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Military Science (Army ROTC)

Department of Military Science

101 Gen. Richard B. Myers Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-2101

(785) 532-5173 or
(785) 532-6754


K-State Army ROTC Cadre & Staff


LTC Robert C. Leicht, Jr.

Professor of Military Science

(785) 532-6754

  • Enlisted 1991; Military Police Corps
  • Assignments: Korea (557th MP Co) / Fort Bragg (82d MP Co). 
  • Commissioned 2000; Signal Corps, Kansas State University
  • Assignments: Fort Bragg, N.C. (82d Sig Bn; PL, AS3), Germany (72d ESB; AS3, Co Cdr, Rear-D Cdr), White House Military Office (POTUS Comms PM), Fort Sam Houston, TX (56th Sig Bn; S3), DISA, Fort Meade, MD (Aide-de-Camp to Director & EA for the Director), Kansas State University (PMS)
  • Education: BS Sociology, KSU (2000); Masters Adult Education, KSU (2014); Command and General Staff College (2014)
MAJ Reed

MAJ Christopher Reed

Assistant PMS

(785) 532-6754 Creed@ksu.edu

  • Enlisted 1997; USAF Firefighter / Med
  • Assignments: Charleston AFB Charleston SC, McConnell AFB Wichita KS 
  • Commissioned 2007; Infantry, Officer Candidate School (OCS)
  • Assignments: Fort Riley, K.S. (1-28IN PL, XO, S4), FT Benning GA (Basic Training Company Commander, Maneuver Captains Career Course) Schofield Barracks Hawaii (BDE AS3, Troop Commander, Division Orders Chief, Division Battle MAJ), Kansas State University (APMS/ S3)
  • Deployments: Iraq 2009, Iraq 2016, Laos 2018, Saudi Arabia 2019
  • Education: BS Business Management (2005), BS Homeland Security Management (2005, MA Leadership (2007), Airborne, Air Assault, Expert Infantryman Badge, Jungle Expert tab


MAJ Ryan Hofstra (KSARNG)

Assistant PMS/ MS III Instructor

(785) 532-6754

  • Enlisted 1996; USAF Security Forces
  • Assignments: Ft. Riley (4-1 FA) / Fort Leavenworth (35 ID). 
  • Commissioned 2001; Military Intelligence, Branch Detail: Field Artillery, University of South Dakota
  • Assignments: Fort Riley, K.S. (4-1 FA; FSO, PL / FDO, S2), Fort Leavenworth, K.S. (35 ID (KSARNG); FECC Ops, HHC Co Cdr, AG2), Topeka, K.S. (RRBN (KSARNG); State Retention OIC, S3) Kansas State University (APMS),
  • Education: BS Criminal Justice, USD (2001), Intermediate - Level Education, Command and General Staff College (2012), Masters Adult Education, KSU (2016)

MAJ Krystol Stoinoff (USAR)

Assistant PMS/ MS I Instructor

(785) 532-6754

  • Commissioned 2008; Corps of Engineers, United States Military Academy
  • Assignments: Fort Stewart, GA (92nd EN BN); Fort Hood, TX (III Corps, 36th EN BDE, and 75th TC); Butler, PA (301st RSG); Kansas State University (APMS, 4-414th Regt)
  • Education: BS Civil Engineering, USMA (2008)

MAJ Alicia Chivers (USAR)

Assistant PMS/ MS I Instructor

(785) 523-6754

  • Commissioned Active Duty May 1997; Aviation
  • Assignments: Korea (164th ATS: AS3, 1-52 Avn Bn PL and S1), Fort Campbell, KY (4-101st      S4, A/4-101st Co Cdr, HHC/4-4-101st; OIF I), Fort Irwin, CA (Eagle Team Operations Grp HHC Trainer and Division Deputy Chief of Plans)Reappointed US Army Reserve 2016
  • Assignments: Fort Bragg (USARC G3/5/7 Aviation Officer), Fort Benning, GA (98th      Training Division Deputy G3)
  • Education: BS USMA (1997)

CPT Daniel Snow

Assistant PMS/ MS II Instructor

(785) 532-6754

  • Commissioned 2011; Aviation, United States Military Academy
  • Assignments: Camp Humphreys, Korea (3-2 GSAB PL, AS3); Hunter Army Airfield, GA (PL,      XO, AS3); Fort Riley, KS (Rear-D CDR, Co CDR); Kansas State University      (APMS)
  • Education: BS International History (2011); Higher Ed Administration (in progress)
CPT Campbell

CPT Brian Campbell
Assistant PMS 

(785) 532-6754 brianjcampbell1@ksu.edu

  • Commissioned 2012: Field Artillery
  • Assignments: FT Polk (2-30IN C-CO FSO(FWD)/5-25FAR FDO, PL, Rear-D CDR)/FT Riley (5-4CAV SQDN FSO/1-7FA AS3 & C BTRY CDR) Kansas State University-APMS
  • Education: BA Political Science-Gustavus Adolphus College (2012) Masters Higher Education- (On going)
CPT Morse

CPT Brandon Morse
Assistant PMS

(785) 532-6754 brandonmorse@ksu.edu


  • Commissioned 2012; Field Artillery, OCS College Option
  • Assignments: Vilseck, Germany (F TRP 2/2 CR FSO /  FA SQDN C BTRY FDO;XO;PL). Camp Casey, Korea (210th FAB FSO). Fort Riley, KS (2-34 AR AS3, BN FSO / 1-5 FA BN AS3). Kansas State University (APMS, 4-414th Regiment)
  • Education: BA Economics, Oglethorpe University (2011); Masters of Arts in Teaching, Kansas State University (in progress)
CPT Thompson

CPT Adam Thompson
Assistant PMS

(785) 532-6754


  • Commissioned 2016; Corps of Engineers
  • Assignments; Fort Bragg, NC (57th Sapper Company PL, 618th Engineer Support Company XO, 27th EN BN S4), Kansas State University ROTC
  • Education BA History, Eastern Kentucky University



MSG Holt

Senior Military Instructor

(785) 532-6754 jaredholt1@ksu.edu

  • Enlisted 1997; US Army 13B Cannon Crewmember
  • Enlisted 2002; US Army 11B Infantryman
  • Assignments: Fort Drum, NY (2-14 INF), Fort Lewis, WA (1-38 INF), Fort Campbell, KY (2-506 INF), Fort Drum, NY (2-14 INF), Vilseck, Germany (L TRP 3/2 CR), Kansas State University ROTC
  • Education: AS General Studies, South Dakota State University
SFC Chamberlain

SFC Chamberlain

MS Instructor

(785) 532-6754

  • Enlisted 2003; US Army 19D Cavalry Scout
  • Assignments: Camp Gary Owen, Korea (4-7 CAV), Fort Lewis, WA (1-14 CAV), Claremore, OK (5th Recruiting Brigade), Fort Campbell, KY (1-33 CAV), Fort Benning, GA (30th AG), Fort Wainwright, Alaska (1-5 IN), Kansas State University ROTC
SFC Brooks

SFC Brooks

MS Instructor

(785) 532-6754

  • Enlisted 2008; US Army 11B Infantryman
  • Assignments: Fort Lewis, WA (1-23 IN), Fort Benning, GA (1-29 IN and 1-19 IN), Fort Campbell, KY (1-327 IN), Kansas State University ROTC
  • Education: Currently pursuing AA General Studies, American Military University

SFC Nathaniel Kezer

MS II Instructor

(785) 532-6754


Mr. James Porter

Enrollment and Scholarship Officer

(785) 532-5173

  • Enlisted 1980; OCS College Enlistment Option
  • Commissioned through OCS December 1980; branched Infantry, branch transferred to Ordnance  1984
  • Assignments: Fort Ord, CA (1/32d Infantry 7th ID; PL, Co XO, 7th DISCOM, Division Ammunition Officer), Garlstedt Germany (2d AD (FWD),Asst G4), Fort Jackson, SC (187th Ord BN Co Cdr, Bn XO) Colorado State University (APMS-ROO), Schofield Barracks, HI (25th ID, G4 OPS, 225 FSB SPO), Fort Lee, VA (CASCOM Log Automation Directorate), Fort Riley KS (75th Div Training Support Brigade, S3), Kansas State University (since retiring from active duty, 2000)
  • Education: BS Biology, University of Alaska, Anchorage (1980)


Ms. Erika Benke

Military Personnel Technician

(785) 532-5172

  • Military Background: Admin Assistant -  Kansas State University Army ROTC, Assistant Registrar – Army Management Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, Agency Program Coordinator – Army Central, Shaw AFB, SC
  • Education: BS Business Administration – Kansas State University, BS Elementary Education – Fort Hays State University, MS Elementary Education with English as a Second Language Endorsement – Fort Hays State University



Mr. Shawn Lucas

Supply Technician

(785) 532-5181

  • Enlisted August 1995; Quartermaster Corps
  • Assignments:  Schofield Barracks, HI (540 QM Supply Clerk), Fort Hood, TX (602nd Maint Co.), Kitzingen Germany (701st MSB), Fort Carson, Colorado (10th CSH), Korea (302nd BSB & 2/9 Inf), Fort Lewis, Washington (504th MP), SHAPE, Belgium (650th MI), Fort Bragg, NC (3/4 ADA), Vilseck, Germany (2nd Cavalry Regiment)
  • Retired from the Army after Serving 23 years of Active duty on 1 June 2017
Mary Jo

Ms. Mary Jo McHugh

Administrative Specialist

(785) 532-6754