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MAJ Wayne Richey, Professor of Military Science (Interim)

MAJ Wayne D. Richey Jr comes to WVU from Fort Campbell, where he served as the executive/operations officer for the 184th Ordnance Bn. (EOD). A career EOD officer, he was previously assigned as the TF Hellhound (EOD) executive officer responsible for EOD/Counter-IED/Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction operations within CENTCOM (OIR/OFS & OSS).

A native of Georgia, MAJ Richey graduated from the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Basic Course in 2005, serving as an enlisted EOD tech until his commissioning from Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 2007 and was assigned to the 723rd Ordnance Co. (EOD). He served as a platoon leader and executive officer during a 15-month deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Upon completion of Logistics Captains Career Course, MAJ Richey was assigned as the commander of the 760th Ordnance Co. (EOD) where he deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). MAJ Richey then served at the National Training Center as the senior explosive ordnance disposal observer, trainer/controller. He was subsequently selected as a “Project Warrior” at the Logistics Captains Career Course where he led a team that developed the EOD Captain’s Career Course requirements. MAJ Richey then served as executive officer to the Chief of Ordnance in 2016 before reporting to the Command and General Staff College (Resident ILE) and completing key development assignments for the 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD). 

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (x2), Meritorious Service Medal (x4), Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge. He is married to Jessica Dawn Richey of White House, Tennessee. They have one daughter, Ms. Colbie Rae Bradley. 

Office: (304) 293-7588

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MSG Christopher Farmer,  Senior Military Science Instructor 

MSG Christopher Farmer assumes responsibility as the Senior Military Science Instructor. A 17-year Army veteran, MSG Farmer comes to WVU from the 1-66 Armor, 3rd ABCT, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson where he served as a first sergeant for three years and deployed to Baltic States in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and separately to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. A native of Seattle, Washington, MSG Farmer enlisted as into the Army and was assigned to 1-4 Infantry Battalion in Hohenwald, Germany, where he deployed twice to Afghanistan is support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a squad leader. He was later stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to 4-9 Infantry and again deployed to Afghanistan as a platoon sergeant assigned to NTC Ft Irwin CA as Observer Coach Trainer with Tarantula Team. He also did a tour at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, as an Observer Controller-Training with Tarantula Team.

MSG Farmer’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (x8), AAM (x8), Combat Action Badge and Master Gunner Identification Badge. He is a graduate the Master Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Warrior Leader Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate) and M1A2 Master Gunner.

He is married to Joselita Farmer of Salvador, Brazil, and has two daughters, Julianna and Alessandra.


Office: (304) 293-2088

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MAJ Clay Seldomridge, APMS & Army National Guard Liaison

MAJ Clay Seldomridge, a WV Army National Guard officer, transitioned to the Mountaineer Battalion in Fall 2019 after serving as the executive officer of the WV Army National Recruiting & Retention Battalion.

Office: (304) 293-7588

SFC Joseph Turley, Military Science Instructor  

SFC Joseph Turley is a native of Coldwater, Kansas, and has served on active duty for 17 years. He serves as the Acting Senior Military Instructor, an MS 2 instructor and is also in charge of the WVU Scout Platoon/Ranger Challenge Team. He’s served in multiple Infantry duty positions such as a Bradley Driver, Bradley Gunner, and Bradley Commander. He’s also served as a Dismounted Team Leader and Squad Leader. Most recently, SFC Turley served as a Heavy Weapons Company Platoon Sergeant. SFC Turley has been a Basic Leaders Course Instructor and a Drill Sergeant. He has deployed to Kosovo, two tours to Iraq, one deployment to Africa, and Pacific Pathways 2018. He’s been stationed in Germany, Kansas, South Carolina, and Hawaii. SFC Turley has earned the coveted Combat and Expert Infantry Badge.

Office: (304) 293-7548


CPT Victoria Creasy, Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Creasy was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri.  She commissioned as a Military Police Officer in 2011 from Missouri State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. CPT Creasy is primarily an MS I instructor, but also teaches three military science levels at Waynesburg University, an ROTC partnership school with WVU.

CPT Creasy’s past military assignments include Platoon Leader, 529th Military Police Company, Heidelberg, Germany; Plans Officer, 95th Military Police Battalion, Sembach, Germany; Deputy Commander, United States Army Correctional Activity-Europe, Sembach, Germany; Operations Officer, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, NC; and Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC.

Office: (304)-293-7556


CPT Mark Herrick, Assistant Professor of Military Science

Responsible for operational planning and teaching the MS 1 level courses, CPT Herrick is a native of Marlboro, Vermont. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geospatial Information Science (GIS) and is an Ordnance officer. He deployed to Afghanistan (2010-11) with the 101st Airborne Division (2nd BCT). A graduate of the Captains Career Course, CPT Herrick is a officially serving in the Logistics career branch and has successfully completed two company commands.

Office: (304)-293-3030


SSG Joshua Castillo, Military Science Instructor 

SSG Joshua Castillo has over 12 years of military service as a 42A Human Resources Specialist. He ss a native of Puerto Rico. SSG Castillo had deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan (twice). SSG Castillo is currently performing duties as an MS1 instructor.

Office: (304) 293-7556


Mr. John Dowling, Recruiting Operations Officer 

John Dowling brings more than 35 years of military experience to the position as the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) where he has served since 2013. He is responsible for all facets of recruiting, public affairs, enrollment-scholarship processing, and mission set management. A product of the Mountaineer Battalion and a 1989 West Virginia University graduate, Mr. Dowling retired as a colonel from the Army Reserve in 2018.

Mr. Dowling has commanded units at the company and battalion level and has served as a primary, special and personal staff officer. He has been mobilized four times for contingency operations including overseas deployments to Bosnia (SFOR 12) and Kuwait. Mr. Dowling earned a Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic & Advanced Courses, Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, Brigade S-1 Course, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, and the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies (UFMCS) – Critical Thinking Red Team Practitioners Course.

Office: (304) 293-7546
Cell: (304) 894-6641


Mr. Jerry Henley, Military Science Instructor

Mr. Henley is a contractor serving as an military science nstructor for the battalion. He has more than 12 years of service as an infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he is currently a staff sergeant. Mr. Henley has deployed four times during his career.


Ms. Charlotte Marbury, Administrative Secretary 

Charlotte Marbury has more than 20 years of experience as a WVU employee assigned to the Mountaineer Battalion. She plans and coordinates all special events such as commissioning and award ceremonies. She also works closely with the potential Cadets in scheduling DODMERB physicals and follow-up appointments.

Office: 304-293-7579


Mr. Henry Sherman, Human Resources Assistant

Henry Sherman brings more than 23 years of military experience to the program as a Human Resources Assistant. During his time in the Army, Mr. Sherman served as an Infantry Team Leader, Squad Leader, Recruiter, Recruiting Station Commander, Operations NCO, and Guidance Counselor. Mr. Sherman was deployed two times while serving, combat deployment to Iraq, and a humanitarian deployment to Haiti. His military education includes the Primary, Basic, and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, the Army Recruiting Course, the Recruiting Station Commanders Course, and the Guidance Counselors Course.Mr. Sherman’s past military assignments include Fort Bragg (82nd ABN Div), Fort Polk (JRTC), Fort Carson (4th IN Div), recruiting duties in New England, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg (Pa.- Operations NCO), Fresno, (CA - Guidance Counselor),  and Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). His military awards include: Combat Infantryman Badege, the Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Wings (68 jumps), Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Army Accommodation Medal (5 awards) & the Army Achievement Medal (7 awards). He is a WVU graduate and is currently working on a Masters in Corporate and Organizational Communications.

Office: 304-293-7561

Mr. John Gulledge, Human Resources Assistant

Mr. Gulledge joined the Mountaineer Battalion in Spring 2020 as a Human Resources Assistant. He is a native of West Virginia and previously served as an administrative military technician in the Army Reserve. Mr. Gulledge has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in sociology. He currently serves as a logistics officer (captain) in the Army Reserve. A graduate of the Army Logistics University Captains Career, Mr. Gulledge deployed to Iraq in 2003.

Office: 304-293-7557

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