Military Science - ROTC
Staff Coordinator / Assistant Professor of Military Science
On Faculty since 2013
- Masters in Teaching, City University (Seattle, WA), December 2004
- Bachelor of Science in Forest Products, Oregon State University, March 1991
- Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training
- Army ROTC Commissioning Program , Oregon State University
- Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Fort Sill, OK
- Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, Fort Sill, OK
- Combined Staff Services School (CAS^3) (non-resident)
- Command and General Staff College (non-resident)
About Steve Pollard
Mr. Pollard is a citizen soldier with a diverse civilian career combined with over thirty years of continuous service to country in the US Army. He has been married for over 20 years to his wife Lori and has two wonderful daughters, Briea and Alayna.
Militarily, Mr. Pollard served as an active duty enlisted soldier in the US Army from 1983 through 1986 in the Field Artillery. Upon leaving the Army, he attended college at Oregon State University and obtained his reserve commission as a 2LT in the Field Artillery. Initially, he served in the Army National Guard serving in a number of different positions including company fire support officer, battery fire direction officer, battalion fire support officer, battery commander, and state officer candidate school (OCS) commander among other various positions. He transferred to the reserves where he served as the battalion operations officer (and executive officer) for a chemical training battalion for a number of years. Currently, he is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve (USAR) serving as a command and general staff college reserve component instructor.
As a civilian, Mr. Pollard has also served in a number of different positions. During his years out of college, he spent most of his time in the wood products industry serving both as a procurement forester and as a quality control supervisor for a medium sized lumber manufacturer. In 2003, he decided to conduct a career change into teaching and obtained his masters in teaching degree. He taught one year at High Tech High in Quincy, WA and then accepted a position at Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, a Christian Military Boarding School for boys, located in Port Gibson, MS for six years as the junior high math and science teacher.
Mr. Pollard has accepted the opportunity to work with aspiring young men and women who desire to become officers in the best army in the world, the United States Army. Mr. Pollard believes he is called to serve the young men and women of the Rolling Thunder Battalion and considers it a distinct privilege to be part of one of the best ROTC programs the army has to offer.