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LTC Rodric McClain
Professor
Military Science
211 Blackburn Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY,  42071
CPT Payne
CPT Payne
Assistant Professor
Military Science
Bio
211 Blackburn Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY, 42071
jpayne35@murraystate.edu
270.809.5066
about firstname

CPT Jason L. Payne grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he enlisted into the United States Army after high school. He served ten years as an enlisted service member, becoming a Non-Commissioned Officer, before separating from active duty to attend college. CPT Payne attended the University of Memphis and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then attended the Officer Candidate School, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and commissioned as an Infantry Officer in May 2009.

CPT Payne attended the Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, before serving with the 3rd Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He served as a Scout Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company Executive Officer, Squadron S4 and deployed to Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII. He then attended the Captain’s Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, before being assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas. At this assignment, he served as a Battalion Assistant S3, the Hotel Company, Forward Support Company Commander, and the Charlie Company, Mechanized Infantry Commander. He also deployed to the Republic of Korea and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Spartan Shield. CPT Payne was assigned as the Assistant Professor of Military Science of the Murray State University Army ROTC Program in July 2017.

CPT Payne is a graduate of the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course and the Maneuver Captain’s Career course. He has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

SFC Clayton
SFC Clayton
Senior Military Instructor
Military Science
Bio
211 Blackburn Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY, 42071
dclayton3@murraystate.edu
270.809.5062
about firstname

SFC Clayton was born in Murray, Kentucky. He joined the Army in August of 2000 and attended OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort Benning, GA to be an Infantryman. He is currently married to Jacklyn Clayton with four children.

During his career, SFC Clayton served as a Platoon Sergeant, Operations NCOIC, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, and a Team Leader. He deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom twice, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a deployment to Cameroon.the Assistant Professor of Military Science of the Murray State University Army ROTC Program in July 2017.

SFC Clayton has been assigned to the following units: 1st Battalion 30th Infantry Regiment Fort Stewart, GA; Mission Command Training Program Fort Leavenworth, KS; 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment Fort Drum, NY; 2nd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment Fort Jackson, SC; 1st Battalion 187 Infantry Regiment Fort Campbell, KY; and 3rd Battalion 187 Infantry Regiment Fort Campbell, KY.

SFC Clayton’s military and civilian education includes the US Army Air Assault School, Battle Staff, Sexual Harassment Response Prevention Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Modern Army Combatives 1 & 2, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, and Combat Life Saver Course.

SFC Clayton’s awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Air Assault Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (4th award), Overseas Service Ribbon (#3)

Contact picture James Jones
SFC Jones
Recruitment
Military Science
Bio
211 Blackburn Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY, 42071
sfcjamesjones@gmail.com
Bio
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Deborah Ferguson
Deborah Ferguson
Program Administrator
Cadet Sustainment Advisor
Military Science
211 Blackburn Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY, 42071
dferguson1@murraystate.edu
270.809.5098
Wilma Smith
Wilma Smith
Administrative Assistant
Military Science
211 Blackburn Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY, 42071
wsmith14@murraystate.edu
270.809.5061