Meet Your Service Academy Team

LTC Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired)

FOUNDER & WEST POINT CONSULTANT

Lieutenant Colonel Kirkland was one of the few officers ever to lead two separate Army ROTC programs–Claremont McKenna College from 2006 to 2009 and the University of Southern California from 2010 to 2013.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and has also earned a MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

Trisha Dach (U.S. Air Force Veteran)

LEAD AIR FORCE & NAVAL ACADEMY CONSULTANT

Trisha Dach served 7 years on active duty as an Intelligence Officer. She is a graduate of the class of 2011 of the United States Air Force Academy and received an MBA from Webster University.

After receiving an honorable discharge in 2018 as a Captain, Trisha utilizes her analytic and leadership skills to help others accomplish their goals.

CAPT Matthew Roberts (U.S. Navy, Retired)

NAVY EXPERT

Captain Roberts is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and commissioned via Naval ROTC in 1993. After 30 years, with his final assignment as Professor of Naval Science at Auburn University, CAPT Roberts retired and is now aids students in earning Navy ROTC scholarships.

Colonel Lee Reynolds (U.S. Army, Retired)

INTERVEW EXPERT

Colonel Reynolds served as the Detachment Commander for the University of Southern California Army ROTC program from 2011-2013. He was a Army Public Affairs Officer for over 20 years and commanded the American Forces Network-Iraq (AFN-I) in Baghdad, Iraq from May 2009 to March 2010 and was the director of Media Operations and assistant spokesman for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He commissioned from ROTC at Hofstra University and has a Masters of Leadership from the University of Southern California. ​

Dr. (Colonel) William Corr (U.S. Army, Retired)

MEDICAL EXPERT

Dr. Corr is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point. He continued his education at the military’s medical school in Bethesda, Maryland, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He served as a U.S. Army medical physician with deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Germany, Korea and various stateside assignments. He retired as a colonel in 2015.

Dr. Corr serves as a medical advisor on DODMERB clearance issues.

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