Cadre & Staff
- Major Gerald Williams - Assistant Professor of Military Science - MS IV Instructor
- Sergeant First Class Corey R. Bybee- ROTC Senior Military Instructor
- Sergeant First Class Jacques Andrews- Military Instructor
- Wes Peterson, Military Science Instructor, ROO
- Sergeant First Class Brent Bergener- Recruiter
- Mike Glad - HRA
- Judy Carlson - Supply
- Kathy Glad - Secretary
Assistant Professor of Military Science - Officer in Charge - MS IV Instructor
Major Gerald Williams was born in St George, UT and graduated from Dixie High School in 1985. He enlisted in the active Army and shipped to Basic training and AIT at FT Knox, KY. The young enlisted Williams spent time at such fine military posts as Ft Knox, KY, Ft Bragg, NC, and Ft Carson, CO.; he traveled the world in search of adventure.
Leaving Active duty and completing college, MAJ Williams joined the National Guard and commissioned through the Utah Army National Guard OCS program where he was the Honor graduate. Upon commissioning, he was mobilized for Olympic security during the 2002 winter Olympics. Shortly after, he attended the Field Artillery Basic Course (FAOBC) at Ft Sill, OK. He left OBC early to link up with 1-145th FA who was being mobilized for Operation Noble Eagle. Upon completion of that mission, he volunteered as a 2LT to mobilize with the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) for Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). He then moved over to I Corps Artillery where he worked as the Personnel and administrations officer (Asst G1). During that time he attended Yama Sakura, Ulchi Focus Lens, Hurricane Katrina/Rita Relief, and many other exercises and operations. MAJ Williams had simultaneous duty assignments as both the assistant GI and as Alpha Battery 1-145th FA Commander. He attended the FA Advanced Course where he was again named Honor Graduate. MAJ Williams was mobilized again as an Embedded Training Team (ETT) member for his second Afghanistan tour as an officer helping to train the Afghan Army. He later transitioned over from I Corpse Artillery to the 65th Fires Brigade (FiB) where he became the Brigade Assistant Plans and Operations Officer.
MAJ Williams received his A.S. degree from Dixie College and his B.S. Degree from Southern Utah University.
MAJ Williams is married to the former Teshia A Royal of Hurricane, UT. They have four children, Alexis, Brendon, Abby, and Ethan.
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.