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Cadre Biography

LTC George Bolton
Professor of Military Science

 LTC George Bolton is the Professor of Military Science of the Bulldog Battalion. He is married to his wife, Jacquelyn S. Bolton. Together they have three children - Jayden, George, and Joshua Bolton. As as undergraduate, Major Bolton attended the University of Texas at Arlington. He received a full scholarship and majored in Political Science with an emphasis on Pre-Law. In 2002, he completed his studies and earned the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate, based on high scholarship. Bolton commissioned into the Military on August 17, 2002. His branch is Armor (more specifically, he is a Calvary man). He is an outdoorsman; and his favorite colors are black and silver.


MSG Russell Copeland
Senior Military Instructor

Master Sergeant Russell W. Copeland began his military career in 1996, when he enlisted in the United States Army. His duty stations include Ft. Drum, Ny; Ft Campbell, Ky; Camp Jackson, Korea; Ft Meade, Md; and Ft Benning, Ga. He has held the following positions from rifleman, to Company 1SG. His deployments include Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia) and four combat tours - two to Iraq and two to Afghanistan.

Master Sergeant Copeland’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/1OLC, Meritorious Service Medal w/1OLC, Army Commendation with/V device, Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 4th Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal 7th award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/Campaign Stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 4, NATO Service Medal,  Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 4, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and Combat Infantryman Badge.


MAJ Timothy Patterson
XO / MS II Instructor

MAJ Timothy Patterson is the Executive Officer and Assistant PMS for the Bulldog Battalion. He is originally from Columbus, GA. Patterson is married to wife, Saundra A. Patterson who is also an alumnus of Alabama A&M University. Together, they have four children, Timothy J. Patterson II, Tyler M., Tristian J., and Jaxon A. Patterson. He is a 2001 graduate of Morehouse College with a degree in Political Science, and a 2009 graduate of Columbus State University with a master's degree in Public Administration. During college, MAJ Patterson was a drum major. He is also a current member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated; Masonic order (PHA), and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Patterson commissioned into the United States Army on August 6, 2006 as a Quartermaster. His goals for the Battalion include improving recruitment and retention through high school, college and community outreach. His favorite color is black.


CPT Jean’Shay Moore
Assistant Professor of Military Science / Operations

CPT Jean’Shay Moore is originally from Langhorne, PA. She graduated with honors from Savannah State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Military Science. In 2016, she completed her Master of Business Administration with a focus in Logistics at Trident University International. Moore commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer through ROTC.  CPT Moore’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon(1), and the NATO Medal. Her favorite color is red.


CPT Bryan Elliott  
MS I Instructor & Patton Intern

CPT Bryan Elliott was born and raised in Washington State.  From a young age he planned to join the military and originally intended to enlist upon graduating from Ellensburg High School. However, during his junior year, he learned about Army ROTC opportunities and decided to apply for a scholarship. He was ultimately accepted into Central Washington University’s (CWU) ROTC program on a four-year national scholarship. At CWU CPT Elliott studied political science and served as Vice President and President of the Student Government Association. Upon commissioning as an Armor Officer in 2014, he attended Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course in Fort Benning, Georgia. After ABOLC he attended the Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, the Stryker Leaders Course, and the Army Reconnaissance Course.

CPT Elliott returned to Washington to serve as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Squadron Maintenance Officer in 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM.) During his time at JBLM, CPT Elliott’s Brigade was regionally aligned to the Indo-Pacific Command and was responsible for building relationships with partner nations and preparing for contingency operations across the region.

Upon completing his assignment at JBLM, CPT Elliott was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Alabama A&M University. He currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife, Sierra of Poulsbo, Washington. CPT Elliott enjoys hiking, bird hunting, reading, and good movies.


Mr. Mike Manning  

LTC (R) Michael Manning spent 21.5 years as an Army Signal Officer, 2/3 of time was spent overseas; assignments include platoon leader, company executive officer, company commander, battalion & brigade S3, and joint staff officer; education includes BS in Electrical Engineering, Signal Officer Basic and Career Courses, Command and General Staff College, Basic Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, NATO Staff Officer, and Information Operations Officer Courses. His hobbies include tinkering with anything mechanical. His favorite color is plaid (“but I’m not indecisive,” says Manning).