Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) S. Chad Hyder serves as the Professor of Military Science at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to this assignment, he served as an Instructor and Intermediate Staff member for the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, England.
LTC Hyder has been assigned to posts in the United States, Korea, Germany and the United Kingdom. His assignments include four combat deployments to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Spartan Shield. Key assignments include:
LTC Hyder was commissioned through ROTC at Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University. His military education includes Intermediate Level Education (ILE), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Operations Course; U.S Army Armor Officer Career Course; U.S. Army Airborne School and the U.S. Army Armor Officer Basic Course.
LTC Hyder's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with Six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (4th Award), the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutists Badge.
LTC Hyder is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife Kim. They have three children: Zac, 23; Gavin, 21; and Greyson, 16.
Tolliver D Washington
CPT ,EN, LAARNG
Assistant Professor of Military Science
CPT Tolliver Washington serves as the Assistant Professor Military Science at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, and is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He enlisted as a Private First Class with the Louisiana Army National Guard in 2001 as a 21W (Carpentry and Masonry Specialist) assigned to the Alpha Company 769th EN BN, 225th EN BDE. He later re-classed as a 21E (Heavy Construction Equipment Operator) with the 922nd DET-1, 769th EN BN and accepted an E-5 / team leader position with the Unit. He commissioned through the Louisiana Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (Accelerated) in August 2012 and branched Engineer as a 2nd Lieutenant. CPT Washington deployed ISO Operation Enduring Freedom, 2013-2014, as a Route Clearance platoon leader clearing routes through Southern Afghanistan.
CPT Washington holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University and Masters in Homeland Security with a Minor in Criminal Justice from American Military University. He is a member of the Epsilon Pi Phi Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
2012 – HQ Platoon Leader/ Maintenance Officer; Forward Support Company , 769th EN BN
2012 – 1st PLT PL Leader; 927th EN CO (Sapper) , 769th EN BN
2015 – Operations Officer; 927th EN CO (Sapper), 61st Troop Command
2018 – Company Commander; 927th EN CO (Sapper) , 61st Troop Command
2017 - Budget Officer, 61st Troop Command
2017- Plans Officer , 61st Troop Command (JRTC and JMRC FY-18)
2018 – Search and Extraction Commander , 61st Troop Command (CERFP)
1. Sapper Leaders Course
2. Master Fitness Trainer DL Phase-1
3. Engineer Captains Career Course
4. Air Assault
5. Route Recon / Clearance Leader
6. Unit Movement Officer Course
7. Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course (EN Branch)
8. Officer Candidate School
9. Heavy Equipment Construction Operator (21E)
10. Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (21W)
Major (MAJ) Amber Clay serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to this assignment, she served as the Brigade Adjutant for the 290th Military Police Brigade, Nashville, Tennessee.
MAJ Clay’s previous assignments include two combat deployments to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Key assignments include:
MAJ Clay commissioned through ROTC at The Unsinkable Albany State University with a Bachelors of Social Work. Her military education includes Adjutant General Captains Career Course, Postal Supervisor Course, Adjutant General Basic Officer Leader Course.
MAJ Clay’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Ribbon (2nd Award.
MAJ Clay is a native of Atlanta, Georgia by way of Albany, Georgia. She currently lives in Mandeville, Louisiana with her husband Ozier. They have three children: Kenzli, 12; Kelci, 4; and Karter, 3.
Military Science Instructor
SFC David Anderson originally from Brookville, Pennsylvania. He attended OSUT at Fort Knox, Ky. where he was awarded the MOS of 19K. Following completion of the OSUT in 2000, SFC Anderson was assigned to 4-7 CAV, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Gerry Owen, South Korea. He was assigned as a Driver/Loader on the M1A1 Main Battle Tank. In 2002, SFC Anderson was then assigned to 1-4 CAV, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. He was assigned as a Driver/Loader on the M1A1 AIMS Main Battle Tank. He was later assigned as a Gunner and Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In 2005, SFC Anderson was then assigned to 1-8 Infantry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Infantry Division. He was assigned as a Tank Gunner and later assigned as a Tank Commander on the M1A2 SEP V2 Main Battle Tank. Where he deployed in support of OIF 07-09 and OIF 10-11. In 2011, SFC Anderson was assigned to Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Baltimore, Maryland. Where he was assigned as an Army Recruiter. In 2014, SFC Anderson was assigned to 2-5 CAV, 1ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division. He was assigned as a Tank Platoon Sergeant and Battalion Master Gunner. He attended 1 Rotation to South Korea for Operational Korean Resolve. SFC Anderson arrived to the Orleans Battalion in September 2018 and currently serves as the Military Science Instructor (MSI). He is the instructor for MS100.
SFC Anderson's military education includes the Armor One Station Unit Training, Basic Leader's Course, Advanced Leader's Course, Army Recruiter's Course, Unit Prevention Leader's Course, Maneuver Senior Leader's Course, Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer's Course.
SFC Anderson's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with seven Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal with 6th Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with four star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon 6th Award, Silver Recruiter's Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Driver's and Mechanic's Badge with Track and Wheeled Banner.
Mr. Matthew Carter, originally from Chicago, Illinois ( GO BEARS!! ), is the Logistics Technician for Tulane University Army ROTC Program. He joined the Army in September 1998 and was awarded the MOS 11B. He served in the Military for 20 years, retiring October 2018. He is married to Mary Carter and has four beautiful children.
Human Resources Assistant
Aubrey J. Curtis, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana employed with the Department of the Army, United States Army Cadet Command, Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) for over 30 years as a Human Resources Technician.
Mr. Curtis was enlisted in the Unites States Army Reserve with twenty-six years of services and retired March 2013 as a Master Sergeant. Mr. Curtis was mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Curtis matriculated at Southern University at New Orleans earning an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information System.
Mrs. Anita Fortier McLendon is a native of New Orleans, LA. She is a retired SFC from United States Army Reserves after 24 years of service. Mrs. McLendon is a graduated of Dillard University and Tulane University. She is the Project Assistant and Office Secretary for the Tulane University ARMY ROTC Department, where she has worked for 18 years. She is married to Mr. Leonard V. McLendon III and is the mother of Deja and Jeremiah McLendon.
Tulane University Army ROTC
B.S. Criminal Justice
Recruiting Operations Officer
Tel: (504)862-3243/Fax: (504)865-6798
Facebook: Orleans Battalion
Ms. Yolanda Wade serves as the key point of contact to the Professor of Military Science regarding recruitment and scholarship management for the Tulane University Army ROTC program. Tulane University’s Army ROTC program also includes its affiliate universities: Loyola, Dillard, Xavier, University of New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans, University Holy Cross, and LSUHSC.
Ms. Wade is also responsible for recruiting events, marketing, and advertising of the ROTC program. She supports and attends high school speaking engagements, career fairs, and a host of engagements that bridges the ROTC program to other activities, programs, JROTC schools, community services, and institutions. Ms. Wade began working in SROTC in 2007 as an instructor until 2013 when began serving in her current role. Additionally, Ms. Wade are a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserves under the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, Louisiana.