Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jason M. Pape graduated from Michigan State University in 1995 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and commissioned as an Armor Officer through the MSU Army ROTC program. From 1996 until now, he has served in various leadership and staff positions in both Armor and Cavalry units, as well as Light Infantry, from platoon to division-level. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course and Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Knox; the Combined Arms Service and Staff School (CAS3), the Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSC), and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth. While attending SAMS, he earned a Masters Degree in Military Arts and Sciences. Additionally, LTC Pape participated in the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program (ELDP) at the United States Military Academy where he completed a M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University.
His military assignments include the following: 2-69 Armor at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as a tank platoon leader and deployed to Jordan for Operation Eager Light, a scout platoon leader and assistant battalion S3, and a tank company executive officer deployed to Kuwait for Intrinsic Action; Combat Support Coordination Team #2 in Taegu, Republic of Korea where he served as the HHD Commander; 1-13 Armor and 3rd BCT, 1 AD at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a battalion maintenance officer, assistant battalion S3, a tank company commander in OIF 1, and a brigade reconnaissance troop commander in OIF 3. Most recently, LTC Pape served as a division G5 planner in the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and deployed again to Iraq where he then joined the 1-28 Infantry to become the battalion XO. He returned to Fort Riley with the Black Lions in August, 2010, and continued to serve with them until May 2012 when he joined the Fighting Eagles at Eastern Washington University as the Professor of Military Science.
LTC Pape's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (3rd award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), as well as the Joint Service Commendation Medal and Army Commendation Medal (3rd award). Additionally, he has earned the Basic Parachutist Badge and the Combat Action Badge.
LTC Pape and his wife Tamara have three children. They live in Cheney, Washington.
MSG Jake Baty is originally from Soldotna, Alaska. He enlisted as an Infantryman on October 21st 1996. After completion of Basic Training, Airborne School and the Ranger Indoctrination Program, he was assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington State.
MSG Baty has served with numerous units throughout his career, the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord, the 17th Aviation Brigade Pathfinders out of Yongson, Korea. The 2nd Battalion 325th Airborne Infantry of the 82nd Airborne with whom he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom three times, the 5th Ranger Training Battalion and most recently the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division with whom he deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
MSG Baty has held numerous leadership positions: Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Mountain Ranger Instructor, Platoon Sergeant and Rifle Company First Sergeant and is currently serving as the Senior Military Instructor at the Eastern Washington University U.S. Army ROTC.
His Military education includes Airborne School, the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), Ranger School, Pathfinder School, Jumpmaster School, summer and winter Mountain Warfare School, the Battle Staff course, the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course and the University Senior Leaders Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2nd award), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with "V" device (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (9th award) and Army Achievement Medal (4th Award). Additionally, he has earned the Expert Infantry Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge and the Ranger Tab.
Major (Ret.) Robert Riedel is a native of Virginia. He received his commission as an Infantry Second Lieutenant on May 7, 1990. Mr. Riedel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Enroute to his first assignment, he completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School and the Bradley Leader's Course at Fort Benning, Ga.
His first assignment was in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division where he served as both a Bradley Rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Battalion (Mechanized). Mr. Riedel then served two years in the 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard) as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Support Platoon Leader. After graduation from the Infantry Officer Advance Course and Light Leader's Course in March 1995, he returned to the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea where he served as an S3 Air and Company Commander in the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Battalion (Air Assault).
In the summer of 1998, Mr. Riedel was assigned to Middle Tennessee State University ROTC where he served as Operations and Training Officer and the MS III instructor. He separated from active duty in 2000, and joined the Tennessee Army National Guard where he served for five years as a TAC Officer and Company Commander. He then moved to Washington state where he joined the 205th Leadership Regiment, Camp Murray, within the Washington Army National Guard and held a temporary position at the University of Washington ROTC.
Mr. Riedel deployed to Afghanistan in 2006, as a member of the OEF Embedded Team Trainers to the Afghanistan National Army. He then served on active duty with 2nd Battalion, 357 Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wa., as part of the Operation Warrior Trainer Program where he was the Operations Officer for convoy post-mobilization training. Mr. Riedel retired from the Washington Army National Guard in January 2011, but returned to active duty through the Individual Retiree Recall (RR) Program to serve as an instructor at Eastern Washington University ROTC. He retired from active service in September 2013.
SFC (Ret.) Greg Alston retired from Active Duty in 2009, after serving for 24 years in the United States Army. He received his B.A. in Visual Communication from American Intercontinental University (Online) in 2005. Prior to working for EWU, he served as a Military Science Instructor at Brigham Young University in Idaho for five years. He finished his tour of duty with the 3rd Infantry Division G2 Geospatial Information and Services Cell Non Commissioned Officer in Charge where he prepared his section deployment to OIF. His other duty positions include serving with the 5th Geospatial Planning Cell as the Detachment Sergeant Major; as a Topographic Platoon Sergeant with the 29th and 30th Engineer Battalion (Topographic),as the first Topographic Observer Controller in the United States Army at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California and on exchange in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with the National Mapping and Charting Establishment. Mr. Alston also deployed to Baghdad in support of OIF where he was the Platoon Sergeant and Senior Operations Sergeant in 2006 - 2007.
Mr. Alston's awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Basic Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
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Linda Moody was born and raised in Wisconsin. When she was 17, she enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and went to boot camp upon completion of her senior year in high school in 1998. While in the Marine Corps Linda served as a Motor Transport Mechanic for the first 5.5 years during which she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Linda then switched her job to become an Avionics Technician on Harrier jets for the next 6 years of her time as a Marine. During her time in the Harrier community, she deployed once again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. She also deployed aboard the USS Essex for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit where she got to go to Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia in 2009. Upon return from the ship she went to school to become a Marine Corps recruiter and completed her last 4 years in Spokane, Washington as a Marine Corps recruiter and the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Marine Liaison. Linda was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in December 2013 and was hired in May 2014 to perform as the Human Resources Technician for the Department of Military Science at Eastern Washington University. Mrs. Moody received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics with a Minor in Management in May of 2015 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Ms. Flores began working at Eastern Washington University in July 1983. She has held positions at Eastern as an office assistant and secretary senior in the provost/vice president for student services office, secretary senior to the Dean of Students, secretary senior in the Department of Communication Studies and secretary in the Women's Studies Program. Ms. Flores has been in the EWU Department of Military Science since November 2002.
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