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Lieutenant Colonel Darren T. Spears LTC Darren T. Spears :

Lieutenant Colonel Darren T. Spears is a 2000 graduate of Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He holds a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College in New York City and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from, The Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.

His military education includes completion of the Army Infantry Officer Basic Course and Maneuver Captains’ Career Course; the Air Command and Staff College; Basic Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, the Bradley Leaders’ Course, the Pathfinder Course, and Ranger School.

In 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Spears was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Since then he has enjoyed a variety of assignments. They have included Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Republic of South Korea; Company Executive Officer of Delta Company and Company Commander of Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, GA;  Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander of Delta Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Infantry Branch Representative, United States Military Academy; Brigade Chief of Operations and Brigade Planner, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, CO; His last assignment prior to being selected as the Professor of Military Science, Grambling State University Army ROTC, was Senior Maneuver Observer Controller of Task Force Two, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA.

Lieutenant Colonel Spears’ awards and decorations include, Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medals (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Torch, Ranger Tab, and the Order of St. Maurice.


 

Major Anthony GarrisonMAJ Garrison:

Major Anthony Garrison is a Logistics Officer with over 21 years of active and reserve duty service in the United States Army. He was born in Natchez, MS and graduated from Ferriday High School, in Ferriday, Louisiana.  He currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science and S-1 section OIC with the Grambling State University’s Tiger Battalion. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 1992 and served as 13B Cannon Crewmember at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina until his ETS. He later joined the Louisiana Army National Guard.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History in May 2001 from Grambling State University. MAJ Garrison has served in numerous leadership and staff positions, to include Transportation Platoon Leader, Company Commander of two different units, and a variety of Logistics Corps assignments to include Support Operations Supply and Services Officer, Officer Strength Manager, and Officer Candidate School Instructor, as well as assignments at numerous military


 

Master Sergeant Shaun MorganMaster Sergeant Morgan.

Master Sergeant Shaun Morgan hails from Houston, Texas. He graduated from Spring High School in 1999 and enlisted into the United States Army on 21 May 2000 where he attended Infantry Basic at Ft. Benning, GA.  He earned the MOS 11B and was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC for his initial enlistment.

Master Sergeant Morgan’s previous assignments include M249 Automatic Rifleman, M240B Gunner, and Team Leader with B Co, 2nd BN, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Brag, NC with a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 1; Squad Leader with A Co and C Co, 1st BN, 4th IN, Hohenfels, GE with two deployments in support of OEF; Senior Reconnaissance Platoon OC/T with TF1, JRTC, OPS GRP, Ft. Polk, LA; Training and Education NCO with ACAT-E, VTT, ISAF, Forward Operating Base Lightning, Afghanistan. While assigned to 2/3d Cavalry Regiment, Master Sergeant Morgan served as the Fox Troop First Sergeant;  Platoon Sergeant with Dragon Troop; Scout Platoon Sergeant for HHT; First Sergeant for Dragon Troop with a deployment to OEF 14-15 and Operation Resolute Support; and as the HHT First Sergeant.

Master Sergeant Morgan’s military education includes SSD 4, SLC, ALC, WLC, Commander/ 1SG Course, Advanced Situational Awareness Course, Foreign Security Forces – Combat Advisor Training, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, Observer/Controller Trainer Course, International Special Training Center CQB Urban Course, Combatives Level 1 Instructor Course, Air Assault School, Airborne School and Ranger School. 

Master Sergeant Morgan’s awards and decorations include, Bronze Star Medal (second award), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals (sixth award), Army Achievement Medal (fourth award), the Good Conduct Medal (fifth award), the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge (Basic), Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Order of St. Maurice.

Master Sergeant Morgan is married to the former Lucinda Self and has two children, daughter Ava, and son Shooter.


Mr. Antonio TimsMr. Antonio Tims
Recruiting Operations Officer
Office: (318) 274-3324
Email 1: antonio.d.tims.civ@mail.mil
Email 2: timsa@gram.edu

Mr. Antonio Tims serves as the key point of contact to the Professor of Military Science regarding recruitment and scholarship management for the Grambling Army ROTC program. Antonio also is responsible for recruiting events, marketing, and advertising of the ROTC program. He supports and attends high school speaking engagements, career fairs, and a host of engagements that bridges the ROTC program to other activities, programs, JROTC schools, community services, and institutions. Mr. Tims began working in SROTC in 2010 as an instructor until 2013 when began serving in his current role. He was born in Monroe, LA and graduated from Neville High School. Antonio enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1999 as a 12T, Technical Engineering Specialist, in the 528th Engineer Battalion. Mr. Tims received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and commissioned as an engineer officer in May of 2010 from the ROTC program. He currently holds the rank of Captain in the Louisiana Army National Guard, and is the Commander of the 921st Engineer Company out of Winnsboro, LA.


Mr. Greg Gallien, Human Resources TechnicianCPT Walker:

Captain Venson J Walker was born and raised in Orangeburg, SC.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy State University in December 2005 and was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps as a Second Lieutenant in December  2007.

Captain Walker’s previous assignments include:  Company Executive Officer, 1/34 Infantry Battalion; Supply Support Activity Platoon Leader for 598th Maintenance Company; Executive Officer 589th Maintenance Company; Supply Service Officer 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, battalion S-4, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Pacific; and Company Commander for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Pacific.

His military education includes the Basic Officers Leaders Couse, Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Combat Logistics Captain Career Course, Petroleum Officer Course, Supply Service Management Officer Course, Sling Load Inspector, Sapper, Jungle Operations Expert, Parachute Rigger, Airborne, and Drill Sergeant.

Captain Walker’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7), Army Achievement Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), and the Overseas Service Ribbon (2).

Captain Walker has three children; daughter Gabriela age 6, son Isaiah age 9 and son Messiah age 12.


Mr. Reggie Walker, Logistics TechnicianMr. Reggie Walker
Logistics Technician
Office: (318) 274-3877
Email: walker@gram.edu

Mr. Reggie Walker serves as the key point of contact to the Professor of Military Science regarding the Logistics of the Cadet ROTC program.  Reggie serves as the Tiger Battalion Liaison to the 6th Brigade and Cadet Command for the surrounding universities. Reggie has served in United States Army and retired with 32 years of Honorable Service. Reggie has over 35 years of Logistics and Physical Security military experience. Mr. Reggie Walker hails from Sacramento, CA.