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ROO Mr. Ron Henry


Mr. Ron Henry is the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) for the UNC Army ROTC Program since October 2022.


He retired as a lieutenant colonel from active duty military service, in October 2015, following more than 24 years as an Army Infantry officer.  He held multiple command and staff positions including the professor of military science at Tarleton State University and the Seattle recruiting battalion commander that directed the Army’s recruiting effort in the Pacific Northwest.  He deployed and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.  During his career, his duty locations included Washington, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kansas, New York, Virginia, and Kentucky.  His military awards and decorations include Airborne, Ranger, and the Bronze Star Medal.


After retiring from the Army he moved to Stephenville, TX where he was the Assistant Commandant for the Tarleton State University Corps of Cadets responsible for recruitment, communications, and scholarships.  He later transitioned to be the ROO of the Tarleton Army ROTC program.  During his seven years in Stephenville he was the commander of the local American Legion and president of the Rotary Club.


Mr. Henry is a graduate of Alvarado High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Stephen F. Austin State University.  He earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.  He enlisted in the Army in 1991 as a military intelligence analyst and awarded a commission through Officer Candidate School.  He completed the US Army Command and General Staff College.


He is a native of Alvarado, TX.  He has three adult children.  His son works and lives in Dallas, TX.  One daughter serves in the US Army Reserve in Conroe, TX as an Aviation officer and the other daughter attends Colorado State University.