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lieutenant colonel Jeffrey D. Keenan

Major Keenan

LTC Jeffrey Keenan currently serves as the Professor of Military Science at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia.

LTC Keenan was born in Olney, Maryland and raised in Wadsworth, Ohio. He is a 2004 Distinguished Military Graduate from University of Cincinnati, commissioning as a Signal Officer. LTC Keenan’s first assignment was to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

LTC Keenan served as the Battalion Signal Officer (S6) and a Platoon Leader in the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.

Upon redeployment, LTC Keenan transitioned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, where he served as a Company Executive Officer and Operations Officer for the 101st Brigade Troops Battalion (BTB).

In April of 2008, LTC Keenan assumed command of Echo Company, 101st (BTB). Following the Signal Captains Career Course, LTC Keenan assumed command of Charlie Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade in Landstuhl, Germany in June 2011.

LTC Keenan completed the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in January 2015 and assigned to the 35th Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon, Georgia. In May, LTC Keenan deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR). In January of 2017, LTC Keenan deployed as the Executive Officer of the 67th Signal Battalion in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Resolute Support and Spartan Shield.

In May of 2018, LTC Keenan was assigned to the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. There he served as a J6 Cyber Division Action Officer and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Information Warfare.

LTC Keenan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Business Administration from Murray State University. He is a graduate of the Signal Officer’s Basic and Career Courses, Battalion S6 Course, the Air Force Space Fundamentals Course and the Command General Staff College.

LTC Keenan’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Army Basic Space Badge.

LTC Keenan is married to former Stephanie Rausch of Columbus, Ohio. They have an eleven year-old son Brayden, an eight-year-old daughter Ainsley and a three-year old daughter Hadley.

 

Master sergeant Kevin A. File

Master Sergeant Kevin File

Master Sergeant Kevin File currently serves as the Senior Military Science Instructor at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia.

Master Sergeant File was born on 10 June 1984 in Lawton, Oklahoma.  He graduated from Cache High School in 2003. He enlisted into the National Guard on 17 September 2001 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  On 17 September 2004 he transferred to active duty.

Master Sergeant File assignments include 2nd Battalion - 18th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1st Battalion - 410th Field Artillery Fort Knox, Kentucky, 6th Battalion - 37th Field Artillery Camp Casey, Korea, and 1st Battalion - 14th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

He has held a wide variety of duty positions to include Liaison Specialist, Fire Direction Specialist, Saw Gunner, Infantry Team Leader, Infantry Squad Leader, Fire Direction Computer, Observer, Controller, and Trainer (OC/T), Operations Sergeant, Battalion Operations Sergeant, and First Sergeant.

His military education includes Command Financial Advisor Course, CPOF Operators Course, Observer Controller Academy, Master Driver Trainer, Unit Prevention Leader, Small Group Instructor training Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course as a Distinguished Honor Graduate, Senior Leaders Course as a Commandant’s List Graduate, Battle Staff Course, Master Gunner Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course, and University Senior Leader Course.

Master Sergeant File awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal “2 Stars”, Global War on terrorism Expeditionary Medal “1 Star”, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCOPD Ribbon with numeral “3”, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas ribbon with numeral “3”, NATO Meritorious Service Medal “1 Star” and Driver’s Badges for Wheeled and Track Vehicles .

Master Sergeant File is married to Brittany File of Lawton, Oklahoma and they have three daughters, Hailey-16, Alexa-16, and Brooklynne-13.

 

Captain William Myers

Captain Will Myers

CPT William Myers was born on November 8, 1989, in Augusta, Georgia.  He attended The Citadel and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  He commissioned in the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps on May 4, 2012.

CPT Myers’ military education includes the Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Interservice Non-lethal Individual Weapons Instructor Course, Antiterrorism Level II, OPSEC Level II, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Joint Mission Assurance Assessor’s Course, US Army Individual Advisor Course, and the Military Police Captains’ Career Course.

His assignments include: Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon, 258th Military Police Company, Fort Polk, LA;  Executive Officer, 204th Military Police Company, Fort Polk, LA;  Force Protection and Antiterrorism Officer, United States Forces-Afghanistan; Assistant S3, 720th Military Police Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; and Company Commander, HHC 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, TX.

His contingency operations assignments include: Operation Enduring Freedom 2014 (Platoon Leader), Operation Freedom’s Sentinel 2017 (United States Forces-Afghanistan Force Protection and Antiterrorism Officer), and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel 2019 (Joint Task Force Parwan Detention/Training Officer).

His awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with 1 OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal – Service, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the NATO Medal with 1 OLC.

CPT Myers is single.  He has one brother, two sisters, and two loving parents.


Mr. William Roberts

Mr. William G. Roberts

Mr. William G. Roberts is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of service as a Soldier and Officer. Mr. Roberts assumed his current duties as the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer of the Augusta University Jaguar Battalion in November 2019.

Mr. Roberts is a native of Lenox, GA. He joined the Georgia National Guard after graduation from Cook County High School and graduated from Infantry One Station Unit Training in June 1981. He then enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program from which he was commissioned in June 1983. He served for two years as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader in the Georgia Army National Guard prior to graduating from Georgia Southwestern State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management. Upon graduation, he entered active duty as an Infantry Officer.

Mr. Roberts began his active military career as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader with the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized) at Fort Carson, CO. His following assignments included Platoon Leader, Company E, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized), Executive Officer, Company E, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized), and Assistant S3, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (mechanized). After assignment to Fort Benning, GA in 1988, he served as Platoon Trainer, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry, and Commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry. In 1992 orders came for Fort Brag, NC, where he served as Budget Officer, 18th Airborne Corps, Deputy Comptroller, 82nd Airborne Division, Commander, Headquarters Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Brigade Logistics Officer, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 1998, Mr. Roberts moved to Belgium, where he served as the Executive Officer to the Allied Command Europe Financial Controller, and Budget Officer, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (shape). In 2001, he requested duty as the Professor of Military Science for Georgia Southern University and was assigned to the Eagle Battalion. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Roberts served as the Eagle Battalion Professor of Military Science. From 2005 – 2007, he started a new JROTC Program at Metter High School and served as the Senior Army Instructor. Mr. Roberts returned to Georgia Southern in 2008 and served as the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer of the Eagle Battalion for eight years. In 2009, he was named the top Scholarship and Enrollment Officer in the nation.  

From February 2016 until August 2017, Mr. Roberts assumed the role of Associate Dean of Military Affairs and the Director of the Military and Veteran Student Center at Georgia Southern University. In this capacity, he worked with all military, veterans, and family members attending the university.  

Mr. Roberts’ military education includes the Infantry Officers basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne and Ranger Schools, the Jumpmaster Course, the Professional Military Controller’s Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His civilian education also includes a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1998.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Expert Infantryman’s badge, the Senior Parachutist badge, the British Parachutist badge, and the Ranger Tab.  

He is married to the former Denise Roney of Vienna, Georgia. They have three children, Kimberly, Daniel, and Kyle, and three grandchildren, Nolan, Cheyenne, and Ari.   

 

Mr. James Richey

Mr. James Richey

Mr. Richey has been the Logistics Technician at Augusta University (ASU) ROTC since October 2010. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service on 1 September 2007 as a First Sergeant.

Mr. Richey's served his last military assignment as the Senior Military Instructor (SMI) for ASU ROTC. He has earned several awards to the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leafs and the Army Commendation Medal with six oak leafs. Mr. Richey is married; he has two children and resides in Evans, GA.