Faculty & Staff
LTC Darren T. Spears :
Professor of Military Science
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.
CPT (P) Rosaline Johnson:
Assistant Professor of Military Science
CPT Rosaline Johnson has been a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard (LAARNG) since 1996. She received commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 2005 where she initially branched Transportation Corps (TC) and later became a Logistics Officer (LG) upon promotion to Captain. She is now an Adjutant General (AG) Officer. He duty assignments include: Platoon Leader- 1083rd Transportation Company, Company Executive Officer (XO)- Delta Company 199th 2/108th CAV SQ Recruiting Operations Officer- Grambling State University Army ROTC Commander- Forward Support Company (FSC) 528th Engineer Battalion
Battalion S-1- 528th Engineer Battalion. She has been on to overseas deployments in Support of Enduring Freedom: Iraq 2003-2004 Kuwait 2014-2015.
She received her Associate, Bachelor and Master's Degree from LA Tech University.
SFC Brandon Mims:
Senior Military Instructor
SFC Mims graduated from David W. Carter High School Dallas Texas in 1998. After graduating High School he attended the University of North Texas to further his education in the field of accounting. While in Fort Sill, Oklahoma during OSUT, he was selected to participate in the Enhanced Advanced Individual Training Program where he trained as a Gunner on the M109A6 Paladin. During his tour in Baumholder, Germany he received orders to proudly serve in Operation Iraq. He received the Purple Heart for injuries received on Friday October 13th 2006. He also deployed from April 5th 2008 to May 28th 2009 where he served as the Unit Armor, M240B Gunner, and Gunner on the M109A6 Paladin. He then accepted proudly the rigorous challenges as a Drill Sergeant where his military career began in Fort Sill, OK. After he served his two years as a Drill Sergeant, he carried on his duties to Fort Drum, NY. He currently is serving as the Senior Military Science Instructor (SMI) at Grambling State University.
SFC Mims’s military education includes Structured Self-Development (SSD) – Level 3 and 4, Senior Leaders Course (SLC), Advance Leaders Course (ALC), Warrior Leaders Course (WLC), Drill Sergeant School, Mountain Athlete Warrior, Antiterrorism Officer Basic Course, Sexual Assault Advocate Program, Master Resilience Training Course (MRT), Mountain Warfare Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course (EO), Additional Duty Safety Course, Combatives Level 1, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Arms Master Marksman Course
SFC Mims’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3-OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1-Silver OLC,4-OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Meritorious Unit Citation (1-OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3- Knots), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2-CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (1-CS), Army Non-Commissioned Officer Processional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Overseas Services Ribbon (Numeral 2), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicles/Track Vehicles, and Expert Marksman Badge.
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 Company Commander of HHC, 225th Engineer Brigade.
Assistant Professor of Military Science
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
Office: (318) 274-3877
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.
Ms. Daphne Sherlock
Human Resources Administrator
Office: (318) 274-2646
Ms. Sherlock is the point of contact for all Human Resources issues for the Grambling State University ROTC Program to also include Louisiana Tech and University of Louisiana, Monroe. She is retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service and has been with the AROTC detachment at Grambling since May of 2017.
Daphne graduated from Ruston High School and has a BA in Business Administration and Master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Human Resources. She is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Salute Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta, and the Marine Corps League. She is married to Brad Sherlock and they have one daughter, Jessica