John Buckley Jr.

Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership


Mr. Buckley serves as the Human Resources Assistant and Adjunct Military Science Instructor of Military Science and Leadership. Mr. Buckley enlisted in the United States Army in 1980 at Springfield Massachusetts where he trained as an Infantryman and graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia.


He has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System for his rank, culminating with the United States Army First Sergeants Course. Further, he is an honor graduate of the US Army Ranger Course and has completed Jumpmaster, Airborne, and Air Assault schools. He holds an Associate of Arts in General Education from Fayetteville College in Fayetteville, NC.


During his 28-year career in the Army, he served in the following organizations: 3-75th Ranger Battalion Fort Benning, GA; 1-22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, NY; 2-187th Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Fort Campbell KY; 5th Ranger Training Brigade, Dahlonega, GA; 1-87th Infantry Regiment and US Army Garrison, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, NY; US Army Cadet Command with duty at the University of Tennessee at Martin.


He retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 but continues to work at UT Martin ROTC as a Department of the Army civilian.


His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd oak leaf cluster); the Army Commendation Medal (5th oak leaf cluster); the Army Achievement Medal (4th oak leaf cluster); the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award); the National Defense Service Medal (with star); the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with star); Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 stars); the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Support Medal; the Humanitarian Service Medal; the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 3); the Army Service Ribbon; the United Nations Somalia Medal; the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal - Saudi Arabia; the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal - Kuwait; the Valorous Unit Award; the Joint Meritorious Unit Award; both the Expert Infantryman and Combat Infantryman Badges; the Senior Parachutist Badge; the Air Assault Badge and the Ranger Tab.


Mr. Buckley is married to the former Barbara McGill of Columbus, Georgia, and together they have two children John and Sarah who have both graduated from UT-Martin.

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