LTC Matthew K. Johnson

Professor of Military Science

LTC Matthew K. Johnson was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery from the United States Military Academy in 1997. His first assignment was with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment in Giessen, Germany where he served as Company Fire Support Officer and Platoon Leader. While in Germany, he deployed to Kosovo and served as Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Officer. He then attended the Field Artillery Advanced Course and the Command and Services Staff School, followed by assignment to 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st (AASLT) Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. CPT Johnson served as a Battalion Fire Support Officer with the Screaming Eagles and in 2003 deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). While in Iraq, he assumed command of A Battery, 2-320th FA. Upon completion of command, he served as the Assistant Brigade Fire Support Officer in 1st BDE, 101st (AASLT) ABN. In 2005, CPT Johnson was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.

At the conclusion of duties in ROTC, he assumed responsibility as Team Leader for a Military Transition Team- Iraq. Major Johnson again deployed to Baghdad, Iraq to advise three different Iraq police battalions and a brigade headquarters. Upon return from deployment, MAJ Johnson attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Following CGSC, in 2010, he was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA where he served as the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment Executive Officer. While serving in this capacity, he deployed with the battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2012. Following his time in 2-17 FA and the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, he served as the I Corps Deputy Fire Support Coordination Officer. As the deputy, LTC Johnson participated in operational and strategic exercises in Australia, Korea, Thailand, and Japan. In 2014, LTC Johnson was selected as the Professor of Military Science at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, responsible for the ROTC programs at several universities and colleges in the greater Cleveland, OH area.

LTC Johnson has a Bachelors of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and a Masters degree in International Relations from Creighton University. He has earned the Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and an Army Commendation Medal with V (Valor) Device. He is married to Natalie and has 2 daughters, Seeley age 6 and Nola age 2.

Sergeant Major Carmicle

Sergeant Major Frederick Carmicle is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.

He entered the U.S. Army 30 Oct 1990, where he completed Infantry Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Assigned to 3/47thIN (9th INF DIV),  1/72 AR,(2nd INF DIV),  3/69 AR,  (3rdINF DIV),  4/12 INF (1stArmored DIV USAREUR) ,  101st Airborne Division (Air Assault),  Joint Readiness Training Center, FT Polk La;  2/1 ( 1stAR DIV); The Brigade Modernization Command (BMC) and 2/504 PIR, 1st BCT 82nd ABN DIV.

Sergeant Major Carmicle has served in Squad leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Heavy Weapons Company First Sergeant and Brigade Headquarters First Sergeant, Brigade Modernization Command (U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command) Operations Sergeant Major, 1st BDE 82nd PIR Brigade Operations Sergeant Major and the Operations Sergeant Major 2-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd ABN DIV.

His military education includes:  Warrior Leader Course; Advance Leader Course; Senior Leader Course; First Sergeant Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.  Additionally, Sergeant Major Carmicle military education includes Airborne School; Air Assault School; Rappel Master; Infantry Mortar Leader Course; EO Advisor Course and the Instructor Trainers Course.

Sergeant Major Carmicle has operational deployments to: Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

Sergeant Major Carmicle awards and decorations include:  Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Ribbon; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; and the Air Assault Badge.

Sergeant Major Carmicle is married to former Michelle Renee Milner of Cleveland, Ohio; together they have three children Jaylen, Kayla, and Nyla.

Mr. John J. McCluskey Jr.

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 19 Feb 1956, he graduated from Penn State in 1978 and commissioned as an Ordnance Officer. He received his M.B.A. from Cleveland State in 2002.

He is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic & Advanced Courses, Airborne Course, CAS3 and the Command and General Staff College.

He has been assigned to several posts in the U.S., to include Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Korea. He retired from the Army after 28 years of service.

His awards include the DMSM, MSM (3 OLC), JMUA, ARCOM, JSAM, AAM and other service medals.

Mr. McCluskey is married to MAJ Beth McCluskey (nee Reilly) of South Euclid, Ohio, and they have two sons, Jack (23) a 2LT in the USAR and Pat (21) who is a senior ROTC cadet at St. Joseph’s University.

Sergeant First Class Johnson

Assistant Professor of Military Science


Sergeant First Class Johnson is a native of Rogersville, Tennessee. He enlisted in the United States Army in November 1997 and was placed in the delayed entry program. He shipped for One Station Unit Training (OSUT) as an Infantryman at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in Jan 1998. Since his enlistment he has served with HHC 1st BN 32nd IN Ft. Drum, New York, HHC 2nd BN 72nd AR Camp Casey Korea, B co. and A co. 2nd BN 327th IN, A TRP 1st SQD 32nd CAV of the 1st BDE 101st ABN DIV Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He spent his third year with 1-32 IN as a 81mm Mortar Squad leader before assuming the position as a 120mm Mortar Squad leader with 2/72 AR for one year. SFC Johnson arrived at B Company 2/327 IN as an E-5 and was placed as the company 60mm Mortar Section Leader. Within four years, he was promoted to the rank of SFC and was reassigned as the Platoon Sergeant for A company, first platoon. SFC Johnson transferred to A TRP 1-32 CAV where he maintained the position as the 120mm Mortar Section Leader. Currently he serves as the Military Science Instructor assigned to John Carroll University with additional duties as the Operations NCO.

He is a graduate of E co. 2/54 IN OSUT; Air Assault School; Infantry Mortar Platoon Officer Course; Warrior Leaders Course; Advanced Leaders Course; Senior Leaders Course; 101st ABN DIV Eagle First Responder Course; Combative Level 1 and the Instructor Trainers Course.

SFC Johnson participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom I, IV, 07-09 in An Najaf, Al Hillah, Mosul, Kirkuk and Balad, Iraq. Additionally he is served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

He currently holds 40 credit hours towards his Bachelor of Science degree studying Criminal Justice through the University of Maryland, University College.

SFC Johnson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct fourth Award, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon with numeral five, Multi National Forces Medal and the ISAF NATO Service Medal. SFC Johnson additionally earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Drivers Badge with “W” device and has been awarded The Order of Saint Maurice (CENTURION).