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CPT James Hicks Jr., MBA

Assistant Professor of Military Science

On Faculty since 2016
Olivet Nazarene University, 615 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais, IL 60914


I have 19 years in the military Human Resources field and am currently serving as a Captain in the Adjutant General Corps. I have learned a lot throughout my journey in the military and have visited places I never dreamed I would get a chance to visit, but the military afforded me that opportunity. I have served in the states as well as overseas.

Before becoming an officer, I was an enlisted officer for 10 years in the same field and have attended multiple echelons of school to become the Human Resources Officer I am today. I have been teaching Military Science for two years, and I’m excited each and every day I come to office to mold young minds to think critically and develop them into the future leaders of our Army. 


Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course

Brigade S1 Course (Commandant’s List)                                                      

Year Completed



US Army Adjutant General Corps Captains Career Course


US Army Airborne School, Basic Parachutist Course


US Army Adjutant General Corps Basic Officer Leaders Course

US Army Officer Candidate School



Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

(Business Administration & Management)

BS, 2009


Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 

(Servant Leadership)

MBA, 2011


  • Bronze Star Medal (BSM)
  • Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) (4 oak leaf cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal (AAM) (5 oak leaf cluster)
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Army Good Conduct Medal (3 oak leaf cluster)
  • National Defense Service Medal, with Bronze Service Star Device (NDSM)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with (1 Campaign star)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with (1 Campaign star)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2 numeral)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Oversees Ribbon
  • NATO medal
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Basic Parachutist Badge
  • Recruiting Badge w/ 2 gold stars
  • 504th PIR, 1BCT, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC
  • 307th BSB, 1BCT, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC
  • HQs, Joint Readiness Training Center (Operations Group), Fort Polk, LA
  • HQs, Joint Readiness Training Center (G1), Fort Polk, LA
  • 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd CAB, 3rd ID, Hunter Army Airfield, GA
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL,  ROTC Program, Assistant Professor of Military Science
  • 2009 - Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • 2012 - Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)
  • 2015 - Germany (Operation Atlantic Resolve)