Leadership - Cadre and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Kelly D. Montgomery

Military Science Instructor

  • A Southern Illinois native, LTC Kelly D. Montgomery was commissioned in 2001 as a Military Intelligence Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate and recipient of the GEN George C. Marshal leadership award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College with a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. 

  • Prior to commissioning, LTC Montgomery enlisted in the US Army in 1994 as an Infantryman, serving in the 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard) until 1998. Upon leaving active duty he transferred to the Illinois National Guard, serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Division. Assignments as an Officer include various intelligence and leadership positions with the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, FT Bragg, NC; 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; 1st and 3rd Brigades, 82nd Airborne Division, FT Bragg, NC; Joint Special Operations Command Intelligence Brigade, FT Bragg, NC; National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, VA; and Special Operations Command Central, Tampa, FL. He has multiple combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • LTC Montgomery’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC) and various other decorations. His awards include the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Bronze German Parachutist Badge. 

Captain Karl P. Thompson

Military Science Instructor

  • CPT Thompson commissioned from the United States Military Academy at West Point as a Transportation Officer, completed the Transportation BOLC course at Fort Lee, Virginia and was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia in the Spartan Brigade. 

  • While at Fort Stewart, CPT Thompson served as the Transportation Platoon Leader, Distribution Company Executive Officer, Assistant S3, the Battalion S4, and the Support Operations Officer’s Service and Support OIC. 

  • Following his time with the 3rd Infantry Division, CPT Thompson completed the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia and came to Fort Bliss Texas where he has served as the Stryker Brigade’s S4 Logistics Planner and as the Hotel Forward Support Company Commander for 26 months.  

Master Sergeant Adrian E. McGill

Military Science Instructor

  • SFC Adrian E. McGill is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1998 as a 13B Cannon Crew member. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill and has held a wide variety of leadership position in the Army from Ammunition them Chief, Gunner, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Chief of Firing Battery, Battalion Intel Sergeant, and Battalion Master Gunner.
  • SFC McGill’s military and civilian education highlights  includes the Field Artillery Master Gunners Course,  Anti-Terrorist Officer Basic Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Battle Staff, Senior Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, Air Borne School, Air Assault School, Combatives Level 1 and 2, Small Group Instructor Course, and Total Army Instructor Training. He has earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Grantham University and pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
  • SFC McGill’s memberships include the Honorable and Ancient Order of Saint Barbara, Field Artillery Association, and Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

Sergeant First Class Matthew J. Hutzenbiler 

SFC Matthew J. Hutzenbiler

Military Science Instructor

  • SFC Matthew J. Hutzenbiler is a native of Belfield, N.D. He enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard in 1998 as a 12B Combat Engineer and entered active duty in 2001. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. and has held a wide variety of leadership position in the Army from Team Leader, Squad Leader Company Operations Sergeant, Sapper Platoon Sergeant and Light Equipment Platoon Sergeant.

  • Prior to becoming a Military Science Instructor, SFC Hutzenbiler has served in Mechanized, Stryker and Air Assault units.  Assignments include C-Company, 1st Engineer Battalion and Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard at Fort Riley, Kansas, the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion, 66th Engineer Company, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 3rd Special Troops Battalion and 21st Engineer Battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (RAKKASAN), 101st Air Borne Division (Air Assault).  Operational Assignments include deployment to Camp Taji, Taji Iraq, FOB Warhorse, Baquba Iraq, FOB Solerno, Khost, Afghanistan and FOB Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
  • SFC Hutzenbiler’s military education highlights include Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Air Assault School, Army Recruiter School, Urban Mobility Breachers Course, and the Master Driver Course.

Mr. Rickey Alexander

Rickey Alexander

Human Resources Administrator

  • Rickey Alexander serves at Liberty University as a contractor, instructing ROTC cadets. Prior to this, he served as an enlisted soldier and noncommissioned officer for 19 years in the U. S. Army. He has served in a number of Field Artillery related jobs throughout his career.
  • He has served as a Battery Fire Direction NCO, a Battalion Fire Control NCO, an Operations Sergeant, an Operational Test NCOIC, and as a Combined Effects Synchronization Planning NCOIC. Rickey has served in locations throughout the United States, Germany, and the Republic of Korea.
  • He is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic and Advanced NCO courses, the Battle Staff School and a variety of other army schools. He is currently working to complete his B.A. in Education.