MAJ Adam Ashworth was raised in Fillmore, Utah and graduated from Millard High School in 1996. Midway thru his senior year, he enlisted into the Utah Army Guard A battery 1/140th Field Artillery as a 13E Fire Direction Specialist. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was the Distinguished Honor Graduate and Master Gunner of his 13E class.
After 4 years of enlisted service, MAJ Ashworth contracted with Southern Utah University Army ROTC Fall 2000 as a Guaranteed Forces Reserve Duty Scholarship recipient. He commissioned May 2002 as a Field Artillery Officer in Det -1 A Battery 1/145th Field Artillery Fillmore, UT. He attended Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (FAOBC) Fort Sill, OK September 2003 – February 2004. MAJ Ashworth was hired as the full-time assistant Logistics Officer (G4) upon completion of FAOBC for I Corps Artillery, Camp Williams, UT. He worked simultaneously as the Fire Direction Officer for A Battery 1/145th, Detachment Commander/XO for A Battery 1/145th, XO C Battery 1/145th, and Assistant S3 HHB 1/145th. While working for I Corps Artillery, MAJ Ashworth attended several exercises including Yama Sukura (Japan) and Ulchi Focus Lens (Korea) and was also the logistical planner for the Annual Fire Support Conference. MAJ Ashworth was activated for Hurricane Katrina/Rita support, Cow Island and New Orleans, Louisiana September 2005 as a commander for C Company, Task Force Utah. MAJ Ashworth was mobilized June 2006 to Afghanistan as an Embedded Tactical Trainer (ETT). MAJ Ashworth worked with Afghan weapons/Infantry Companies and team 724 from 7th Special Forces Group. Upon returning home September 2007, MAJ Ashworth was assigned as the Full Time Training Officer for 2nd 222nd Field Artillery Cedar City, Utah. He was assigned as the Assistant S3 and later Commander C Battery 2-222 FA Fillmore/Beaver. He completed Captain Career Course April 2010 Fort Sill, OK. In June 2010 MAJ Ashworth was assigned as the Executive Officer for the 2-222 FA. He deployed with the 2-222 FA to Iraq June 2011 – December 2011.
MAJ Ashworth received his BS Degree in Criminal Justice with Military Science Minor from Southern Utah University. He is married to Tessa (Hutchings) Ashworth and has three beautiful daughters Aries (7), Ireland (4), and Gracelyn (1). He lives with his family in Beaver, Utah.
CPT Jerome B. Young received his commission from Officer Candidate School in May 2006 as a Field Artilleryman. Prior to becoming an officer, he enlisted in July 1991 as a 13P Fire Direction Specialist for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) in Atlanta, GA. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advance Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
As an NCO, he attended all the levels of the Non-Commissioned Officer Education System, which includes the Battle Staff Course. He reached the rank of SFC in 1998 before deciding to become an Army officer.
CPT Young’s duty assignments includes 3rd Infantry Division at Bamberg, Germany; 75th Division (Training Support) at Fort Riley, Kansas; 1st Infantry Division at Bamberg, Germany at which time he deployed to KOSOVO in 2002 and in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2004; 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado and deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2007; 428th FA BDE on Fort Sill, Oklahoma to attend Captain’s Career Course in 2009; returned back 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado in 2010 and deployed with the 4th Infantry Division Fires Section in support of OPERATION NEW DAWN. Upon completion of this deployment, he assumed command of Alpha Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion 4th Infantry Division. After a successful command he received his orders making him a part of Southern Utah University Army ROTC program in Cedar City, Utah.
His military experience includes Battalion & Battery Fire Direction NCO for the M270 MLRS weapon system; Observer, Controller/Trainer for Army National Guard units; Platoon Sergeant, Fire Support Officer (Company & Division), Fire Direction Officer for M109A6 Paladin, Platoon/Patrol Leader, Assistant S4, Company Commander and Master Fitness Trainer.
His military awards include Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, NATO Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze service star, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club.
He is married to Marion Young and has two children, Fabienne and Nicholas Young.
ROTC Senior Military Instructor
SFC Corey R. Bybee joined the military in 1987 as a member of the Fire Direction Center in HOW Battery 2-116 Armored Calvary. He completed his training and progressed up through the ranks. He knew the military life suited him, however he wanted to excel on the civilian side as well. While serving weekends with the Idaho Army National Guard, SFC Bybee was able to pursue his civilian education. He graduated from Utah State University in 1995 with a BA in Political Science and again in 1997 with an MBA. Upon graduation, he accepted a position in Wyoming with a pharmaceutical company as a sales representative. He transferred to the Wyoming Army National Guard where he served as the Fire Direction Chief for the 2-300 FA.
In 2001 SFC Bybee deployed with the 2-300 FA in his first post 9-11 deployment. Upon returning from deployment, his civilian career moved him to Utah where he joined the 1-148 FA. In 2004 he deployed again to Iraq serving with the 1-148 FA. Upon returning from Iraq, SFC Bybee transferred to the Regional Training Institute (RTI) as an instructor. While assigned to the RTI, he taught and managed many courses including Officer Candidate School, Battle Staff NCO Course, ANCOC, BNCOC, and the Total Army Instructor Training Course. In 2012, SFC Bybee accepted a full time AGR position as the Senior Military Science Instructor at Southern Utah University.
SFC Bybee and his lovely wife, Ruth, celebrated their 17 year wedding anniversary in 2012. They have two beautiful daughters, Emily (15) and Brontay (11).
ROTC Military Instructor
SFC Jacques E. Andrews entered the Army in June 2001 and graduated One Station Unit Training at Ft Benning , Georgia as an Infantryman.
During his years of service SFC Andrews has held numerous leadership positions to include: Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant. His previous assignments include serving as a Platoon Sergeant in A TRP, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Squad Leader B CO, 3rd Battalion, 67 Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Heavy).Squad Leader A CO, 2nd Battalion, 325thAirborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Fire Team Leader, A CO, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. In addition, SFC Andrews has served as an Army Recruiter in the Montgomery Recruiting Battalion.
SFC Andrews has participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom 03-04 and 04-05 as a Team Leader and Squad Leader with the 82nd Airborne Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06 as a Squad Leader with the 4th Infantry Division (Heavy), and Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 as a Platoon Sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
SFC Andrews is a graduate of all the NCOES courses, Airborne, Combat Life Saver, Army Recruiting, Combatives lvl 1, Pathfinder, CO CDR/ 1SG Course, Rappel Master, and Air Assault School. His military awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and Army Achievement Medal.
Military Science Instructor, ROO
Wes Peterson was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He grew up in California and Missouri before arriving in Cedar City, UT where he graduated from Cedar High School. He joined the Utah Army National Guard in January of his junior year and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training during the summer between his junior and senior years.
Wes began working full time at Camp Williams in January of 1985. He became a recruiter for the Guard in 1990. He recruited in the Salt Lake area until 1994 when he relocated to Cedar City and recruited in Southern Utah for the remainder of his enlisted career. Wes was on the steering committee for the Iron County Veteran’s parks and takes great pride in seeing our veterans memorialized. After officially retiring from the military, he began working at Southern Utah University with the ROTC program.
Wes and his wife, Becky, are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren.
SFC Brent Bergener was born and raised in Utah all of his life. He is a graduate of Millard High School and is currently working on his college degree. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they have four wonderful children. Brent served a mission for his church in the Monterrey Mexico north mission, and served in several leadership positions while he dedicated his time to the service of his faith.
SFC Bergener began his military career shortly after the completion of his LDS mission. He began his military service with Det 1 Btry A 1/145th FA. Soon after completion of initial active duty training, he was mobilized with the 145 FA in support of Operation Noble Eagle from 2002-2003. Almost a year after the deployment, he began a career as a recruiter for the Utah Army National Guard. He began recruiting in his home town of Fillmore, Utah and covered all of Millard County. He was then transferred to the St. George area where he recruited for two years. While he was in St George, he helped the DSC ROTC get its start. SFC Bergener was then given an opportunity to transfer to Cedar City and recruit in three counties Iron, Beaver, and Garfield. During the Spring 2012 semester, SFC Bergener was given the great opportunity to return to the ROTC program on the campus of SUU.
Mike Glad was born a long time ago in the Salt Lake City Area of Utah. He graduated from Alta High in Sandy Utah in 1984. Mike graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Business Administration in the fall of 2004 and received his Masters in Business Administration in the fall of 2007 from Touro University.
Mike enlisted in the Army National Guard 1983. In September 1990, Mike became an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) soldier with the Utah Army National Guard where he served in many positions in Training, Readiness, Operations, and lastly at SUU ROTC as the Senior Military Instructor. In December 2009 Mike retired from the Army with over 26 years of total service and 21 years of Active Service.
Mike is married to Kathy and they have 4 children.
Judy Carlson was born 24 February 1962 in Le Center, Minnesota. She graduated from Le Center High School in 1980. In May of 2002 she completed her Associate of Science Degree from Vincennes University.
Judy Carlson moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1986 and joined the Arizona Army National Guard. She attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Ft Jackson, SC and was Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Unit Supply Specialist (76Y) Course.
In December of 1987 she entered the AGR program as a Personnel Records Specialist. Throughout her career she has worked in the Personnel Service Branch, SIDPERS, Recruiting and Retention and the Human Resources Department.
Judy Carlson transferred to Cedar City, UT in June of 2002, and was assigned to Headquarters 2nd Battalion 222nd Field Artillery until she retired in August 2007 with 21 years total military service.
Her military education includes many MOS schools (76Y now 92Y, 75D, 75F, 75H and 71L). She has attended leadership development schools which include: Primary Leadership Development Course, Ft Beauregard, LA, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course and Advanced Non Commissioned Officer Course, Ft Jackson, SC. She has also attended various professional development courses at the National Guard Professional Education Center some of which are the Unit Clerk, Personnel Management and Retirement Counselor Course.
Judy Carlson has been awarded three Meritorious Service Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals and a Utah Commendation Medal. Her service awards include Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (with six loops), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award).
Judy married Richard R. Carlson on September 25th 1990 in Jackson Hole, WY. They have two girls Ashley and Sierra.
Kathy Glad was born on August 10 in Granger, Utah. Kathy is the oldest of six. She grew up on a farm in Lehi. Kathy graduated from Lehi High School and then went to college at Utah Community College. During the time she was going to school, she worked at Kmart for five years, at this time she met her husband. They met on a blind date and were married on Sept 11.
The military has become a big part of Kathy’s life because her husband obtained a full time Army National Guard job in 1990. It has been a great part of their lives for many years ending with the family moving to Cedar City eight years ago for Mike to teach ROTC at SUU. This opportunity has given Kathy a great opportunity to finish her schooling at SUU in 2009.
Kathy and her family lived in the Riverton, Herriman area for about 13 years before moving to Cedar City, Utah.Kathy is the mother of four children; they are Karrilyn, AJ, Todd and Angela. She has loved being able to work from home for many years. Her family is a big part of her life. After Kathy finished her education in Elementary Education in 2009, she began substituting in most of the schools here in Cedar City and subbed for three years. She loves education and enjoys her job here at SUU in the Department of Military Science.