Cadre and Offices




Department of Military Science
1100 Henderson, Box 7851
Harvey House, 617 North 12th Street,
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5007


Department of Military Science
410 Ouachita, Box 3654
Roy & Christine Sturgis Physical Education Center (SPEC) Room 303
624 North 8th Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Phone: 870-245-4352 Fax: 870-245-4181


LTC Sherry K. Oehler, Professor of Military Science
Office: 870.575.8447
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Lieutenant Colonel Sherry K. Oehler is from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from college in December 2000, and enlisted in the Army in January 2001. She completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and served as an Administrative Specialist at Fort Story, Virginia. During her first assignment, she was selected to be a Commissioned Officer. She completed Officer Candidate School and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutentant in the Signal Corps in 2002

Lietenant Colonel Oehler’s assignments include Platoon Leader and Battalion Communications Officer in the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She served as a Battalion Logistics Officer in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. She commanded the Satellite Communications facility at the National Security Agency/NSA, Fort Meade, Maryland. She served as the Aide de Camp for the Commanding General of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. As a field grade officer, she served as the Operations Officer for the Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade in Bethesda, Maryland, completed a fellowship with RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, and most recently, served as a Program Analyst in the Army G8, Program Analysis and Evaluation Division, at the Pentagon.

Lieutenant Colonel Oehler completed three combat deployments. She provided tactical communications support to the 82d Airborne Division commander and staff in Iraq (2003-2004), led supply, maintenance, transportation and resource management operations for the 54th Signal Battalion in Kuwait (2006-2007), and served as the Chief of Plans and Operations for a Counter Corruption task force in Afghanistan (2012-2013).

Lieutenant Colonel Oehler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Towson University, a Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a Master of Military Art and Science in Operational Planning from the School of Advanced Miltary Studies/SAMS.



MAJ Lucas Crabtree
Assitant Professor of Military Science
HSU: 870-230-5807



CPT Gage Adams
Assitant Professor of Military Science
OBU: 870-245-4179 



CPT Bryan Sherman
Assitant Professor of Military Science
OBU: 870-245-4177



SFC Ron Heinz
Military Science Instructor



SFC D. Aaron Jones
OBU: 870-245-4178


Jerry Emry
Program Assistant
HSU: 870-230-5546

Jerry is a Retired USAF veteran, currently serving as the HSU/OBU ROTC Program Assistant which includes human resources and supply duties.  Jerry is married to Manuela Emry and they have four daughters.  He loves sports, particularly football.  Jerry's favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the Arkansas Razorbacks, he is also an avid fantasy football fan.




Mrs Jerusha “Mrs. J” Schofer
Administrative Specialist II 
HSU: 870-230-5007

Mrs. J is a 2001 Henderson State University alum with a Bachelor's in Recreation.  She is married to John and they have two children, Johnathan and Jacquelynn, and a grandson, Jayce.  When not at work, Mrs. J enjoys reading, crafting, and traveling with her husband and daughter.