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Faculty and Staff

LEARN LEADERSHIP FROM THE BEST

The Army ROTC program is only as strong as its instructors. That’s why we provide such highly qualified faculty and staff for Cadets. See the kind of varied and interesting experiences instructors have had that make them the best ROTC faculty and staff.

MAJ Donald Kirk

MAJ Donald Kirk

Professor Military Science


CPT Micheal Opbroek

CPT Micheal Opbroek

Assistant Professor Military Science 

CPT Opbroek is branched Field Artillery with 16 years of service. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management from South Dakota State University and is currently working on his Masters in Higher Education Administration through University of Louisville.

His previous assignments are Alpha 1-5 Field Artillery where he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. He then was assigned to HHC 1-16 Infantry Battalion where he served as the Battalion Targeting Officer and Company Executive Officer during a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. Following his deployment he was assigned to 6-37 Field Artillery Battalion where he served as the Battalion S4. His most recent assignment was 579th Forward Support Company, 6-37 Field Artillery Battalion as the Company Commander.

His military education includes Air Assault School, Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course, Paladin Commander’s Course, Joint Fires Observer, Joint Firepower Course, Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, and the Commander’s and First Sergeant’s Course. He deployed in 2011 for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).


MSG ANTHONY ETHERIDGE

MSG ANTHONY ETHERIDGE

Senior Military Instructor

Responsible for training and operations of the WVU Mountaineer Battalion.


MSG Chadwick Cooper

MSG Chadwick Cooper

Military Science Instructor

MSG Cooper has 22 years of service. He has a Regents Bachelor of Arts and is currently working on his Masters in Strategic Security Management from Henley-Putnam University.

He spent the first five years of his career with 1/75th Ranger Battalion and the last 15 years in the Reconnaissance Company of the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia. The military schooling he has learned in the Special Operations Community has given him a diverse array of skill sets applicable to modern warfare and the rapidly changing face of adversity.

He has 12 combat deployments in support of the G.W.O.T.


SFC William Richards

SFC William Richards

Military Science Instructor

SSG William Davis

SSG William Davis

Military Science Instructor

Mr. John Dowling

Mr. John Dowling

Recruiting Operations Officer

John Dowling brings more than 31 years of military experience as the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) where he has served for nearly the past three years. In this capacity, Mr. Dowling is responsible for identifying the next generation of Mountaineer Army officers, handling all facets of recruiting, public affairs, enrollment-scholarship processing, and mission set management. A product of the Mountaineer Battalion and a 1989 WVU graduate, he is a colonel in the Army Reserve serving as a drilling individual mobilization augmentee (DIMA) with the Military Postal Service Agency in Arlington, Va.

Mr. Dowling has successfully commanded units at the company and battalion level and has served as a primary, special and personal staff officer for several general officer commands. Since Sept. 11, he been mobilized four times for contingency operations including overseas deployments to Bosnia (SFOR 12) and Kuwait (2012-13), along with two stateside active duty tours. Mr. Dowling earned a Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. His military education includes the Engineer Office Basic & Advanced Courses, Adjutant General Officer Advanced 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) 685-7766
Email:  armyrotc@mail.wvu.edu


Ms. Andrea Brown

Ms. Andrea Brown

Human Resources Assistant

Specialist in all aspects of administrative issues, assisting and advising the Professor of Military Science in completing all Cadet actions.

Office: 304-293-7561
E-mail:  abrown17@wvu.edu


Ms. Charlotte Marbury

Ms. Charlotte Marbury

Administrative Secretary

Plans and coordinates all special events such as commissioning and award ceremonies. Also works closely with the potential Cadets in scheduling physicals and follow-up appointments.


Ms. Cynthia Siegman

Ms. Cynthia Siegman

Supply Technician

Initiates, plans, and executes the ROTC supply program, serves as the accountable property officer.

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