Carroll College, Helena Montana


Lieutenant Colonel Chad Carlson

LTCSwinsonProfessor of Military Science

A native of Big Timber, Montana, LTC Carlson received his commission as an Ordnance Officer from Gonzaga University. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Gonzaga University and Master of Science Degree in Education from Kansas State University.

His Army career began at Fort Carson Colorado, as an Ammunition Platoon Leader and Ammunition Supply Point Control Officer in the 60th Ordnance Company; He then served as Support Operations Ammunition Officer in the 68th Corps Support Battalion. After leaving Fort Carson LTC Carlson attended Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin AFB Florida and then took command of the 703d Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company at Fort Knox, Kentucky. While in command he deployed to Iraq in support Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following command LTC Carlson returned to Fort Carson, Colorado and served in the 242d EOD Battalion where he served as the operations officer and later the S3. He moved to the 71st EOD Group where he served as the S4. LTC Carlson then deployed to Iraq as a part CJTF Troy (counter-IED) where he served as the officer in charge of the Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell (CEXC) which was responsible for exploiting all IEDs in Iraq. LTC Carlson’s most recent assignment was as the Chief of the Neutralization Section in the Defeat the Device Branch, NATO Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Center of Excellence (C-IED COE) located in Madrid, Spain. During this assignment he was responsible for providing subject matter expertise in order to support the NATO Alliance, its Partners, and the International Community in the fight against IEDs, and cooperates to increase the security of Allied Nations and Troops deployed in theatres of operations, reducing or eliminating the threats from improvised explosive devices used by terrorists or insurgents.

His military education includes the Ammunition Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, and the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education. In addition LTC Carlson has attended numerous national and international coursed related to IED disposal, IED exploitation and homemade explosives.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal with OLC, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with OLC, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 OLC, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Iraqi Campaign Medal with two service stars, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Valorous Unit Award, the Combat Action Badge, and the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.

LTC Carlson is married to the former Marsha Loyer, of Aberdeen Washington. They have two children, Tanner age 12 and Ellie age 9.

Master Sergeant Jeremy Dose


Senior Military Science Instructor

MSG Jeremy A. Dose is an Iowa native and a 1990 graduate of Everly High School in Everly, Iowa.  On 20 June 1990 he enlisted in the Army as a 19D Cavalry Scout and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

MSG Dose has served in many positions ranging from Cavalry Scout Observer, Bradley Gunner, Bradley Commander, Section Leader, Troop Master Gunner, Platoon Sergeant, Science and Technology Analyst, Combat Advisor Recon Mentor, ACRC Senior Training Mentor, Assistant BDE Operations Sergeant, Combat Advisor Trainer Mentor Cadre, and First Sergeant.

Past assignments include duty with A Trp 3-4 CAV, Schweinfurt, Germany; RHHT 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA; A Trp 4-7 CAV, Camp Garry Owen, Korea; H Co 2-2 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA; B Trp and C Trp 1-1 CAV, Buedingen, Germany; L Trp. 3-2 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA; Unit of Action Maneuver Battle Lab, Fort Knox, KY; 1-1 Infantry Brigade, Afghanistan; 1-409th CAV Regiment Fort Knox, KY; 162nd Infantry Brigade Fort Polk, LA; and A Trp and HHT 5-4 CAV Fort Riley, KS. MSG Dose has been deployed in support of Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

MSG Dose has earned numerous awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (8th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award); National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), United Nations Medal Haiti, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Armor Association’s Order of St. George (Bronze Medallion).

MSG Dose has an Associates Degree in Applied Technology from Central Texas College and a Bachelors degree in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University. In December of 2016 he will receive his Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville.

MSG Dose has been happily married to his wife April since April 13, 2000.  MSG Dose and April have two sons; Kyler (21) and Kody (10).

Captain Mark Thompson

Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Mark Thompson was born in Conrad, MT in 1983.  He grew up in Harlowton, MT and graduated from Harlowton High School in 2002.  After high school, he attended Carroll College and participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Saints Company.   While in college, he also enlisted into the Montana Army National Guard as an Aviation Operations Specialist.  Upon completion of college where he earned a degree in sociology in 2007, he commissioned as an Aviation Officer and attended US Army Aviation Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  At flight school, he was trained to fly both the TH-67A Creek and the CH-47D Chinook helicopters.  After completing flight training in 2009, CPT Thompson returned to the Montana Army National Guard’s 1-189th Aviation Battalion and has since served in many different leadership positions.  In 2010, he mobilized to Operation New Horizons to assist with the humanitarian effort after the earthquake in Haiti.  After returning from Haiti, CPT Thompson took command of Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 1-189th AVN BN.  In 2012, as the commander of Task Force Iron Horse, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan where he flew over 500 combat flight hours and earned a Bronze Star during the deployment.  Upon his return from Afghanistan, he served as the Officer in Charge of the MT ARNG Pre-Deployment Training and Assistance Element for 3 years.  CPT Thompson is the first Carroll College ROTC APMS to have both graduated from Carroll College and completed the ROTC program.  CPT Thompson shares his life with his fiancé Wendi and her daughter Harper.

Sergeant First Class Robert Cassidy


Military Science Instructor

 SSG Robert Cassidy, was born in Champaign Illinois, and later moved to Montana where he grew up in Livingston MT. He graduated from Pak High School in 2000. In 2001 he joined the Montana Army National Guard and was assigned to HHC 1-163 Infantry Mortar Platoon from (2001-2005). He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in July 2004 - Nov 2005 and served as a gunner and driver during the deployment. SSG Cassidy is married to his wife Amber and has two sons. His military education Warrior Leader Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor, RSP Master Cadre Course, BNCOC Phase 1, Training NCO Course, Combatives Level 1, Master Resilience Course, Combat Life Saver Course. SSG Cassidy's Decorations, awards and citations include the Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award, MT Outstanding Unit Ribbon, MT National Guard Campaign Ribbon, MT National Guard Noble Eagle Ribbon, MT National Guard Service Ribbon, MT National Guard Attendance Ribbon, MT National Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Drivers and Mechanics Badge.

Mrs. Tracy Mitchell

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Major Tracy A. Mitchell is a 1994 graduate of Jefferson High School in Boulder, Montana.  In 2000, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Carroll College in Helena, MT.  She enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1994 and served in various positions up to platoon sergeant.  She received a direct commission into the Adjutant General Corps in 2002.  She has served with the 159th Corps Support Group and the 747th Adjutant General Company (Postal) and served as a detachment commander while in Iraq.  She currently serves as the Battalion S-4 Logistics Officer for the 379th Engineer Battalion.  Her awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon. She is married to Timothy F. Mitchell of Missoula, MT.  They have two children: Teagan and Fergus.

Mrs. Janet Sheehy


Administrative Assistant
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Janet Sheehy is a Montana native.  She attended classes at both Montana State University and Carroll College.  Janet has experience in both the public and private business sector.  After spending eleven years as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life at Carroll, Janet chose to move to the Carroll ROTC program.  She enjoys helping students and cadets look at their future and achieve their goals.  Her father was a Korean War veteran, and her brother is currently a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force.  She also has two nephews that have gone through Army ROTC programs.  She and her husband have a son and a daughter.  Janet enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors of Montana, traveling, creating stain glass, and painting.