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Meet the Cadre & Staff of the University of Memphis ARMY ROTC

Professor of Military Science

MS IV Instructor


LTC Steve Sigloch is the Professor of Military Science and Battalion Commander. He is a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University and received his commission as an Engineer Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Science, a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from University of Missouri at Rolla, and a Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He has served in the 1st Infantry Division in Germany and the 25th Infantry Division. He has completed two tours in Iraq as the Brigade Engineer for 3-25 IBCT and the Executive Officer for 3 BSTB.

Executive Officer/ Operations Officer


MAJ Greg Leiphart is the Executive Officer. He is a 1998 graduate of Penn State University and received his commission as a branch detailed Infantry Officer to Adjutant General. He served as an Infantry platoon leader with the 4th Infantry Division, FT Carson, CO. In 2006, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Company Commander under the 25th Infantry Division. In 2010, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the ISAF Joint Command as a plans officer. Additional assignments include: Portland, Maine MEPS Operations Officer, 2d Signal Brigade S1, 173rd ABCT Brigade S1, and U.S. Army Europe G1 Plans Officer.

Senior Military Instructor

 Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Smith Jr. is from Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from Cholla High School and enlisted in the Army in January of 1992.  Master Sergeant Smith has served in Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB) Division Artillery and 1-7 Field Artillery (FA) of Fort Drum, NY; Howitzer Battery (HWB) 3/3 Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) of Fort Bliss, TX; HWB 2/3 ACR of Fort Carson, CO; 2-17th FA of Fort Carson, CO; Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, LA; B Battery (1SG) 4-27 FA, Fort Bliss, TX; and in HHB (1SG) at Fort Bliss, TX. He has been a Fire Direction Specialist, Senior Fire Direction Specialist, Fire Direction Computer, Chief Fire Direction, Fire Support NCO (FSNCO), Platoon Sergeant and 1SG. Master Sergeant Smith has also served as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Sill, OK.  His deployments include: Somolia and Bosnia with the 10th Mountain Division and Iraq with 2nd Infantry Division.

MS I Instructor

Sergeant First Class Joshua Perkins enlisted in the United States Army on 15march2001. He received his Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Benning, GA. Sergeant First Class Perkins held numerous positions which include; Rifleman, Saw Gunner, M240 Gunner, Assistant Gunner, Infantry Team Leader, Reconnaissance Scout Team Leader, Infantry Squad Leader, Senior Drill Sergeant and Infantry Platoon Sergeant. His previous assignment was at Ft. Campbell, KY where he served as a Platoon Sergeant in 2nd BN, 327th Infantry Regiment. He has deployed in support of OEF/OIF on four separate occasions with three deployments being to Iraq and one to Afghanistan for a total of 48 months deployed combat time.

MS II Instructor


Mr. Huey is a Military Science Instructor.  He is a graduate of Christian Brothers’ University.   He transferred here from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama A&M.  He was commissioned in 1991 as a Field Artillery Officer.  He has served as a Forward Observer, Platoon Leader, Fire Direction Officer, Executive Officer, Battery Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, Personnel Officer, Logistics Officer, Liaison Officer,Training Officer and a Training Adviser.  He is currently an Operations Officer for a Liaison Unit in the Tennessee National Guard.  He has been deployed in both the Global War on Terrorism and in support of Humanitarian Missions.

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer

Mr. Hagood 

Mr. Brian Hagood is the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer and has been with Tiger Battalion since December 2007. He received his commission as an active duty Signal Officer in 1997 upon completion of ROTC at the University of North Alabama. He deployed in 1999 in support of Task Force Hawk in Albania as a Platoon Leader. In 2003, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as a Joint Operations Center Battle Captain for CJTF-4 and as a Signal Officer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In 2004, he deployed support of OIF II and again in 2005 in support of OIF 05-07 as a Company Commander. In 2011, he deployed in support of OEF as a Brigade Signal Officer. Mr. Hagood is currently a Major in the Tennessee Army National Guard. 

Supply Technician

Mr. Cassius Davis is the Tiger Battalion's Supply Technician. He retired as a Sergeant First Class, with a total of 20 years of active military service. His last assignment before retiring was as the S4 for the Army Reserve Officer Training Program in the northeastern part of the United States. Mr. Davis has been with The University of Memphis Army ROTC since August 2005.

Human Resources Technician

Mr. Noah Lowe is the Tiger Battalion's Human Resources Technician. He retired as a Sergeant First Class, with a total of 24 years of active military service and an additional 6 years in the National Guard and the Army Reserve. His military duties include Infantry, Supply and Human Resources. He has been with The University of Memphis Army ROTC since August 2007. 


Ms. Donna Haskins, a native of Memphis, joined the Tiger Battalion from the biology department where she served as secretary. She is no stranger to the battalion as she has previously been assigned to Army ROTC and is excited to be with the program.  Ms. Haskins has been with the University of Memphis for over 7 years.


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