Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Teague


Lieutenant Colonel Michael Teague is currently serving as the Professor of the Military Science of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at NC A & T State University in Greensboro, NC. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and its ROTC program.  Before attending University; MAJ Teague served in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Policeman and in Charlie Company, 252nd Armored Battalion, North Carolina National Guard.  He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1999.

LTC Teague’s assignment history is as follows. His first assignment was with Fox Troop (TRP), 2nd Squadron (SQDN), 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) at Fort Carson, CO where he served as a TRP and SQDN Fire Support Officer.  LTC Teague's next assignment was with 1/38Field Artillery (FA) (STRIKE), 2ndInfantry Division (IN DIV) at Camp Stanley, Korea where he served as the Target Acquisition Battery (TAB) Executive Officer and Battalion Adjutant.After Captain’s Career Course, LTC Teague was assigned to the Division Artillery, 10th Mountain Division (MTN) (Light) at Fort Drum, NY as an Assistant Operations Officer (AS3); this included a deployment to Afghanistan.  Next, MAJ Teague was assigned to 4/25 FA (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade (BDE), 10th MTN as the Battalion Intelligence Officer (S2), Battalion AS3 and as the Commander for the Charlie Battery; this also included another deployment to Afghanistan and an individual tour to Iraq with the 11th ACR.  Following command, MAJ Teague served on a Military Transition Team (MiTT) deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of the 3rd SQDN, 3rd ACR.  Upon re-deployment, LTC Teague was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) at Wake Forest University.  After graduating from Command and General Staff College, LTC Teague reported to the Field Artillery SQDN, 2nd Cavalry Regiment at Vilseck, Germany, where he served as the SQDN Operations Officer and Executive Officer, including a deployment to Afghanistan.  LTC Teague reported for duty as the Professor of Military Science for NC A& T ROTC in June 2014. 

LTC Teague is a graduate of Bradley Fire Support Vehicle Course, Joint Firepower Course,Basic and Advanced Field Artillery Officers Courses and the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College. LTC Teague has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in History from Appalachian State University and a Master's of ScienceDegree in Adult Education from Kansas State University. He has the standard awards and decorations expected of an officer with a 20+ year career. 

He is married to Allison Adams Teague of Cary, NC and has three children; Sarah, Jacob and Abigail.


Executive Officer

Captain Nhambure


 CPT Elizabeth S. Nhambure is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of the Military Science of the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. CPT Nhambure received her Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Florida A&M University in 2005 and Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University in 2015. 

In August 1997 CPT Nhambure enlisted in the United States Army as a Veterinary Food inspector Specialist.  After commissioning in 2005 through the Green to Gold Program at Florida A&M University, CPT Nhambure served as a Platoon Leader with the 708th Maintenance Company in Quincy, Florida. The following year, she deployed to Iraq with Delta, 2/124 Infantry Company in support of a Security Force mission.  Later remission, CPT Nhambure served as the Battalion S6 in Camp Bucca, Iraq.  Upon redeployment, she passed her knowledge on to deploying soldiers as an Observer, Controller, Trainer at Task Force Outlaw Detainee Operations at McGregor Range, New Mexico from August 2007 to August 2009.  CPT Nhambure went on to the Signal Officers Advance Course in March 2012, after which, stationed in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  During this time, CPT Nhambure was assigned to Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar as the Direct Signal support Team Officer in Charge where she and her team managed the robust network for Area Support Group, Qatar.  After a successful tenure, CPT Nhambure returned to Kuwait and assumed Command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Signal Brigade from March 2014-June 2015.  Upon return from Kuwait, she was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at North Carolina A&T State University as the Assistant Professor of Military Science.

CPT Nhambure is a graduate of Signal Officer Basic Course 2005 and Signal Officer Advanced Course 2012. She has the awards and decorations of an Officer of 10 years.

She has one son, Eli Alexander Nhambure.


Battalion S3/MSIII Instructor

Captain George 

CPT George, Roy is a native of Brooklyn New York who began his military career by enlisting in the Army in 2005 and serving in the 160th SOAR prior to being commissioned into the Ordnance Corps in 2009 through OCS.

Following his commission, he was assigned to 3/4ID 64 BSB where he served as a Distribution Platoon Leader, Stability Transition Team G$ advisor, Maintenance Control Officer, Security Force assistance Team S4 advisor, and Brigade Ammunition officer. In 2014 CPT George was assigned 4/25th IBCT (ABN) 725 BSB where he served as a Battalion Planner and was tasked to support NATO operation Joint Guardian as the KFOR 19 Material Management Cell OIC. CPT George Commanded the US Army’s historical very 1st Airborne Battalions Forward Support Company at Joint Base Elmondorf-Richardson the 1-501 FSC from August 2015-March 2017. He is currently the MSIII instructor, and S3 for North Carolina A&T University ROTC.

CPT George has served 3 deployments to Iraq, one to Afghanistan, and one to Kosovo. CPT George is a graduate of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Airborne School, and Air Assault School. He holds a Bachelor’s of science in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s in Public Administration.

CPT George’s awards and decorations include: The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge.

MSII Instructor

Major Pridgen

MAJ Walter Pridgen is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Military Science of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at NC A & T State University in Greensboro, NC.  He is a graduate of Old Dominion University and its ROTC program.  Before attending ODU, MAJ Pridgen enlisted in the United States Army in 1995 as a Personnel Information Systems Management Specialist (SIDPERS Analyst) and served with the 10th AG Battalion located at Fort Drum, NY, 38th PSB in Hohenfels Germany and 18th PSB in Fort Bragg, NC.  He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 2002 and was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate.

After completion of the Infantry Officer Basic Course in 2003, MAJ Pridgen was stationed at Fort Stewart, GA where he served as a platoon leader with A Co 1/64 Armor Battalion and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III from 2005-2006.  While at Fort Stewart, he also served as an Executive Officer with A Co Mobilization Hold Battalion (USAG), BN LNO with 3/15 Infantry Battalion, and Network Operations Officer with 2/3 Brigade Troops Battalion.  In 2006, MAJ Pridgen transferred to the United States Army Reserve with 3-312th at Fort Meade, MD.  He was mobilized from 2007-2010 at Fort Dix, NJ and served as the HHC Company Commander from 2008-2009.  While mobilized, he also supported the battalion mission as an Observer/Controller-Trainer (O/C-T), Lanes OIC and BN S-3.  After returning to TPU status, MAJ Pridgen was selected to be the BN S-4.  In 2011, MAJ Pridgen transferred to CECOM and served as an Assistant Operations Officer.  In 2013, he transferred back to 3-312th and served as an OC/T Team OIC until he was selected for an AGR tour with HQ U.S. Army Reserve Command in 2014.

MAJ Pridgen is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Army Ranger School, Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, the Mechanized Leader’s Course, and Logistics Officer Advanced Officer Course.  He has the standard awards and decorations of an officer with over 20 years of military service.

He is married to CPT Yahaira E. Pridgen (USAR).  They have three children, Diana, Maya and Myles.

Mrs. Hawkins

Paige Hawkins, born and raised in North Carolina. Enlisted into the North Carolina Army National Guard in 2012 as a 15P, Aviation Operations Specialist. Later received a full army scholarship to finish up my undergrad at Campbell university.  Graduated and commissioned in May of 2016 from Campbell University. Received my Bachelors degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in terrorism and intelligence studies. Currently branched Military Intelligence, but transitioning to aviation. flight school date pending. I have been working as a contractor with ROTC programs since November of 2016. Hobbies include watching sports, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family.


MSG Jeffrey M. Ciancaglini was born in Syracuse, NY on 23 May 1980 and raised in Geneva, NY. He enlisted in the Army on 20 July 1999 and attended OSUT at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a 13B Cannon Crewmember. MSG Carthon served as a cannoneer number 1 man at FT Lewis, WA at Aplah BTRY 1-37 FA; Gunner Charlie BTRY 2-319TH AFAR, Fort Bragg NC, Howitzer  Section Chief Alpha BTRY 2-319th AFAR Fort Bragg, NC; HHB 2-319th  NC; AMO Instructor USA AAS Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Sergeant Bravo BTRY 1-15 FA Camp Hovey Korea; Platoon Sergeant Charlie BTRY 1-321 AFAR Fort Bragg, NC; Battalion Operation/Master Gunner HHB 1-321 AFAR FORT BRAGG, NC; Platoon Sergeant Charlie BTRY 2-319TH AFAR Fort Bragg NC. He has three deployments to Iraq.

MSG Ciancaglini’s military  education include Unit Prevention Leader, Combat Lifesaver Course, Airborne School, Basic Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, Senior leader’s Course, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Commander’s Safety Course, Sharp Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Battle Staff Course, Air Movement Officer Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials, USAF Airlift Planner Course, Small Arms Master gunner, Auto Air load Planner .

MSG Ciancaglini’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Good Conduct Medal (4th award), Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal , Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with Numeral 2 ,

Honorable Order of Saint Barbara medallion, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Inducted,Master Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Combat Action Badge, Egyptian Parachutist Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge and El Salvador Parachutist Badge.

MSG Oakes

Originally from Tri Cities Washington, MSG Oakes entered the Army from Kennewick Washington in 1997 and attended OSUT at Fort Benning Georgia. Since that time MSG Oakes has held every position in an Infantry Company and Battalion from Rifleman to Operations Sergeant Major. 

Currently: Senior Military Instructor at North Carolina A&T State University. Military assignments include: Delta Company 1-506th; Delta Company 3-327th; Delta Company 1-503rd; Delta and Chaos Companies 3-502nd; Aztec Company 2-23rd; Marksmanship Training Academy I Corps; TRADOC IG; and Combat Company 1-8 CAV.

Deployments include:  Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2010), and three deployments to Korea. 

Education and training include: Primary Leadership Development Course (Warriors Leaders Course); Basic Noncommissioned Officers course (Leadership Award); Maneuver Senior Leaders Course (Leadership Award); Air Assault School; Pathfinder School; Combat Lifesaver Course; First Sergeant/Commanders Course

Awards include: Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC): Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC); Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award); Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Arrowhead Device); Meritorious Unit Citation (2 OLC); Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge,; Order of Saint Maurice.

Master Sergeant Oakes is married to the former Consuelo Flores of Kennewick, Washington and has one son Connor, age 13.


Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Vincent Nicholson


Mr. Vincent Nicholson is currently serving as Recruiter Operation Officer of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Education with a Minor in Entrepreneurship from North Carolina A&T State University.

Mr. Nicholson enlisted in the North Carolina Army National Guard with 113th Finance Detachmentin October 2000 as finance specialist. After return from basic training he was mobilize with his unit to serve with 126th Finance Battalion at Fort Bragg NC from February 2003 –November 2004.  Upon returning to NCA&T he enrolled in Army ROTC received his commission and was assigned as a Platoon Leader to Golf Co 230th BSB, 113thField Artillery Battalion. He attended Quartermaster Officer Basic Course May-August 2007 at Ft Lee; one year after graduating from Quartmaster Officer Basic Course his unit was deployed to Iraq. Upon return from Iraq he was later mobilize as an OC/T Instructor for 2-338th Infantry Regiment at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He is currently serving as the Company Commander for Alpha Co. 230th BSB in Benson North Carolina.


Human Resources Technician/Administration Technician 

Mrs. Elsie Virgil


Mrs. Virgil is currently serving as a Human Resources Assistant of the Military Science of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in History from North Carolina A&T State University in 2007.

Mrs. Virgil is a retired non-commission officer with 22 years of service in the United States Army.  After her retirement from the military in 1998, Mrs. Virgil was employed at North Carolina A&T State University with Academic Affairs as Processing Assistant III. She resigned from North Carolina A&T State University.  In 2004, Mrs. Virgil was assigned to Fourth Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina with duties at North Carolina A&T State University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps until present.

She is married to Donnie Virgil, Raeford, North Carolina and has four children; Rojan, Sharonda , Donnie Jr. and Dekia.


Supply Technician

Mr. Willie Sprinkle


Mr. Willie J. Sprinkle currently is the Logistics Technician at the Military Science of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.

Mr. Sprinkle is a retired senior Non commission officer with 22 years of service in the United States Army Medical Logistics Services,during his time in the United States Army. Mr. Sprinkle was assigned to many leadership position, ASMB NCO, PLT SGT,Master Fitness Instructor, Medical Logistics OIP Inspector, S3, S4,Special Forces Medical Logistics Instructorand 1SG and holds the EFMB, Air Assault ,Airborne Badges, along with many deployments around the world. Mr. Sprinkle, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Management from the City College of Chicago in 2000, and retired from the United States Army Fort Bragg Special Forces SWC in 2003. After retirement Mr. Sprinkle, worked on Fort Bragg as 7thTransportation Battalion Logistical Liaison, Dewitt Community Army Hospital Clinical Engineering Branch 2005, Widener University ROTC 2007, Virginia State Un ROTC 2009, N.C. A & T State Un ROTC presently

Mr. Sprinkle has a son Wesley, college student athlete, daughter Alexandria High School athlete