Staff

LTC Joseph Dumas    LTC Joe Dumas is the Chairperson for the Department of Military Science. LTC Dumas first entered service in 1998, enlisting in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as an Infantryman. He commissioned in 2003 to the active component Army following graduation from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. As an Armor Officer, he has served in combat organizations and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Joe’s drive and dedication to being a life-long learner have allowed him to earn two Masters of Arts degrees in addition to his leadership, staff and command assignments. LTC Dumas assumed duties as the 46th Professor of Military Science for the Spartan Battalion beginning in June 2021.

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Email:  dumasjos@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3482


CPT Parenti    MAJ Phil Parenti is the Executive Officer and MS III Instructor for the Spartan Battalion. He has 18 years of service between the Regular Army, Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. MAJ Parenti served 10 years as an enlisted Soldier before attending Officer Candidate School (OCS). He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March of 2011, became an Infantry Officer and later completed his Captain's Career Course as an Engineer. He has served in multiple positions from PL through CO CDR, with three deployments to Afghanistan, one to Iraq and two to Kuwait. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Kent State University and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Louisville. MAJ Parenti became an Assistant Professor of Military Science at MSU in Summer of 2020.

 

 

Email:  parenti3@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3483


   REYESPHOTO  MSG James Reyes is the Senior Military Instructor for the Spartan Battalion. He is a native of Killeen, Texas. MSG Reyes enlisted in the Army in January 2005 out of Arlington, TX. Enlisting as 13D Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems Operator, he attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Sill, OK. MSG Reyes has served as an Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS) Operator, Fire Control SGT, Fire Control NCO, Recruiter, Master Gunner and First Sergeant. He has three deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. MSG Reyes’ military education includes Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Air Assault, Army Recruiting School, Field Artillery Master Gunner Course and Digital Master Gunner Course. His civilian education includes an Associate’s degree in Electronic Computer Technology, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Information and a Master’s of Science degree in Project Management. MSG Reyes assumed duties as the Senior Military Instructor in the Spartan Battalion on January 10, 2023.

 

  

Email:  reyesjam@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3483


 

  Thomas Zeisser  MSG Thomas Zeisser is the MS III Assistant Instructor for the Spartan Battalion. He has been in the United States Army for over 18 years. As an Infantry Non-commissioned Officer, he has held every leadership position from Team Leader to First Sergeant. MSG Zeisser has three deployments in support of combat operations in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

 

 

Email:  zeissert@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 355-1913


    CPT Hunter Baudoindajoux is the MS II Instructor. He commissioned to the Infantry through the United States Military Academy in 2013.

CPT Baudoindajoux served as a Platoon Leader in 2-4IN and a Company Executive Officer in 2-2IN in 3/10 MTN, Fort Polk, LA. CPT Baudoindajoux served as Brigade Planner and commanded B Co, 1-8IN and HHC, 1-8IN in 3/4 ID, Fort Carson, CO. He has deployed three times. CPT Baudoindajoux is a native of Lafayette, Lousiana.

 

 

Email: baudoind@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 355-1913 


     SFC Ryan Nyhus is the MS II Assistant Instructor for the Spartan Battalion. He has served in the US Army for 13 years, holding every leadership position as an Infantryman from Team Leader through Platoon Sergeant. He is a two-time All Army Combatives competitor and is a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice. His assignments include: Fort Riley, KS; Fort Carson, CO; New England Recruiting BN and Fort Hood, TX. He has deployed twice, Iraq ’07-’08, and Afghanistan ’10-’11. He has also completed two rotations to The Republic of South Korea ’15-’16 and ’17-’18.

 

 

Email:  nyhusrya@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 355-1913


ONDOVCSIK     CPT Brian VanSingel is the MS I Instructor for the Spartan Battalion. Also, he serves as the Training Operations Officer. He currently has 21 years of military service. As a high school junior, he enlisted in 2000 in a Field Artillery Battery in the Michigan Army National Guard. For the last 17 years, he has served on an active duty tour as an Active Guard Reservist (AGR). In 2011, he was promoted to Sergeant First Class and completed Officer Candidate School (OCS) as the Distinguished Honor Graduate.  After deferring his commission for 2 years, he commissioned in 2013.  He has served as a Battalion S3, Battalion Operations Officer, Brigade Plans Officer, Company Commander and various positions as a Noncommissioned Officer. CPT VanSingel is a graduate of Multifunctional Logistics Captains Career Course, Financial Management Officer Branch Qualification Course and Human Resource Management Qualification Course. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. CPT VanSingel is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He began his assignment with the Spartan Battalion in July of 2021.

 

 

Email: vansin13@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 355-1913


ybarrainterimphoto    SFC Antonio Ybarra is the National Guard Liaison/Recruiter and MS I Assistant Instructor for the Spartan Battalion. SFC Ybarra began his career in 2007 as a Motor Transport Operator (88M) before conversion to an Infantryman (11B). From 2008-2014, he was assigned to 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. From 2014-2017, SFC Ybarra was assigned to the Georgia Army National Guard Long Range Surveillance Unit (GALRS) and attached to the Warrior Training Center (WTC), where he served on Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS) as a Ranger Instructor (RI) with WTC and 4th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB). In 2017, SFC Ybarra began an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position within the Michigan Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion. While in MIARNG, he has served as a Recruiter, Admin and Training NCO, BN Operations NCO, Station Commander and now as the MSU Recruiter with the Spartan Battalion. SFC Ybarra has two deployments to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and 4 deployments to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). SFC Ybarra also has three daughters, Jordyn, Taylor and Kinsley.

 

 

Email: antonio.ybarra@affiliate.msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3486

Mobile: (734) 308-1568


 

     Mr. Robert H. Sullivan is the Enrollment Officer for the Spartan Battalion. He graduated from the Citadel in 2000 and went on to serve in the 3rd BDE, 3rd ID during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Robb deployed again in support of OIF in November of 2007 with the 4th BDE, 10th MTN DIV (LI). Mr. Sullivan came to the Spartan Battalion from various contractor positions with TACOM and the TSA. In addition to his duties here at MSU, he is currently a US Army Reserve Officer assigned to the 406th CSSB located in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

 

 

Email:  sull77@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3484

Mobile: (517) 610-1560


   Mrs. Monica L. Love is a Human Resources Assistant.  Prior to coming to our department in 2004, she served for 13 years in the U.S. Army as an Admin NCO.  She was stationed in Fort Hood, TX; Fort Greely, AK; FT. Leonardwood, MO; Mannhein, GE and Heidelberg, GE.

 

 

 

Email:  bushmo@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3480


   Ms. Susan L. Clemence is a Human Resources Assistant. Sue started with ROTC in 1979 and transferred to MSU in 1983.

 

 

 

 

Email:  clemenc1@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3481


TOMENTERLINEPHOTO  MAJ (Retired) Thomas Enterline is the Supply Technician for the Spartan Battalion. Tom served in the US Army for 26 years and first enlisted in 1991 as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and Linguist. After graduating from Michigan State University and the Army ROTC in 2001, he served as a Signal Corps Officer and eventually retired in 2017. Tom has held the positions of Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Aide-de-Camp, Brigade Communications Officer (S6), Battalion Executive Officer and Joint Special Operations Chief Information Officer (J6). Tom has lived and served all over the US, Germany, Kuwait and Korea and has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan and Turkey. After retirement, Tom worked at the MSU Army ROTC Spartan Battalion as an Associate Professor of Military Science, teaching both MS I and MS II students. Tom holds a Master's of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Human Resources from Michigan State University and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College.

 

 

Email:  enterlin@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3477


 

 

 Adriana's photo Mrs. H. Adriana Feldpausch is the Operations Manager for the Department of Military Science. As the department liaison, Mrs. Feldpausch manages the department's daily operations including human resources and finances; marketing; outreach development and event planning and coordination. Adriana also manages facilty and academic affairs for the department.  Mrs. Feldpausch joined Michigan State University in Spring of 1996. During her tenure at MSU, she has served in a wide variety of roles across the university. Adriana was raised in Venezuela, is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.  She is also a Certified Human Resources Specialist and holds an MSU ERA certification in Grant Administration. She joined the Spartan Battalion in January of 2020.

 

 

Email:  feldpa15@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-3476