Military Student Advocates (MSA)

Matthew Smith

Hunter was born and raised in Blairsville, Georgia. He graduated from Mountain Area Christian Academy in 2013 and enlisted in the U.S Army Reserves on April 15, 2013 as a 74D (CBRN Specialist).

After completing Basic Training and graduating from the Army Chemical School, he was assigned to the Mounted Reconnaissance Platoon of the 366th CBRN Co in Savannah Georgia. In March of 2014 Hunter was ordered to Fort Stewart with his Recon Platoon to field and train on the Stryker NBCRV reconnaissance vehicle; the 366th being the first Army Reserve unit to receive the vehicle. Hunter enrolled at Georgia Southern in the fall of 2014 as a Middle Grades Education Major, but in March of 2015 his Reserve unit was called up in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his tour Hunter and the 366th CBRN Co advised and assisted local as well as coalition troops all over the Middle East including, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Hunter’s military awards and achievements include the Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Army Service Ribbon.

After returning from deployment Hunter resumed his college career at Georgia Southern in the fall of 2016 and is currently a Junior Middle Grades Education major who plans to graduate in the spring of 2019.

Woo Jung

Woo (Kyle) Jung was born in South Korea but moved to Glenview, Illinois when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Glenbrook South High School in 2011 and attended Oakton Community College until 2012 before enlisting in the Army as a Water Treatment Specialist. After completion of his training, Woo was assigned to 2nd Infantry Division in Camp Casey, South Korea. After completion of his 1-year assignment, he received his orders to be assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in Hunter Army Airfield. During his time at Hunter Army Airfield, he served as a member in a squad of “Water Dawgs” and the unit armorer.

His awards include the Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and Army Good Conduct Medal.

In 2016, Woo was awarded Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket ROTC Scholarship where he now attends Georgia Southern University to pursue his degree in Computer Science. He will earn his degree and commission as a Second Lieutenant in May of 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Fox

Victoria was born in Columbus Georgia, and lived in both Macon and Effingham growing up. She graduated from South Effingham High in 2015 and enrolled at Georgia Southern in the fall of the same year. She would take a semester off the next year to complete basic training and AIT graduating with honors. She enlisted in the National Guard as a 13B (Cannon Crewmember) in April of 2016.

Victoria is a Sophomore Economics major, and also the first female Cannon Crewmember in her unit’s history. She currently drills out of 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Springfield Georgia. Her awards and honors includes the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Ribbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adeola Folami

Adeola Folami is 25 years old from Brooklyn, Ny. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 31B Military Policeman in November 2011, graduating One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in April 2012. He was first assigned to the 23d Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade in Fort Drum, NY. While stationed in Fort Drum he served as a gunner, driver, team leader, and deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIII-XIV from December 2013 – September 2014.

Upon returning to Fort Drum, he was reassigned to Torii Station, Okinawa 10th Regional Support Group (RSG). While stationed in Okinawa, he served as the professional development NCO, training NCO, unit prevention leader NCO, and physical security NCO. He is married to Taishei Folami of five years, and have two children Kareem and Jordynn. He was discharged from the Active Duty Army in July 2017 to further his civilian education. Currently, he is a Georgia Southern University ROTC Cadet on scholarship to earn his degree in Marketing. Upon completion of his degree he will commission in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

His military decorations include the Air Assault Badge, Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (4 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), seven Certificates of Achievement, and the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Bronze).

Last updated: 1/2/2018

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