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CPT Adam J. Kinder, MPA

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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


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