Army ROTC Leadership
LTC Glen Renfree, USA
Professor of Military Science
MARION MILITARY INSTITUTE
LTC Glen D. Renfree was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at New Mexico Military Institute on 11 May 1997, where he received his Associates degree in Liberal Arts.
After commissioning, LTC Renfree performed duties as Fire Direction Officer and Platoon Leader in B/3-133FA (Texas Army National Guard) until 2000.
Upon completion of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course in 2001, LTC Renfree was assigned to 1-78FA at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he served as a Firing Battery Executive Officer and Battalion S3. In 2003, LTC Renfree took command of A/1-79FA and implemented a Warrior Ethos pilot program for Basic Combat Training. Upon relinquishing command, he attended the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course (FACCC) in 2004. After FACCC, he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Artillery as the DIVARTY Senior Liaison Officer to the Third Republic of Korea Army. LTC Renfree returned to Fort Sill in 2006 and deployed for 14 months with III Corps’ Joint Fires Cell to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as a Force Field Artillery Battle Captain. Upon redeployment, he transferred to 2-2FA and served as HHS Battery Commander and Battalion S3. In 2010, LTC Renfree relocated again to Korea to serve as a Current Operations Battle Major for 8th Army and Fire Support Officer for 1HBCT/2ID. After resident attendance at the Army Command and General Staff Officer Course in 2013, LTC Renfree performed duties as Battalion Executive Officer for 3-393FA and Brigade Executive Officer for 166th Aviation Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. LTC Renfree qualified as an AFPAK Hand Dari speaker and served as an Action Officer in the Operations Directorate of HQDA G-3/5/7. He then deployed as an Advisor to the Afghan Special Operations Directorate with NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan from 2017-2018. Upon redeployment, he attended the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. LTC Renfree currently serves as the Professor of Military Science at Marion Military Institute in Alabama.
LTC Renfree has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics from Texas Tech University, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership Studies from Liberty University, and Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, Officer Basic Course, and Joint Firepower Course. His awards include: The Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Additionally, he is an Army Staff Badge holder and recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
LTC Renfree is married to the former Jennifer Claunch of Deer Park, Texas and they have three children, Michael (12) and Matthew “Matty” (8) and Megan (6).
SGM Deondre Long, USA
Chief Military Science Instructor
MARION MILITARY INSTITUTE
SGM Long was born in Galveston, Texas on April 17, 1980. He graduated from Texas City High School in Texas City, Texas in 1998.
SGM Long entered into military service at Fort Knox, Kentucky in September 1998 where he attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT); upon completion of OSUT he was awarded the MOS 19D, Cavalry Scout.
SGM Long’s duty stations include E Troop 1st Cav Sep, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Comanche 4/7 Cav, Camp Garry Owen, South Korea; HHC 1st ID, Wurzburg, Germany; HHT 2/16 Cav, Fort Knox, Kentucky; B Troop 5/4 Cav, Fort Riley, Kansas; Comanche 4/7 Cav and HHC BDE 1ABCT, Camp Hovey, South Korea; B HHBN, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. He’s served as a 1SG in A 3/47 In, Fort Benning, Georgia, D 1-81 AR, Fort Benning, Georgia, A Co 1-81 AR, and HHC BDE 194th AR BDE, Fort Benning, Georgia. SGM Long served as a Senior Cavalry OC/T and Operations Sergeant for 1-305th IN, Camp Shelby, MS; attended Sergeant’s Major Academy; served as the Operations Sergeant Major for 1-6 IN, Fort Bliss, Texas and is currently the Chief Military Science Instructor for Marion Military Institute (ROTC) in Marion, Alabama. He has deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 03-04, OIF 08-09, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan for OIR/ORR 17-18. His duty positions have consisted of Driver, Gunner, Ops Assistant, G3 Plans NCOIC, Retention NCO, Instructor/Writer, Senior Training Management NCO, Resilience Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, OC/T, Operations Sergeant Major. He has performed duties as a Unit Prevention Leader (UPL), Equal Opportunity Leader (EOL), Resilience Trainer, SHARP NCO, and Army Recruiter.
SGM Long’s accomplishments include The Order of St. George Medallion, The Order of St Maurice Medallion, and Excellence in Armor awardee. He is also the recipient of the Commandant’s List during WLC, SLC, and Battle Staff Course. He received the Physical Fitness Award for WLC, ALC, and SLC. He also received the Bronze Schutzenschnur qualification Medal while stationed in Germany.
SGM Long’s awards and decorations include the BSM (1OLC), MSM (3OLC), ARCOM (4OLC), AAM (7OLC), AGCM (6th award), NDSM (with BS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4CS), GWOT-S, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Military Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM), Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon (6).
SGM Long’s civilian education includes a Master’s in Business Administration (2018), a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (2014), and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (2013), all from the University of Maryland University College. SGM Long earned his Barber’s license in 2014. His military education includes the Warrior Leader Course (WLC), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), Senior Leader Course (SLC), Commanders and First Sergeant Course, USASMA Class 67, Army Recruiter Course, Equal Opportunity Leader (EOL), Master Resilience Course (MRT) & Level 2 Facilitator Course, Basic Instructor Course, Air Assault Course, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program (SHARP), Short Range Marksmanship Course, Recruiter Course, Cavalry Leaders Course, Battle Staff and Observer Controller/Training OC/T.
SGM Long is currently married to the former Evelyn Thomas-Long, and they have two children, Tyler and Jayden.