LTC Chad Carlson
Carroll College Staff
CPT Mark P. Thompson - Assistant Professor of Military Science, Carroll College
CPT Mark Thompson was born in Conrad, MT in 1983. He grew up in Harlowton, MT and graduated from Harlowton High School in 2002. After high school, he attended Carroll College and participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Saints Company. While in college, he also enlisted into the Montana Army National Guard as an Aviation Operations Specialist. Upon completion of college where he earned a degree in sociology in 2007, he commissioned as an Aviation Officer and attended US Army Aviation Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. At flight school, he was trained to fly both the TH-67A Creek and the CH-47D Chinook helicopters. After completing flight training in 2009, CPT Thompson returned to the Montana Army National Guard’s 1-189th Aviation Battalion and has since served in many different leadership positions. In 2010, he mobilized to Operation New Horizons to assist with the humanitarian effort after the earthquake in Haiti. After returning from Haiti, CPT Thompson took command of Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 1-189th AVN BN. In 2012, as the commander of Task Force Iron Horse, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan where he flew over 500 combat flight hours and earned a Bronze Star during the deployment. Upon his return from Afghanistan, he served as the Officer in Charge of the MT ARNG Pre-Deployment Training and Assistance Element for 3 years. CPT Thompson is the first Carroll College ROTC APMS to have both graduated from Carroll College and completed the ROTC program. CPT Thompson shares his life with his girlfriend Wendi and her daughter Harper.
SSG Robert Cassidy - Military Science Instructor, Carroll College
SSG Robert Cassidy, was born in Champaign Illinois, and later moved to Montana where he grew up in Livingston MT. He graduated from Pak High School in 2000. In 2001 he joined the Montana Army National Guard and was assigned to HHC 1-163 Infantry Mortar Platoon from (2001-2005). He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in July 2004 - Nov 2005 and served as a gunner and driver during the deployment. SSG Cassidy is married to his wife Amber and has two sons. His military education Warrior Leader Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor, RSP Master Cadre Course, BNCOC Phase 1, Training NCO Course, Combatives Level 1, Master Resilience Course, Combat Life Saver Course. SSG Cassidy's Decorations, awards and citations include the Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award, MT Outstanding Unit Ribbon, MT National Guard Campaign Ribbon, MT National Guard Noble Eagle Ribbon, MT National Guard Service Ribbon, MT National Guard Attendance Ribbon, MT National Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Drivers and Mechanics Badge.
Janet Sheehy - Administrative Associate, Carroll College
Janet Sheehy is a Montana native. She attended classes at both Montana State University and Carroll College. Janet has experience in both the public and private business sector. After spending eleven years as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life at Carroll, Janet chose to move to the Carroll ROTC program. She enjoys helping students and cadets look at their future and achieve their goals. Her father was a Korean War veteran, and her brother is currently a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. She also has two nephews that have gone through Army ROTC programs. She and her husband have a son and a daughter. Janet enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors of Montana, traveling, creating stain glass, and painting.