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Staff Located at Loyola University Chicago:


Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Clay- Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Clay, an Air Defense Artillery Office, was commissioned in 1995 through ROTC from Tulane University, and received a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2000. He has held leadership positions at various bases in the US and in Germany.  In the United States, Lieutenant Colonel Clay has held positions at Fort Bliss, TX; FT Benning, GA; Ft Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Leavenworth, KS; and Schriever AFB, CO. His base locations in Germany include Kitzigen, Wurzburg, and Hohenfels.   He has deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian; to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom; and to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Major Frank Flowers- Assistant Professor

Major Frank Flowers enlisted in the Army in 1992 and was commissioned as an Engineer officer through Officer Candidate School in 2000.  Major Flowers has served with the 10th Mountain Division, 7th Special Forces Group, 1st Infantry Division, Training and Doctrine Command, Third Army, 25th Infantry Division, US Army Pacific Command, and the 1st Cavalry Division.  He has deployed in support of Operation Uphold Democracy, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.  

Captain Dax Burroughs- Operations Officer

Captain Dax Burroughs enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a combat engineer in 1998. He later attended the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point where, upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Ordinance Corps. In 2008, he transferred to the Military Intelligence Corps, where he has served since. Captain Burroughs has served with the 23rd Area Support Group, Training and Doctrine Command, and the 1st Infantry Division. He has deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mr. Tom Pina- Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Tom Pina enlisted into the Adjutant General Corps of United States Army Reserves in 1986, completed basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, S.C. In 1990, Mr. Pina became an instructor teaching PLDC, BNCOC and BF-ITC and later an Observer, Controller/Trainer. His career has taken him to Fort Jackson, Fort Bliss, Fort Polk, Fort Bragg, Fort Meade, Fort Lee, Fort Leavenworth, Fort McCoy, Fort Lewis and deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan. His current assignment is with Cadet Command as the Recruiting Operations Officer at Loyola University-Chicago.

Mr. Kevin Ward- Human Resources Director

Currently resides near Chicago, IL. Employed by U.S. Army Cadet Command, AO North Loyola University Army ROTC Program as Human Resources Director.  Education: Bachelor of Science Degree. Retired Army NCO Served 25 years in the following countries: Iraq, Germany, Kosovo, United Kingdom, Japan, and Hawaii.

Mr. George Kakaletris- Military Science Instructor

Mr. George Kakaletris has been a Psychological Operations Noncommissioned Officer since September of 2004; prior to that, he spent four years with the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division. His assignments throughout his military career have taken him to Germany, Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, Israel, Honduras, Panama, Iraq and Kuwait. He has deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Since December of 2011 Mr. Kakaletris holds the position of Acting 1SG for the 393rd Tactical Psychological Operations Company in Aurora, Illinois.


Staff Located at DePaul University:

Mr. Adam G. Malaty-Uhr- Military Science Instructor

Mr. Adam G. Malaty-Uhr received his commission as a second lieutenant from ROTC in 2006 and joined the infantry in the Illinois Army National Guard. He has completed Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, and the NATO Military Mentor Course. Mr. Malaty-Uhr has served with the 33rd IBCT of the Illinois Army National Guard, and Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix as a Police Mentor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently holds the rank of Captain as an Assistant Operations Officer with the 1/178 INF of the Illinois Army National Guard. He has taught Army ROTC courses since January of 2011.

Sergeant First Class Marc A. Westenbarger- Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class Marc A. Westenbarger is an armor noncommissioned officer and 1997 graduate of One Station Unit Training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. His assignments have included 1-34AR in Fort Riley, Kansas, Directorate of Training Doctrine, Combat Development and Experimentation in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and 1-77AR in Fort Bliss, Texas. He has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, 2009, and 2011. He is a graduate of the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, M1A1 Master Gunner Course, and M1A2 SEP Master Gunner Course.



Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)
Lake Shore Campus
Campion Hall, Room 001
6551 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 508-8980
Email: armyrotc@luc.edu

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