LTC Jasmine Jallah
Professor of Military Science
MS IV Instructor
Armstrong-Slater Room 200
Office Phone: 757-727-5839
Lieutenant Colonel Jasmine S. Jallah is a native of Waukegan, Illinois and a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Hampton University ROTC Program. Earning a commission into the Adjutant General Corps, LTC Jallah has led a rich military career of 18 years. Her leadership journey has provided diverse experiences both nationally and abroad and she has been fortunate to work with and lead individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Currently, Jasmine serves as the Professor of Military Science for the Hampton University Army ROTC Pirate Battalion. In her previous assignments, she served as an operational and strategic planner for United States Army Training & Doctrine Command, a commander, brigade senior human resources officer, battalion executive officer, senior observer controller/trainer, division human resources plans and operations officer, battalion human resources officer, company executive officer, operations officer and has deployed overseas to Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Colonel Jallah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Hampton University, and a Master of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Lieutenant Colonel Jallah is a loving wife and mother of two, a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., The ROCKS Inc., Military Officers Association of America, Jack and Jill of America, and a 2021 Hampton University Top Forty Under 40 Honoree.
MSG Bryan Hatfield
Senior Military Science Instructor
MS III Instructor
Armstrong-Slater Room 212-B
Office phone: 757-728-6960
- MSG Bryan Hatfield is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The attack on September 11, 2001 prompted him to leave college and enlist as an Infantry Soldier in 2002. MSG Hatfield holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is completing a Master of Science in Management and Leadership degree from the University of Purdue. Prior to becoming the Senior Military Instructor at Hampton University, MSG Hatfield served as a 1SG with the 10th MTN DIV in Fort Drum, New York; a Ranger Instructor at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; and a Platoon Sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division. Over the course of his career, MSG Hatfield had two deployments to Iraq, four deployments to Afghanistan, and one deployment to Central/South America. MSG Hatfield is a family man, golfer, and lover of anything to do with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mr. John McDonald
Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
Armstrong-Slater Room 212-D
Office phone: 757-727-5850
Cell phone: 757- 576-4238
John McDonald serves as our Enrollment and Scholarship Officer and is a native of Hampton, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and commissioned from The United States Coast Guard Academy in 2008. John served on board Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, out of Portsmouth, NH as a Deck Watch Officer and as the Weapons and Deck Division Officer. Following that assignment, he served at the U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Command in Washington, DC as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader. Upon completing his service commitment, John separated from active duty and served as a Coast Guard Reserve Officer until March, 2017.
Prior to joining the Pirate Battalion, he worked as an account representative with Bradley Morris Inc. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Arts in Organizational Learning and Human Resource Development from George Washington University.
Instructors and Staff
CPT Eric Shockley
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Armstrong-Slater Room 212-C
Office phone: 757-727-5601
Captain Eric Shockley, a husband and father of three, has served in the United States Army for over a decade, leading him to serve worldwide as a Field Artillery Officer. CPT Shockley was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through Army ROTC at Colorado State University, he currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science for the Hampton University Army ROTC Pirate Battalion . In his previous assignments, CPT Shockley has served as a Battery Commander for an M777 Howitzer Battery, a Battalion Fire Support Officer, DIVARTY Fire Support officer, a Corps Fire Support Officers, Assistant Operations Officer, a Battery Executive officer, Platoon Leader, and Company Fire Support Officer. CPT Shockley deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield in Iraq.
Captain Shockley has a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources from Oregon State University, and a Bachelor in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism from Colorado State University.
1LT Kameron East
MS I Instructor
Armstrong-Slater Room 212-H
Office phone: 757-728-6928
- 1LT Kameron East was born and raised in the state of Alabama. He graduated and commissioned from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems. While attending the University of Alabama, 1LT East spearheaded the chartering of Pershing Rifles Company N-6. He commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer and graduated with honors from the Field Artillery Basic Officer Leaders Course, and the Joint Fires Observer Course, both in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Prior to becoming the Patton Intern at Hampton University, 1LT East served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a platoon leader for 3-319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and a Fire Support Officer for 2-501 Parachute Infantry Regiment. During this time he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Allies Refuge. 1LT East enjoys horror, weightlifting, music, and poetry.
1LT Ketsia Lovinsky
- 1LT Ketsia Lovinsky was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Morgan State University, and graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science. During her matriculation, she was a student leader and active member in the Morgan State community. 1LT Lovinsky was a part of the ROTC program, Office of Student Life and Development as a Resident Assistant, and Student Government Association as Senior Class Vice President. She was initiated into the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and J-8-5 Unit of the National Society of Pershing Angels at Morgan State University. Upon graduating, 1LT Lovinsky commissioned into the Army as an Armor Officer. While at Fort Moore, she completed the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course (ABOLC) and Scout Leaders Course (SLC). 1LT Lovinsky was stationed at Fort Cavazos, where she served as an Armor Platoon Leader, Maintenance Platoon Leader, and Maintenance Control Officer.
SSG Gary Mulford
Military Science Instructor
Armstrong-Slater Room 212-G
Office phone: 757-728-6911
- SSG Gary Mulford, originally from Rochester, New York, joined the United States Army in July of 2007 to serve the nation. His extensive list of duty stations includes Fort Stewart, Georgia; Hohenfels, Germany; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Some of the duty positions he’s held throughout his career are Military Police Investigator, Squad leader, and Headquarters Platoon Sergeant. SSG Mulford was deployed to the Bahlk Providence of Afghanistan from 2010-2011. He currently serves as the primary MS2 instructor at Hampton University. SSG Mulford is an avid hunter and fisher, but also enjoys kayaking and spending time with his family.