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Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Michael A. Duval
Professor of Military Science
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps
Louisiana State University and A&M College
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Phone (225) 578-2122
Email: mduval6@lsu.edu

LTC Duval began his military service in the Louisiana National Guard as an infantryman with the 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized) and later commissioned as a Signal Officer through ROTC.  After graduating from the Signal Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia, LTC Duval was assigned to HSC, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colorado.  Serving as the Signal Detachment Commander and Combined Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula liaison, he deployed to Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  After returning from his second deployment, he attended the Signal Officer Advanced Course with a follow on assignment to HHC, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division located at Fort Hood, Texas.  He immediately took command of HHC and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  After redeployment, he took command of Bravo Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavarly Division.  After his second Company Command, LTC Duval served as the Brigade S6, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavarly Division and deployed to Iraq, overseeing theater retrograde operations, in support of Operation New Dawn.  Upon his return from Iraq, LTC Duval was assigned to C CO, HHBN, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina as the Division G6 Planner.  He was then selected to serve as the Brigade S6 for 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.  He next served in a joint assignment as the Joint Data Network Operations Officer and Deputy Branch Chief within the Current Operations Division, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea at Yongsan, Korea.   

LTC Duval’s military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, Battalion and Brigade Signal Officer Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Digital Master Gunner Course, Intermediate Level Education, Jumpmaster Course, and the Joint Combined Warfighting School.

LTC Duval’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2).  LTC Duval has also earned the Basic Parachutist Badge and Combat Action Badge, as well as Dutch and Indonesian foreign parachute wings.

LTC Duval holds a Bachelors Degree in General Studies from Northwestern State University and a Master of Arts in Information Technology Management from Webster University.

LTC Duval is married to the former Erica Guidry of Louisiana.  Together they have two sons; Garrett Michael (10) and Carson Andrew (5).

Captain (CPT) Tiffany S. Franklin
Officer-in-Charge (University of Louisiana-Lafayette)
Assistant Professor of Military Science (LSU)
Office: Brooks Annex 2, Room 204

Phone (337) 262-3358
Email: tiffany.franklin1@louisiana.edu / rotc@louisiana.edu

 

CPT Tiffany Franklin was born in Alexandria, LA. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration both from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA.

CPT Franklin received her commissioning as a Quartermaster Corp Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) in December 2011. Upon her commissioning, CPT Franklin attended the Quartermaster Basic Officer Course at Ft. Lee, VA, graduating April 2012; where she then later attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, graduating July 2016.

CPT Franklin’s first assignment was Ft Hood, TX where she served as a Petroleum Platoon Leader in the 53rd Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade. In 2014, while serving as a Platoon Leader in the 664th Ordnance Company, CPT Franklin deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where she served as the Detachment Commander for the Kandahar Ammunition Supply Point. Upon returning from deployment CPT Franklin was assigned to the 1st Calvary Division Sustainment Brigade, where she served as the Chief Operations Officer and later served as the Assistant S3.

CPT Franklin’s most recent assignment was with the United States Army Pacific Command, where she served as a Battle Captain in the G3 Current Operations.

CPT Franklin’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO medal. 

 

Mr. Brian L. Spears
Senior Military Science Instructor, Contractor
Team ROTC - Golden Key Group
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Phone (337) 262-3365
Email: brian.spears1@louisiana.edu / rotc@louisiana.edu

 

A native of Crowley, LA, Mr. Brian Spears graduated in 1997 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and completed USL ROTC training before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.

Mr. Spears served for 20 years in the active Army in numerous leadership positions that included: Mechanized Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Brigade Comptroller (Fort Benning); Basic Training Company Executive Officer and Company Commander (Fort Benning, GA); G3 Operations Officer and Rifle Company Commander (Fort Campbell, KY; Mosul and Kirkuk, Iraq); Company and Battalion Observer/Controller (Fort Polk, LA); Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer (Fort Campbell, KY and Kandahar, Afghanistan); Foreign Military Advisor (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Division/Corps Staff Observer/Controller and Plans/Operations Chief for Warfighter Exercises at the Mission Command Training Program (Fort Leavenworth, KS).

Mr. Spears’ military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Bradley Leader’s Course, Infantry Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, and the Command and General Staff College. While on active duty, he also graduated from Webster University with a Master’s in Business Administration.

Mr. Spears retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He and his wife, Jamie Jo, have three children, Lawrence, Emily, and Christopher. The Spears reside right here in Lafayette, LA.