Skyline Army JROTC - Coyote Battalion!
Colonel (Ret.) Geoff Stevens & Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Tim Simmons

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Colonel (R) Geoffrey Stevens

JROTC Army Officer

Skyline High School
2016- Present
Colonel (R) Geoffrey Stevens

Colonel (retired) Geoffrey D. Stevens has served as the Senior Army Instructor at Skyline High School’s Army JROTC Program in Mesa, Arizona since December 2015. He retired from the Army in Hawaii after 26 years of service. He is an experienced practitioner of leadership and national security, specializing in the fields of explosive ordnance disposal, counter-improvised explosive device operations, and joint and interagency operations. His experience includes command during combat at the battalion level; a joint assignment on the US Northern Command staff; multiple combat deployments, including Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Desert Storm; multiple interagency operations in support of civil authorities, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita, President Gerald Ford’s State Funeral, numerous space shuttle launches, and multiple responses to incidents of recovered explosive ordnance and improvised explosive devices across the western US; and overseas operational assignments in Korea and Germany. Prior to retirement from the Army, Stevens served as the senior advisor to the U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General for security of army forces and operations in the Pacific region, where he managed ten separate security-related programs and conducted assessments to ensure regulatory and policy compliance. There he also directed strategic protection planning and development of security-related partnership strategy with key allies and partner nations throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Stevens also served as the Deputy Commander of the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in Colorado, where he ran the headquarters that oversaw the operations and deployment preparation of all Army explosive ordnance disposal forces in the western US. Before that assignment, he commanded the 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in Texas for two years, where he deployed to Iraq from February 2009 until February 2010 in support of the 1st Cavalry Division and led the counter-IED fight in Baghdad, while also supporting the establishment of a capable Iraqi counter-IED capability. Stevens received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Norwich University and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and was an Army War College Fellow at Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism from 2011 to 2012. Email: gdstevens@mpsaz.org Phone: 480-472-9648 [More...]

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SFC (R) Timothy Simmons

JROTC Army NCO

Skyline High School
2013-Present
SFC (R) Timothy Simmons

Email: tdsimmons@mpsaz.org Phone: 480-472-9571 -- I grew up in the Chicago area before joining the army in 1986. I spent twenty years on active duty as a tanker. I was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas, Fort Hood Texas, Fort Polk Louisiana, and Korea. After my military service, I became a JROTC instructor in Laredo Texas for one and half years, then moved to Arizona and worked in Globe Arizona for three and half years. [More...]

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