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LTC Richard K. Showalter
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Professor of Military Science (PMS)

Department Head

Basic Branch: Field Artillery


James Madison University

Department of Military Science 

LTC Showalter was commissioned through Army ROTC in MAY 1997 from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, a Master of Science in Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (JAN 2010) and a Master of Military Arts and Science in Theater Operations from the US Army Command and General Staff School (May 2011). His Military Education includes: Airborne, Air Assault, Field Artillery Basic and Captains Career Courses, Combined Arms and Staff Service School, Intermediate Level Education, and the School of Advanced Military Studies.
LTC Showalter arrived to James Madison University on 24 July 2013. Prior to this assignment he served as the V Corps Chief of Plans in Wiesbaden Germany and in Kabul , Afghanistan from June 2011 to July 2013. He also served at 3-340 IN Training Support Battalion as the Battalion S3 and XO at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin from DEC 2007 to JUN 2009; 3rd Bn 16 FA, 2 BDE, 4th ID as the A Battery Commander ( JUL 2004 to DEC 2007) and the TF 1-67 AR Fire Support Officer (JUL 2003 – JUL 2004) at Fort Hood, Texas and Iraq; 4th ID Division Artillery as the Assistant DIVARTY S3 and Battle Captain at Fort Hood, Texas and Iraq. As a Lieutenant,  he served at Fort Wainwright, Alaska in the 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery as a Company Fire Support Officer, Recon and Survey Officer, Battery Operations Officer, Fire Direction Officer and Assistant Brigade Plans Officer.
LTC Showalter’s awards include Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.