LTC Miller is a native of Paducah, Kentucky and is a graduate of Murray State University. After commissioning in the U.S. Army as an Armor Officer, he attended the Armor Officer's Basic Course and graduated on the Commandants list at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His early assignments include: Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, Company Commander, and Assistant Battalion S3.
After graduation from the Armor Officer's Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, LTC Miller served as a Battalion S3. He then deployed to Afghanistan as a Battalion Embedded Training Team (ETT) Chief as part of Task Force Blackhorse (TF Blackhorse) and was responsible for training and standing up the first Battalion (10th Kandak) of the 3rd Brigade Quick Reaction Force (QRF) of the Afghan National Army (ANA). Following Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS3), he then served for 3 years as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at New Mexico Military Institute, followed by an assignment as the G3 Mobilization Officer for the 416th Engineer Command, Darien, Illinois, where LTC Miller branch transferred to the Corps of Engineers. LTC Miller completed the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College while in this assignment.
LTC Miller holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Murray State University and a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering with an Environmental Emphasis from Murray State University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), and the Air Assault Badge.
Additionally, LTC Miller has been permanently awarded one Meritorious Unit Citation and two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards and is a recipient of the Bronze order of the de Fleury Medal (Engineer Regiment, honorary).
LTC Miller is married with three children.
His past assignments include: Company Fire Support Officer and Battalion Mortars Platoon Leader for 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment; Paladin Platoon Leader and Battery Fire Direction Officer for 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment all while serving in 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, TX as well as while deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. Upon return to the United States he served as the Brigade Adjutant for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He has since served as a Battalion Training Advisor, Training Company Commander, and Branch Operations Officer all while assigned to the Combat Skills Training & Evaluation Branch of the Texas Army National Guard. Continuing his service in the Texas Army National Guard he assumed commanded Alpha Battery 4th Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment, while assigned to the 36th Infantry Division. He is a graduate of the Captains' Career Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is currently serving as the Executive Officer for the Department of Military Science at Stephen F. Austin State University.
CPT Sanchez' awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2nd Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge.
Came on active duty as an Infantryman in 1993 and was assigned to FT Campbell, KY where he served in 3-327 IN, 101st Pathfinder Detachment, was assigned to Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy where he served in the 3-325 and 1-508 ABN BN Combat Teams (ABCT), Was assigned to FT Polk, Louisiana and worked as an Observer Controller. Was assigned to Vicenza Italy again and served in the 1-508 ABCT in the 173rd Airborne Bde. Was then assigned to the U.S. Army Airborne school 1-507 PIR, then to Schofield Barracks, HI and served in the 25th ID 2-35 IN BN and the BDE Special Troops BN.
Has earned the Ranger Tab, Airborne wings, Air Assault badge, Expert Infantry mans badge, The Pathfinder Badge, Combat Infantry mans Badge and The Master Rated Jump Master Badge. Has attended air assault school, Ranger School, Airborne school, Pathfinder School, Jungle warfare course, CQB course, winter patrol course, Long Range reconnaissance Leaders course and Patrol Medic course, Modern Army Combatives course levels 1, 2, and 3, Warrior Leaders course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course and the First Sergeant Course.
Has served in Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Assured Response, Operation Iraqi Freedom twice and Operation Enduring Freedom twice. Awards are MSM 3 Oak leaf clusters (OLC), BSM 3 OLC, ARCOM with 1 OLC and AAM with 1 OLC. Master Sergeant Burnah is married with one child.
Mr. Leyva began his Army career in November 2009 as an enlisted Drill Sergeant Candidate at the 95th Drill Sergeant unit in Camp Bullis, TX. He then received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in October 2010 as an Ordnance Officer and was assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC). Mr. Leyva Served as the Rear Detachment Executive Officer (XO).
Mr. Leyva is now a Military Science Instructor at Stephen F. Austin State University as the Primary Instructor for the Freshman Class.
Locke has served in a variety of Leadership positions to include: Platoon Leader for the 702nd Military Police Company, Rear Detachment Company Commander for HHC 136th Military Police Battalion, and then Executive Officer for the 702nd MP Co.
His decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Ribbon w/ M Device, and the Adjutant General's Individual Award for service during Hurricanes Gustov and Ike.
Ms Beres reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina for Boot Camp February 1978. Upon completion of Boot Camp she reported to Basic Administration School, also at Parris Island, where she completed Basic Administration School and Personnel Clerks Course. Other military schools completed included Non-Commissioned Officers course, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii and Drug and Alcohol Counselors course, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Duty stations included: Woman Recruit Training Command, Parris Island, South Carolina, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Ms Beres attained the rank of Sergeant while in the Marine Corps.
Immediately upon release from Active Duty in 1985, Ms Beres went to work for Federal Civil Service. She has worked as a Unit Secretary with the Drug and Alcohol Unit, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, CA, the long term locked Psychiatric Unit, VA Medical Center, North Chicago, IL and the Medical Surgical Unit at Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL. In between she has worked with Medical Billing for the Non Naval Medical Command, Great Lakes, IL, Main Operating Room, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL, and as Human Resources Assistant for Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps, Chicago Consortium, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. Her current position is with the Lumberjack Battalion at Stephen F. Austin State University as the Human Resources Technician.
Mr. Gardner has served in numerous army units including the 1st and 15th Infantry, Third Infantry Division (Kitzingen and Schweinfurt, Germany), First and Eighty-Seventh Infantry (Baumholder, Germany), First Cavalry Division (Fort Hood, Texas) and the Ninth Area Finance Group, Ninth Infantry Division (Fort Lewis, Washington). He also served as the Supply Sergeant with the 4th ROTC Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington assigned to Washington State University. Mr. Gardner has made several deployments including Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Provide Democracy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Mr. Gardner retired at the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Immediately upon retirement, Mr. Gardner began work with the Workforce Solutions of East Texas and Veterans Commission as the Veteran Employment Representative serving numerous East Texas counties for 9 years. Prior to coming to Stephen F. Austin State University, he was a federal employee at Alcorn State University, Mississippi. Mr. Gardner now serves as the Supply Technician for SFA's Military Science Department.
Mr. Gardner's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with six Oak Leaf Clusters), the Good Conduct Medal (5th award), the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal , the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Service Medal (with Bronze Star). He is an active member of the American Legion, and Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Prior to coming to Military Science, Mrs. Mosier served as a Data Input Specialist in the Data Center for the Admission's Office and also as a receptionist for the Office of the President.
Mrs. Mosier has been with the university since August 1994 and has maintained positions that have always included helping people as she worked in the field of Higher Education. Mrs. Mosier is also a fellow Lumberjack with a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University.