brigade Support Battalion. While there he attended the Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Lee, Virginia in 2014, the exportable Combat Training Capability exercise in 2015 and a rotation at the National Training Center in 2016. Then he worked as an Assistant S-3 with the Headquarters & Headquarters Company in 2017 before becoming the Executive Officer for G Forward Support Company and attending Logistics Captains Career Course in 2018. He now belongs to the Recruiting & Retention Battalion and serves as a liaison between MSU cadets and the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Before working full time with the military as a Management Analyst Apprentice and Training Officer, 1LT Moss taught for 10 years in public, private and international high schools. In addition, he also counseled students in college and career choices as a School Counselor. He holds a BS in Physical Science from Biola University and a MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology. His awards include an Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Guard Component’s Achievement Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Minnesota State Service Ribbon with 5-Year Device, and the Hasting’s Award.

Phone:  (507) 389-5088
E-mail: andrew.moss@mnsu.edu 

Military Science Instructor / First Year Instructor

SFC James Delong

SFC DeLong was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He entered the United States Army on 10 September 2001. Once completing his OSUT training at Fort Benning, GA he was awarded the MOS 11B.

SFC DeLong’s assignments include: 2nd Battalion 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany where he served as a Rifleman, M249 Machine Gunner, Bradley Driver, Grenadier, Team Leader, Unit Armorer, Bradley Gunner, Squad Leader and a Bradley Commander. 171st Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina as an Instructor Writer. In October 2008 he was selected to attend the Drill Sergeant School and in January 2009 he reported to 3rd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC where he served as a Drill Sergeant for 18 months before being selected to become a Drill Sergeant Leader. He then trained Non-Commissioned Officers to become Drill Sergeants.

SFC DeLong’s assignments include: 2nd Battalion 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany where he served as a Rifleman, M249 Machine Gunner, Bradley Driver, Grenadier, Team Leader, Unit Armorer, Bradley Gunner, Squad Leader and a Bradley Commander. 171st Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina as an Instructor Writer. In October 2008 he was selected to attend Drill Sergeant School and in January 2009 he reported to 3rd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina where he served as a Drill Sergeant for 18 months before being selected to become a Drill Sergeant Leader. He then trained Non-Commissioned Officers to become Drill Sergeants.

SFC DeLong’s Military education includes: WLC, ALC, SLC, Combative level’s 1, 2 and 3, Drill Sergeant School, Combat Life Saver Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Unit Movement Officer’s Course, Hazardous Material Course and Small Group Instructors Training Course.

Phone:(507) 341-4234
E-mail: james.delong@mnsu.edu

Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Randy Herman

 

Phone:  (507)-389-6220
Email:  randy.herman@mnsu.edu

Human Resource Assistant

Mr. Jeff Dee

Mr. Dee is the Human Resources Assistant with the Maverick Battalion

Mr. Dee began his military career in 1983 by enlisting in the Army Reserves with the 492ndEngineer Company, Mankato, MN, as a Motor Transport Operator. Shortly after he became the TAMMS/PLL (Maintenance) Clerk for the 492nd. He also served as Ammunition Team Chief for G Battery, 11th Field Artillery and Senior Construction Equipment Repairer, B company, 367thEngineer Battalion, both in Mankato. In 1998 Mr. Dee attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and was appointed a Warrant Officer as an Engineer Equipment Maintenance Technician and deployed to Afghanistan with the 367th Engineer Battalion from 2004 to 2005. In 2007 he transferred to the 88th Regional Readiness Command, Fort Snelling, MN, as a Military Personnel Technician. He currently is a Chief Warrant Office 4, Military Personnel Technician, with the 644thRegional Support Group, Fort Snelling, MN.

In 1991 Mr. Dee started a civilian career as a Department of the Army civilian as a Unit Administrative Technician with G Battery, 11th Field Artillery in Mankato, then with B Company, 367th Engineer Battalion. In 1998 he became the Unit Administrator with B Company. IN 2005 he became a Human Resources Specialist with the 88th Regional Readiness Command at Fort. Snelling, MN then with the reorganized 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, WI. He moved to MN State University, Mankato in July 2013.

Phone: 507-389-6226
E-mail: jeffrey.dee@mnsu.edu

University Secretary

Jean Andresen

Jean is the go-to person for all of the Cadets administration needs. Jean has worked at Minnesota State University Mankato with the ROTC department since 1987.

Phone: 507-389-6226
E-mail: jean.andresen@mnsu.edu

Supply Technician

Kristina Boyce

Kris is the Supply Technician for the Maverick Battalion. A Mankato resident, she is the expert on all the equipment and supplies that the Battalion uses to complete training.

Phone: 507-389-5838
E-mail: kristina.boyce@mnsu.edu