LTC STEPHEN SUHR
Professor of Military Science
LTC Stephen Suhr is an Aviation Officer assigned as the Professor of Military Science (PMS) for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of California-Berkeley. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and also earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He taught for three years in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy and served as the Course Director for Helicopter Aeronautics.
Prior to arriving at UC Berkeley, LTC Suhr was assigned to US Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM) at Fort Belvoir, VA where he served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for rear operations for TF ODIN-Enhanced – a state-of-the-art aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) unit operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). LTC Suhr’s operational combat assignments include: Task Force ODIN-Iraq Operations Officer at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Speicher during Operation New Dawn (OND) and Air Cavalry Troop Commander of C Troop, 3-17 Cavalry in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Northern Iraq.
LTC Suhr is rated in both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft to include: OH-58A/C, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, EO-5C Aerial Reconnaissance Low (ARL), and the C-12R Aerial Reconnaissance Multi-Sensor (ARMS) aircraft. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, and Basic Parachutist Badge.
CPT CHRISTOPHER L. CRAGER
Assistant Professor of Military Science
CPT Christopher Crager is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of California-Berkeley. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in 2007 through the Austin Peay State University ROTC Battalion. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and is a Demonstrated Senior Logistician certified through SOLE (International Society of Logistics).
CPT Crager’s military education includes the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, School of Infantry (0311, 0313), NCO Academy Corporal’s Course, Basic Officer Leader’s Course II, The Quartermaster Officer Basic course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Sling Load Inspector Certification Course, Airlift Load Planner Certification course, Army Combatives level one, Marine Corps Martial Arts level two (Gray belt), Operational Contracting Support Course, Air Assault School and Mountain Warfare School.
CPT Crager’s first enlisted assignment was with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st Marine Division. He participated in Operation Bright Star ‘99 in Egypt along with two operational deployments to the Western Pacific with the Combat Assault BN (CAB). After joining the Army, he was then assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), 326th Engineer Bn. His first assignment as a Commissioned Officer was with the 35th Combat Service Support Bn, Japan where he participated in 9 Joint and Bilateral operations throughout the Pacific region. He was then assigned to the 15th Sustainment BDE and soon took command of the Intelligence and Sustainment (I&S) company for the 1st Armored Division’s Headquarters. After his command time was complete, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Logistics Officer for the Security Forces Assistance Team (SFAT) 2, advising and assisting an Afghan National Army (ANA) Infantry Bn (2nd Kandak) in the Arghandab river valley.
CPT Crager’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (5), Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Ribbon, Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Naval Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), NCO Professional Developmental Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon and the NATO medal.
U.S. Army Reserve Officer Support
CPT Nathan Chang
CPT Nathan Chang is currently serving as a Troop Program Unit (TPU) Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of California- Berkeley. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police (MP) Corps in 2006 through Officer Candidate School- Accelerated. He received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science and a double minor in History and Spanish from Norwich University in 2007.
CPT Chang’s military education includes Basic Combat Training (BCT), Accelerated Officer Candidate School, Basic Officer Leadership Course II, Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course, Anti-Terrorism Force Protection LVL II course, and the MP Captain Career Course Phase I-III.
CPT Chang’s first assignment as a Commissioned Officer was as a Platoon Leader for the Military Police Detachment of the 86th STB (MTN), VT ARNG. Upon transferring to the CA ARNG, CPT Chang served as a Platoon Leader in the 870th MP Company as well as the Executive Officer for the 270th MP CO, 49th MP BN CA ARNG. He then deployed to Iraq in 2010 and served in the 224th Sustainment Brigade as the Director of Security for Contingency Operating Base (COB) Adder. Upon returning from his deployment, CPT Chang completed two Company Command rotations, serving as the Company Commander for the HHC, 49th MP BDE and the 670th MP CO, 185th MP BN, 49th MP BDE.
CPT Chang’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Award, and the Combat Action Badge.