Cadre and Staff
LTC Mark Flynn
Professor of Military Science, Department Chair
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Flynn commissioned in 2002 from Illinois State University Army ROTC and was assigned to the Armor Branch. Completing the Armor Officer Basic Course in 2003, Flynn later transitioned to the Logistics Branch, and has served in a variety of assignments including: Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Aide-de-Camp, Brigade Logistics Officer, and Battalion Executive Officer. These assignments have included worldwide operational deployments supporting named and other contingency operations. LTC Flynn is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Multifunctional Logistics Captains Career Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer’s Course. He holds a Master of Military Art and Science in History from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. LTC Flynn has received numerous awards and decorations throughout his career but is most proud of the opportunity to have served with amazing groups of talented men and women from across the services. Married to his college sweetheart, Emily, they are raising two beautiful children, Julia and Mark.
MSG Robert Grizzle
Senior Military Instructor
MSG Robert Grizzle was born in Norman, Oklahoma. He entered the military shortly after high school as an infantryman. MSG Grizzle has served in every leadership role in an Infantry Platoon and Company from Fire Team Leader to First Sergeant. MSG Grizzle’s deployments include Kosovo (2001), Iraq (2003, 2005, 2017) and Afghanistan (2011).
MSG Charles Paris
Military Science Instructor
Master Sergeant Charles Paris was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He entered the U.S. Army in 2003 as an Artilleryman. MSG Paris has served in every leadership role in an Artillery Platoon and Battery from Cannoneer to First Sergeant. MSG Paris deployments include Afghanistan (2005, 2012) and Iraq (2008, 2010).
Human Resources Administrator (HRA)
Shryock has been the human resources administrator for the Military Science (ROTC) Department at UCO since March 2000. He brings over 28 years of military experience as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Moore earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Pittsburg State University and his Master’s degree in Security Management from Webster University. He was commissioned as an active duty quartermaster officer in 2007. He would later transfer into the Military Intelligence Corps. He served nine years in the U.S. Army and Missouri Army National Guard. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom ‘08-‘09, Operation Iraqi Freedom ‘10-‘11 and Operation New Dawn.
Morris is a retired sergeant first class in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma. Morris entered the U.S. Navy Nov. 22, 1993. He deployed in support of Operations Uphold Democracy, NATO Operation Deliberate Force in the Bosnia and Herzegovina War and deployed twice to the Gulf of Mexico conducting Counter Drug Operations. On April 6, 1998, Morris enlisted in the U.S. Army as an 11B and attended Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA home of the Infantry. Morris has held a leadership position as a team leader thru company first sergeant.
CPT Ryan Donaldson
USAR Adjunct Professor
Captain Ryan Donaldson is a 2013 graduate of Colorado State. He’s branched Infantry and is a graduate of the: Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course, Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Mountain Warfare School and Ranger School. His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science at Boise State University. He will serve as a TPU Officer assisting UCO Army ROTC with Ranger Challenge, field training and tactics.