The cadre – active duty Army and Army Reserve instructors and staff – are committed to providing cadets with the best education and training available to prepare them to lead.


MAJ Troy Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel Troy P. Thomas

Professor of Military Science

CSU/UNC MS IV Instructor
Office phone: 970-491-1638

master sergeant

Master Sergeant Wesley Gipson

Senior Military Instructor

CSU MS I Instructor
Office phone: 970-491-1641

recruiting officer Peter Bleich

Mr. Peter Bleich, Jr.

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer

Office phone: 970-491-1640
Cell phone:  970-988-0174

Instructors and Staff

MAJ Frank Huffman

Assistant Professor
UNC Military History Instructor
Office phone: 970-491-7964

CPT Jon Parker

Assistant Professor
CSU MS III Instructor
Office phone: 970-491-3101

CPT Brandon Schwartz

Assistant Professor
CSU MS II Instructor
Office phone: 970-491-6507

Dawna Denison

Human Resources Assistant
Office phone: 970-491-6506

SFC Larry Kelser

Military Instructor
CSU MS II Instructor
Office phone: 970-491-6438

SFC Michael Skeen

Military Instructor
UNC MS I and MSII Instructor
Office phone: 970-351-1881

David “Chief” Gutierres

Office phone: 970-491-6360