Veterans Day

Ivy Brown, Miss Fort Valley State University 2014-15, and the Department of Military Science will host a special program for Veterans Day at 11 a.m., on the campus’ Historic Quadrangle (near Founders Hall).

All military personnel, veterans, including students, faculty, staff and those in the community, are invited to join us.

For more details, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications, (478) 825-6319.

About Our Guest Speaker

Colonel Terry Love is an active duty U.S. Army Operations Research / Systems Analyst currently assigned to the National Capitol Region. COL Love initially served as a Marketing Assessment Analyst for the US Army Marketing and Research Group in Alexandria, Virginia before transitioning to the Pentagon to fulfill his current role as a Strategic Manpower Management Analyst and Integrator for the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Force Management, Manpower, and Resources.

Before relocating to the National Capital Region in June 2012, COL Love was deployed on a 10-month combat tour in Kabul, Afghanistan where he worked as the Chief of the Strategic Communication Assessment Branch, a Strategic Outreach Planner, and as the Reports and Studies Branch Chief within the Afghan Assessment Group on the staff of the 4-Star NATO Commander at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan. Prior to this tour of duty in Afghanistan, COL Love had the privilege of serving as the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at his alma mater, Fort Valley State University, where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the Military Intelligence Corps back in June 1989. As the PMS for the FVSU Wildcat Battalion, he was also in charge of the ROTC program at Albany State University. During his three-year tenure, he commissioned a total of 40 Second Lieutenants from both universities.

COL Love’s 24 years of experience and assignments also include :

• Strategic Planner for US Army Accessions Command, responsible for developing and coordinating strategic concepts, and providing analytical oversight of accessions research and resulting plans and policies that impact marketing, recruiting and training.

• Operations Analyst for the Joint Center for Operational Analysis where he took part in and led operational assessment teams that covered combat operations in Iraq, the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina, and the International Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief effort in Pakistan following the massive earthquake in Oct 2005.

• Assistant Technical Manager for the Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence Support Tools Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration at the Battle Command Battle Lab – Huachuca where he helped oversee the resourcing, development, and testing of several emerging technologies to assist HUMINT and CI Teams in the field – including biometrics capabilities, hand held language translation tools, and inter/intra team mobile communication devices.

• Military Intelligence Company Commander for C Company, 202nd MI (HUMINT) Battalion – Led an interrogation company consisting of Russian, German, Arabic, and Persian Farsi linguists responsible for Enemy Prisoner of War interrogations and high level debriefings in support of the SW Asia Theater of Operations.

• Battalion Counterintelligence Plans and Operations officer; Attack Helicopter Battalion S2 (Intelligence Chief); Divisional Intelligence Staff Officer; and Infantry Brigade Tactical Intelligence Officer.

These assignments involved tours of duty in the Republic of Korea, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Fort Gordon, Georgia, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Virginia, Fort Monroe, Virginia as well as deployments to Iraq and Pakistan.

COL Love graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Fort Valley State University in 1990. He also earned a Masters degree in Operational Art and Science from Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama and recently graduated from the Army War College earning a Master of Strategic Studies degree as part of the Department of Distance Education (July 2014).

His awards and decorations are numerous, both within the Army and through his community service. Of note, the highest military award he has attained is the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan.

COL Love and his wife Bridget have four sons, Brandon, Cameron, Joshua and Christopher, and a daughter, Charmiesha.