Army ROTC

Faculty and Staff

LTC Scott Walton

Professor of Military Science
eswalton@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-1665

MSG Christopher Hayes

Senior Military Instructor
cmhayes@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7086

MAJ Ronald Green

Executive Officer – Assistant Professor of Military Science
rgreen@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7284

Mr. Scott Caldwell

Recruiting Operations Officer
caldwell@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7238

SFC Joseph Betterton

Assistant Professor of Military
Science-MS III Instructor
jtbetter@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-8811

Kathy Robakiewicz

Human Resource Assistant
krobakie@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7088

David Whitfield

Human Resource Assistant
dgwhitifi@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-1772

Mr. Gregory Johnson

Logistics Technician
gbjohns1@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-6527

Mrs. Melissa Downey

Senior Staff Assistant
missyd@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7085

Mrs. Jennifer Moore

Assistant Professor of Military Science II Instructor
jemoore1@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7239

Mr. Joseph Todd

Assistant Professor of Military Science- Military History
jetodd@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7311

SSG Anthony Douglas

National Guard Liaison
amdougla@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7262

LTC Edward “Scott” Walton

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Edward “Scott” Walton assumed duties in November, 2013 as the 33rd Professor of Military Science and department chair, University of Mississippi.  He is a 1997 graduate of the College of William and Mary, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History.  Upon graduation, he received his commission in the Armor Branch through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.  He is the first Armor Officer to serve as the Ole Miss PMS since the program officially began in 1935.

In addition, Lieutenant Colonel Walton has a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Kansas State University.  His various military education includes; Armor Basic Officer Leader Course, Mounted Maneuver Captain Career Course, U. S. Army Combined Arms & Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and participated in numerous Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) seminars on both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He has completed the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Military Science Instructor Course and has the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certifications in Incident Management and National Response Framework.

Lieutenant Colonel Walton’s has held various command and staff positions in both the Operational and Institutional Army to include:  Armored Reconnaissance Squadron’s Operations Officer and Brigade Special Troops Battalion Executive Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Aide-de-camp to the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA; Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Tank Company Commander and Tank Battalion Maintenance Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; and Brigade Recon Troop Executive Officer, Tank Company Executive Officer and Tank Platoon Leader in the 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA.  He deployed to Southwest Asia in Support of Operation Desert Thunder, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.

Lieutenant Colonel Walton has been inducted in the Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion).  In college, he was inducted into the Order of Omega and Scabbard and Blade (VP) national leadership honor societies and participated in varsity football.  His various military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), The Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaigns), Combat Action Badge, and Parachute Badge.

Lieutenant Colonel Walton is married to the former Tami Russell of Austin, Texas and they have twin five-year-old boys.  He is the son of a retired Army Officer and spent most of his childhood in Virginia Beach, VA.

MSG Christopher Hayes

Senior Military Instructor

MSG Hayes enlisted in the Military as an Infantryman and attended basic training at FT.Benning Ga. Upon graduating he attended Airborne School and was assigned to FT. Polk , La where he served as basic rifleman. He attended Air Assualt school there as well as the advanced marksmanship course. From there he was assigned to Ft Bragg, NC. Upon arriving to Ft. Bragg he attended the Army Advanced Airborne School, Emergency Medical Technician School, and Advanced Urban Terrain Tactics.

While assigned with 2-325 A.I.R. he was a squad Leader and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was appointed to Platoon Sergeant and led his platoon during combat operations. His unit again deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III to Mosul, Iraq where his unit helped with the first elections to be held in Iraq. MSG Hayes was then assigned to Ft.Jackson, SC where it was short lived due to him volunteering to attend the Special Forces Assessment Selection program where he was selected as an weapons specialist. He was then assigned to Special Operations Command for training. He completed Small Unit Tactics, French Language, Survivor Evasion Resistance Escape school, Advance Weapons Training course, and Rappelling. He then was assigned to 4th BDE Combat Team (82nd Airborne Div), where he deployed to Afghanistan in the Bagdis Providence.

Upon returning from Afghanistan he was sent to Brigade Plans where he was selected by the Department of the Army to Master Sergeant. He then served with C co 2-508 P.I.R. (82ND Airborne Division) as an First Sergeant. Again deployed to Afghanistan in Zharay District (Kandahar) and redeployed back. MSG Hayes is currently assigned as the Senior Military Instructor at the University of Mississippi. MSG Hayes deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom I-IV, and Operation Enduring Freedom 9-12 (Afghanistan). MSG Hayes military decorations include the Bronze Star with 3 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Arm Forces Medal. He has been awarded the Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

MSG Hayes is married and has two children.

MAJ Ronald Green

Assistant Professor of
Military Science-Recruiting Operations/Executive Officer

MAJ Ronald Green was commissioned in 1997 from the University of Southern Mississippi as a Medical Services Officer in the Mississippi National Guard. Upon graduation he attended the Medical Service Officers Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His first assignment was Charlie Company, 106th Medical Support Company, where he served as a platoon leader and company executive officer. In 2001 MAJ Ronald Green was assigned to Detachment 5, Headquarters STARC where he served as the Patient Administration Officer in Birmingham, AL. Following attendance at the Medical Service Officer Advanced Course, MAJ Ronald Green was assigned to the Detachment 2, 1207th United States Army Hospital in the Army Reserve, where he served as the Medical Operations and Plans Officer. MAJ Ronald Green then attended graduate School, which was followed by assignment to the 47th Civil Support Team-Weapons of Mass Destruction where he served as a Nuclear Medical Scientist and Deputy Commander. MAJ Green is currently assigned as the Assistant Professor of Military Science-Executive Officer at the University of Mississippi.

MAJ Green responded to 34 real world missions, 38 assist missions, and 9 stand-by missions that included the National Governor's Conference, four white powder calls, Hurricane GUSTAV, Hurricane KATRINA, BP Oil Spill, and Spring Flood 2011. His civilian education includes a B.S. and B.A from University of Southern Mississippi in Biology and Accounting, and a Masters in Business Administration from Mississippi College.

MAJ Green's military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal , Army Achievement Medal with One Oak Leaf Clusters, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Coast Guard Special Operations Service. Mississippi Awards include Mississippi Magnolia Medal, Mississippi War Medal, Mississippi Emergency Service with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and Mississippi Longevity Medal with 3 Oak leaf Clusters.

MAJ Ronald Green is married to the former LaKiesha Hull of Louisville, MS. They have three children.