Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5249 USA
Major Jeff Hoose, assistant professor of military sciences and leadership at Western Michigan University, is a former special forces enlisted soldier who was commissioned through Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga. Hoose hails from Northville, Mich., and was born in Big Rapids, Mich.
His previous assignments include: Joint Visitor Bureau OIC, 46th Military Police Command, Michigan National Guard (Afghanistan deployment); commander of 1433rd Engineer Company (Sapper), Michigan Army National Guard; civil affairs team leader, 415th CA BN (Kosovo and Iraq deployments); Army forces executive officer, SOTO CANO Air Base, Honduras; combat engineer executive officer, HSC/52 ECB(H); equipment platoon leader, special forces senior engineer sergeant, ODA 2081/B/3/20th SFG(A) (Iraq deployment); and special forces junior engineer sergeant, ODA 1232/C/1/12th SFG(A). Hoose has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo in numerous capacities.
Hoose's military education includes Command and General Staff College, Civil Affairs Officer Advance Course, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Special Forces Engineer Sergeant Course, Russian Language School, Airborne School, and Air Assault School.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device and three oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal with a gold star, Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral "2", Army Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, NATO Medal with numeral "2", Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Basic Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Egyptian Parachute Badge, and German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.