Leadership - Cadre and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Houston

Professor of Military Science (PMS)

  • LTC Mark Houston was commissioned in 1995 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was the Army Athletic Association’s Distinguished Graduate.
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from West Point, a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, and a Post-Graduate degree in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute of the United Kingdom.
  • Prior to becoming the Professor of Military Science, LTC Houston served in U.S. Army Airborne & Air Assault Infantry units across the globe. Assignments included the 1/509th Parachute Infantry Battalion at Fort Polk, Louisiana, the 25th Infantry Division (Light) in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
  • More recently he served in combat on the Eastern border of Afghanistan as the Executive Officer for 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) – Task Force White Currahee (OEF X / XI).

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.