Robert Rogers, Lieutenant Colonel

| Department Chair

Address: WC 316
Phone: 507.389.5832
Email: robert.rogers@mnsu.edu

Lieutenant Colonel 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, LTC 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.

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

LTC 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. LTC 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.

LTC 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.

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

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