Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Tillman
Professor of Military Science
CSU/UNC MS IV Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Tillman is the 46th Professor of Military Science (PMS) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. In this role, LTC Tillman is responsible for the training and development of the Lieutenants the Ram Battalion produces. He is the chief administer of the program and oversees the 16 cadre members of the Battalion as they train, teach, and mentor the 130 cadets enrolled at CSU and the University of Northern Colorado. Finally, LTC Tillman serves as the lead instructor for the MSIV class where cadets begin their transition to officership.
LTC Tillman is from Monte Vista, CO. He commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer in 2004 from the CSU Army ROTC program after graduating with his B.S. in Business Administration. He was first assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, KY where he served as a medical platoon leader and a Brigade Support Medical Company Commander. He deployed twice in that time; to Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2008. LTC Tillman has also served at the National Training Center as the Brigade Support Medical Company (BSMC) senior trainer and as an instructor at the AMEDD Captain’s Career Course at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Most recently, LTC Tillman served as the Medical Battalion Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer at JBLM, WA and then as the Medical Brigade Operations Officer.
LTC Tillman’s formal education includes all Officer Education System courses from BOLC through the Command and General Staff Officers College and includes the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course (CLC3). In addition to his B.S. from CSU, LTC Tillman holds a Master’s in Healthcare and Business Administration from Baylor.
He has been awarded the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement medal with two oak leave clusters, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and holds the Expert Field Medical Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.