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MSG Mark Frantz

Senior Military Science Instructor

Branch: Infantry

mfrantz@armyrotc.msstate.edu

Master Sergeant Mark Frantz is from Fresno, CA and enlisted in the Army in 2000 he attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was awarded his primary MOS of 11B. Since then he has served as a Saw Gunner, M240B Machine Gunner, Grenadier, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and Company First Sergeant.

Master Sergeant Frantz’s duty assignments and deployments include: Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Irwin CA, Baumholder, GE. Fort Stewart, Ga., Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.

The Military Schools and training that Master Sergeant Frantz has attended are Ranger School, Airborne School, Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, and the Senior Leaders Course. He is currently pursuing a degree in World History and is a couple classes away from his BS.

His awards and decorations include:  Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal,  Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal,  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,  Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Ranger Tab, basic Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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CPT Daniel L. Padilla

Operations Officer

Branch: Military Police

CPT Padilla is a native of Santa Barbara, CA.  He graduated from Cal State University of Northridge in 2003 with a B.A. in Sociology.  In 2006, he graduated with a M.A. in Human Services from Capella University.    

CPT Padilla’s Military Education includes Anti-Terrorism Officer, Officer Candidate School, Basic Officer Leadership Course II, Military Police Officer Basic Course, and Military Police Captain Career Course.         

CPT Padilla’s Military Assignments and Deployments include Platoon Leader, 571st Military Police Company, FT. Lewis, WA; Intelligence and Force Protection Officer, 13th CSSB; Company Commander, 528th Quartermaster Company; Company Commander, 18th MP Detachment; HQ Commandant Special Operations Joint Taskforce- Afghanistan; Emergency Operations Officer Fort Huachuca; Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

SFC Justin Silvers

SFC Justin Silvers

MSI Instuctor

Branch: Field Artillery

jsilvers@armyrotc.msstate.edu

Sergeant First Class Justin Silvers was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School in 1998. After high school, SFC Silvers enlisted in the Army and attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a 13B Artilleryman.

SFC Silvers has served in various duty positions to include Cannoneer, Gunner, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Observer Controller/Trainer, Battalion Operations Sergeant, and Battalion Master Gunner.

SFC Silvers’ assignments include C Battery 4th Battalion 27th Field Artillery, Baumholder Germany; A Battery 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell KY; 3rd Battalion 393rd Field Artillery (TS), Fort Hood TX; A Battery and HQ 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery, Fort Knox KY. He has deployed 5 times during his career which include Kosovo (2000-2001), Iraq (2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008), and Afghanistan (2013-2014).

SFC Silvers’ military and civilian education include the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, USACC Instructor Training Course, Rappel Master Course, Field Artillery Master Gunner Course, Observer Controller Academy, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Anti-Terrorism Officer Course, Combatives Course, Commander’s Total Fitness Course, Unit Prevention Leader, Air Assault Course and Rappel Master Course.  SFC Silvers is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration with two semesters remaining.

SFC Silvers’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/ numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/ numeral 4), NATO Medal (w/ bronze service star), Combat Action Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. Additionally, SFC Silvers has been awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara for his exceptional service to the Field Artillery. 

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SFC Luis M. Vazquez

Military Science Instructor

Branch: Field Artillery

lvazquez@armyrotc.msstate.edu

A native of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, SFC Luis M. Vazquez enlisted in the United States Army in 2002.  He completed BCT/AIT at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he was awarded the MOS of 13D.

Throughout his career SFC Vazquez has been assigned to 214th Field Artillery Brigade Fort Sill, OK; 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; DOTD USAFCoE, Fort Sill, OK; and 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, Fort Riley, KS.

SFC Vazquez has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (X3); Operation Enduring Freedom; and most recently Operation Inherent Resolve. He has held leadership positon as the Fire Control Sergeant, Chief Fire Control Sergeant; Platoon Sergeant; Operations Sergeant and First Sergeant.

His awards and decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation (1OLC), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (4Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2Stars), Operation Inherent Resolve Medal, and NATO Medal.

SFC Vazquez is a graduate of Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Master Resilience Course, and Equal Opportunity Course.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Health Science from Trident University.

SFC Vazquez is married to the former Iliana Bezares from Carolina, Puerto Rico and have three kids David, Angelica and Kiara.  They have also been blessed with two grandkids Serenity and Hope.

Mr. Leviticus Bell

Mr. Leviticus Bell

Supply Technician

lbell@armyrotc.msstate.edu

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Ms. Angel Prisock

Executive Assistant

aprisock@armyrotc.msstate.edu

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Ms. Valerie Toney

Human Resource Assistant

vtoney@armyrotc.msstate.edu

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SFC David Moore

Recruiting Assistant / ARNG Liaison

Branch: Military Police

dmoore@armyrotc.msstate.edu