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LT COL Steven Alexander

Infantry, United States Army

Professor of Military Science

(607) 255-5661








LTC Alexander was commissioned an Officer of Infantry in 1991. He has served in several positions within Brigade Combat Teams to include Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Tank Battalion Operations Officer, and Brigade Operations Officer.

LTC Alexander has served two tours of duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

MAJ David S. Fosdick

Logistics, United States Army Reserve

Senior Military Science Instructor

(607) 735-1929







Major David Fosdick hails from Syracuse, NY and is a graduate of the Syracuse University Army ROTC Program. Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in 1992, has served in the United States, Hungary, Croatia, Kuwait and one tour of duty in Iraq. He holds a Bachelor's in Psychology from Syracuse University and a Master's in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. He is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, NBC Defense School, Observer Controller Course, the Associate Logistics Executive Development Course (Phases I and III), and Intermediate Level Education (Command and General Staff College).


MAJ Efrain Melendez

Medical, United States Army

Assistant Professor of Military Science











Major Efrain Melendez is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachussetts and graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in History. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from the ROTC program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.

MAJ Melendezís first assignment was with Co. B 3/187 Medical Battalion as an Executive Officer. He was then assigned as the Administrative Officer for the Directorate of Support, Academy of Health Sciences. MAJ Melendez was selected as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of Brooke Army Medical Center. Following a transfer to Fort Hood, Texas he was assigned as the Assistant S-3, 1st Medical Group. He took command of the Headquarters & Support Company, 61st Area Support Medical Battalion.






MAJ Charles Crusha

Military Police, United States Army

Assistant Professor of Military Science










Charles E. Crusha is the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Elmira College. His duties include primary instruction, physical fitness, color guard activities and counseling for the MS II Cadets. His duties also include serving as the club advisor for the ROTC Club at Elmira College.

MAJ Crusha was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew up in Woodward, Oklahoma where he enlisted in the Oklahoma National Guard in 1985. After serving for 8 months as a Military Police Officer with the 45th Infantry Brigade (Oklahoma National Guard), MAJ Crusha entered active duty and went through Infantry School and Airborne at Fort Benning, Georgia. After graduating Airborne School, he served with 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Additionally, in 1989, he deployed to Panama in support of Operation Just Cause where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge.








CPT Mike Beber

Signal Corp, United States Army

Battalion Recruiting Operations Officer

(607) 255-5663

Captain Mike Beber hails from Watkins Glen, NY, and is a graduate of the UNC-Charlotte ROTC program. He holds B.A. Degrees in International Relations and History. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corp in 2003, he has served in Iraq, as well as aided in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. He has graduated from the Signal Officer Basic Course as well as the North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement School. CPT Beber's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Meritoriuos Unit Citation, Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Commendation Medal.

Tina McFall

tmcfall@elmira.edu

Human Resources Administrator

(607) 735-1799

Tina McFall hails from Richmond, Indiana and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. During her lifetime she has held many positions including being a fourth grade teacher, writing Army training manuals for Cornell University and now the Human Resources Administrator for Army ROTC at Elmira College since October '07.
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One as a Brigade Operations Officer and one as the Deputy Commandant of the Multi-National Force Iraq Counterinsurgency Center. He has also served several multi-year tours with the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

LTC Alexander has a BA in Marketing Management from Siena College and a MA from Troy University in Education.
Maj Fosdick
Major Fosdick's most recent deployment (OCT 04-05) was as the CMATT Chief of Training & Logistics, MNSTC-I, Zakho Military Academy, Zakho, Iraq. He also served as the Liaison Officer between the Iraqi Military Academy Commanding Major General and Coalition forces. Major Fosdick's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device and Bronze Hourglass Device, NATO Medal, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Maj Melendez
His last active duty assignment was as Plans & Operations Officer in the Combat Developments Division, Directorate of Combat and Doctrine Development, Army Medical Department Center & School. He was in the Individual Ready Reserve until 2006; when he joined the 8th BDE (SROTC), 98th DIV(IT), where he assumed his current position as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Elmira College. His duties include primary instruction, physical fitness, color guard activities and counseling for the MS I Cadets. He is currently in the MS Management (Emergency Management) Degree program at Elmira College.

MAJ Melendezís military schooling includes the Army Medical Department Officer's Basic Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX, the Combat Casualty Care Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX, the Army Medical Department Officer's Advanced Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA. His awards include the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Expert Field Medical Badge and Basic Airborne Badge.

CAPT Crusha
After ETS from active duty in 1990, he entered the IRR. In 1990, he was activated from the IRR in support of Operation Desert Storm where he spent 4 months in Germany in preparation for desert warfare. In 1994, he was commissioned as a 2nd LT in the Army Reserves by Direct Commission. In 2002, MAJ Crusha was activated in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and served as the Company Commander of the 865th Combat Support Hospital (FWD) in Kuwait. During this duty he moved into central Iraq and set up a medical treatment facility at Convoy Support Center Scania. In 2003, MAJ Crusha joined the 8th BDE(SROTC), 98th DIV(IT), where he assumed his current position as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Elmira College.

MAJ Crusha's Awards and Decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with one two oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, Global War on Terrorism Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Silver Hour Glass and Numeral 2.


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