LTC Aaron J. Mock

LTC Aaron J. Mock

Professor of Military Science/ Battalion Commander, MS IV Instructor

Branch: Armor

amock@armyrotc.msstate.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Mock is a native of Texas, and a 1996 graduate of Ohio University.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1997 as a 98C, and was commissioned as an Armor officer in April of 2000 after completing Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA. In 2012, LTC Mock earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. 
LTC Mock’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Armor Captain’s Career Course, the Cavalry Leaders Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff Course, and Command and General Staff College (ILE).

LTC Mock’s military assignments include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, M Company, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment; A Company Commander, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment; Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment; Battalion S3, 1st Battalion, 305th Regiment; Brigade S3, 177th Armor Brigade; Battalion S3, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment; Brigade S3, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade; and most recently as a Battalion and Brigade Operations and Staff Observer/Coach/Trainer (OCT) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. 

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal,  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Medal (Kosovo), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), and has been awarded the Order of St. George in Bronze.

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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.

MAJ Collins

MAJ Jennifer Collins

Assistant PMS

Branch: Signal

jcollins@armyrotc.msstate.edu

MAJ Collins is a native of Lafayette, LA and was commissioned December 15th 2001. She graduated from University of Louisiana, Lafayette with a Bachelor of Art in Sociology and holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from University of Maryland.

Her military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, the Signal Captains Career Course and Command and General Staff College.

During her 24 years of service, MAJ Collins has held a variety of positions.  She started out as an Interior Electrician,51R  in the Louisiana Army National Guard.  While in the National Guard she served three years as an ROTC cadet.   Positions held as an active duty officer include 46th Engineer Battalion (CH) S6, Fort Polk and Operation Iraqi Freedom; HHC, 160th Signal Brigade Commander, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait;  USAREUR G3, Mission Command Support Division, Deputy Knowledge Management Officer and Contingency Command Post (CCP), Heidelberg, Germany; 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) S6; 4th Infantry Division C6 NETOPS and DTAC OIC, Fort Carson, CO and Grafenwoehr,  Germany ISO Operational Atlantic Resolve (OAR); 2ID/ RUCD NETOPS OIC, Camp Red Cloud Korea. 

Her award and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 1OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

MAJ Collins has three sons Simegn Collins 14, Simagegn Collins 14, SPC Jonathan Collins 21.

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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.

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