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CPT Adam J. Kinder, MPA

Assistant Professor of Military Science

On Faculty since 2017
815.928.5676
Olivet Nazarene University, Bellwest Campus, Alford Fortin Villa, Room 116

akinder@olivet.edu
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CPT Kinder enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1993 and completed Basic Training at Great Lakes, IL where he became a Fireman Apprentice. In March 2009 he enlisted in the United States Army, attended Officer Candidate School, and commissioned in August 2009. He is currently serving as a Field Artillery Officer at the rank of Captain.

CPT Kinder is married to Crystal Kinder of Mobile, AL. They have five children: Matthew, Shawna, Leslie, Nicolas, and Brooke.

  • Army Meritorious Service Medal (two OLC)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal (two gold stars)

  • Master of Public Administration, concentration in National Security Affairs from Troy University, Troy, AL
  • BA Criminology (Cum Laude), emphasis in Human Resources from Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
  • AS Social Science (Summa Cum Laude), Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA
  • AAS Administration of Justice (Summa Cum Laude), Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA
  • AA Liberal Arts, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL.
  • Interior Communications Electrician Basic Course
  • IC Advanced Course, Tactical Information Operations
  • Field Artillery Basic Captain’s Career Course
  • USS Antrim (FFG 20); USS Raven (MHC 61)
  • Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity Norfolk, VA
  • Naval Security Force, Bahrain; USS Nimitz (CVN 68)
  • Naval Operational Support Center Mobile, AL
  • Navy Brig/ Correctional Custody Unit Pensacola, FL
  • FA BOLC/ FA-CCC Fort Sill, Ok; 3ABCT 3ID Fort Benning, GA
  • USMTM Saudi Arabia

 

  • Leading Petty Officer
  • Engineering Duty Officer
  • Watch Commander, Platoon Leader
  • Company FSO, BN Targeting Officer
  • Battery Commander (Rear)
  • Company Commander
  • Artillery Advisor to the Royal Saudi Land Forces

 

  • Operation Uphold Democracy—Haiti
  • Operation Vigilant Mariner, Persian Gulf
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom