MAJ Jared J. Sutton (PMS)
MAJ Jared J. Sutton grew up in Sparta Wisconsin, where he graduated from Sparta High School in 1993. He entered Army ROTC at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (UW-L) and attended both Viterbo University and UW-L. In 1998 he graduated from UW-L with a BS in History and Psychology and commissioned into the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer. After completing the Field Artillery Basic Course, the Army assigned Jared to the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Polk, Louisiana where he served as a Troop and Anti-Tank Company Fire Support Officer, Troop Executive Officer, Squadron S1, and Squadron Fire Support Officer. Following promotion to Captain and completion of the Armor Officer Advance Course, MAJ Sutton was assigned to III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters as a Corps Fire Support Operations Officer. After a year with the Corps Headquarters, Jared was reassigned to DIVARTY, 4th Infantry Division where he served in various staff positions at the battalion and brigade level as the unit completed two deployments to Iraq and transitioned to a Fires Brigade. During his second OIF deployment, Jared had the honor to command B/2-20FA (MLRS) as they provided precision fires to MNF-I using the newly deployed Guided Multiple Launch Rocket. In 2007 the Army reassigned Jared to the 4th Cavalry Brigade at Ft Knox where he served as the Operations Officer for 1-410FA (TSB) and was responsible for planning and executing training for mobilizing National Guard and Army Reserve formations deploying to OIF. Following promotion to Major, Jared attended Intermediate Level Education at Ft Leavenworth, KS where he studied advanced military operations, strategy and leadership and completed his Master's in Adult, Occupational, and Continuing Education at Kansas State University. The Army subsequently reassigned Jared to III Corps Headquarters where he severed as a Corps Assistant Fire Support Coordinator during the transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn. Most recently, MAJ Sutton was the Corps Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Operations Officer and Rear Detachment Commander before being assigned to Creighton University as the Professor of Military Science. Jared is married to the former Jodi L. Brooks and they have three children: Trajan , Ian, and Shaela. Jared's awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster(OLCs), the Army Commendation Medal w/2 OLCs, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal w/3 OLC, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
MAJ Xarhya Wulf (Executive Officer/APMS)
MAJ Xarhya Wulf entered basic training in October 1996 and Officer Candidate School in 1998. She was commissioned in the Adjutant General (AG) Officer Corps and attended AG Basic Officer Course in June 2001. Shortly thereafter, she was assigned to her first duty station at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Her first job as a Second Lieutenant was as the Brigade Strength Manager. Over the years, MAJ Wulf has held a wide variety of jobs to include Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant, G-1 Strength Manager, Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) II instructor, Brigade S-1, and Deployed Human Resources Operations Cell (HROC) Plans and Operations /R5/Casualty Officer in Charge. In 2009, Xarhya was selected to attend Training with Industry (TWI) at Microsoft where she worked in global diversity and inclusion and was instrumental in the establishment of a Veteran transition program called "We Still Serve". Xarhya was then sent to the Pentagon where she wrote, modified, and implemented policies and programs on Army medical readiness. Her most recent assignment was as the plans and operations officer within Headquarters, Department of Army G-1. Xarhya joined Creighton University in the summer of 2014. Xarhya possess a Bachelor degree in legal studies, a Masters in human resources management, and is currently working on her PHD in organizational behavior. Xarhya has a variety of military awards and decorations.
CPT Sean Miller (APMS)
Captain Sean Miller graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an Armor officer in May 2006. His first duty assignment was in the 5th Squadron 73rd Cavalry Regiment of the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division where he served in multiple leadership positions. Immediately upon arriving to Fort Bragg, NC, Captain Miller deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Scout Platoon Leader from May to October 2007. After 15 months as a Scout Platoon Leader, he transitioned to serving as the Squadron A/S3 (Operations) and again deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in December 2008. Later in the deployment, Captain Miller assumed duties as the B Troop Executive Officer from March 2009 to February 2010. Captain Miller additionally served as the Squadron A/S3 (Plans) prior to attending the Maneuver Captains Career Course in June 2010. Captain Miller's next assignment was to Fort Riley, KS where he assumed command of B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment in March 2011. He led the Troop through a rigorous training phase and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 2012 with the rest of the 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. In Afghanistan, Captain Miller and B Troop conducted counterinsurgency operations in the Paktika Province with the Afghan Security Forces and local government leaders in the Sar Howza District. Captain Miller relinquished command of B Troop in October 2012 and transitioned to a position as the Brigade Assistant S3 (Plans). In May 2013, Captain Miller moved to Omaha, NE and assumed responsibilities as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Creighton University.
Captain Miller's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab. He is also a graduate of the Scout Leader's Course, Reconnaissance Surveillance Leader's Course and the USAAS Jumpmaster Course.
Captain Miller is married to the former Melanie Norton of Omaha, Nebraska
MSG William Powers (SMSI)
MSG William Powers joined the Army in February 1997 trained in Fort Benning Georgia to be an Airborne Infantryman. He became a member of the NON-Commissioned Officers Corp in September of 2001. MSG Powers leadership positions have included Infantry Rifle Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant , First Sergeant and HHC First Sergeant. MSG Powers has led soldiers in combat from Squad Leader through First Sergeant, Deploying as Squad Leader in the Iraq invasion where his unit liberated the cities of An Najaf AL Kufah and Mosul . While serving as a Platoon Sergeant in OEF his platoon was decentralized from the company in Lash- KAR-GAH. The only Platoon to conduct missions in the largest Afghanistan offensive “The Battle of Marjha” While serving as First Sergeant his company was the most decentralized in battalion covering operations in Maiwand, Zharay and Sha walli cot districts.
MSG Powers Previous assignments have included 2/75th Ranger Regiment ,1/24 Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis Washington, 1/503D Infantry Regiment (AASLT) Camp Casey Korea. 2/502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Fort Campbell Kentucky, 2/46 Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox Kentucky, 2-2 ID (SBCT) JBLM and currently at Creighton University where he serves as the SMSI.
MSG Powers awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC) , Army Commendation Medal (V, 3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), ) Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), ), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War On Terror Service and Expeditionary Medals, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award) Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award) NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Presidential Navy Unit Citation. 1SG Powers has also been awarded the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, The Drill Sergeant Badge, Parachutes Badge. MSG Powers military education includes the Army Drill Sergeant Course Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and the First Sergeants Course.
MSG Powers is married to the Former Lisa Borromeo of Bonney Lake WA. They have three children William age 12 Rachel age 10 and Paul who is 2.
SFC Philip Cole (MSI & MSII Instructor)
Sergeant First Class Cole enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember. Upon completion of OSUT (One station unit training) at Fort Sill, OK he was assigned to Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion 27th Field Artillery in Baumholder Germany. While assigned to Bravo Battery he served as a Cannoneer and Howitzer Gunner. During his tour he deployed to Kosovo to support peacekeeping operations in the Balkans.
In January of 2002 he was reassigned to 3rd Battalion 16th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division Ft Hood Texas. While assigned to 3-16th FA his duties included Howitzer Gunner and Chief of Section. During the spring of 2003 he was deployed as part of the initial assault in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In January 2005 SFC Cole was assigned to 1st Battalion 15th Field Artillery on Camp Kasey in Korea. After completing BNCOC (WLC) in 2006, SFC Cole was assigned to 1st Battalion 9th Field Artillery, 2BCT, 3rd Infantry Division Ft Stewart Georgia. He deployed once again in support of OIF, serving as Platoon Sergeant for 14 months during Surge Operations 07-08. In January 2009 SFC Cole was assigned to the 1st Battalion 82nd Field Artillery, 1BCT, 1st Calvary Division Ft Hood Texas. Once again he deployed in support of OIF 09-10 serving as Platoon Sergeant. SFC Cole was selected to serve on the Battalion Staff and assumed the responsibility as the Intelligence Sergeant. He deployed once again in support of Operation New Dawn in the summer of 2011 until December when all US Forces pulled out of Iraq. He took part in Operation Spartan Shield, Kuwait. Returning from deployment SFC Cole assumed responsibility as the Battalion Master Gunner. Following his assignment with America?s First Team, he was reassigned to Creighton University Army ROTC in Omaha, NE in August of 2013.
SFC Cole's awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), and the Combat Action Badge. He has completed the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Battle Staff, Army Safety Program Management, and Field Artillery Master Gunners Course.
Charles (Chuck) McKinley (ROO)
Mr. Charles McKinley is a retired U.S. Air Force Major. He is from Council Bluffs, Iowa and enlisted into the Air Force in the summer of 1988 on the delayed enlistment program. Charles first assignment was Missile Facilities Specialist at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. In 1993 Charles changed career fields and became a C-5 Loadmaster and was stationed at Travis AFB, California and Altus AFB, Oklahoma. In 2000, he completed a Bachelors of Science degree with a minor in Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In August 2001 Charles was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after completing Air Force Officer Training School. His follow on assignment was to Aviano AB, Italy as a Logistics Officer. In 2005, Charles moved to San Diego, CA to serve as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Recruiting Officer for AF ROTC Detachment 75, San Diego State University. In 2008, he was selected for assignment to Offutt AFB, Nebraska to work back in the logistics field. Charles has deployments for Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Additionally, Charles has over 2500 operational flying hours as a C-5 Loadmaster. After retirement from the Air Force he worked as a Civilian Air Transportation Specialist at Offutt AFB, NE. Charles joined the Creighton ROTC team in January of 2014 and his primary responsibility is recruiting future Army leaders.
Steve Stimson (Human Resource Administrator)
Cindy Brinkley (Supply Technician)
Retired US Army
Assigned to USACC on 23 Mar 2003