Cadre of the Patriot Battalion
The Military Science Department, while a full academic department within George Mason University, is actually staffed by members of the Regular Army, National Guard and a few outstanding civilians. Working together, they provide a unique educational experience during your college education. There are over a dozen military and civilian personnel teaching or supporting the ROTC program both at George Mason University and at the University of Mary Washington. All are willing to assist students in any way they can, and provide an additional avenue of advice and counsel. Please contact 703-993-2706 for assistance.
PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE: LTC Paul Kremer
After being commissioned a second lieutenant in 1995, LTC Kremer served as a platoon leader, support platoon leader, assault and obstacle platoon leader, and company executive officer in the 168th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. He then commanded the 887th Engineer Company at Fort Campbell, Kentucky while serving in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to include deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom I.
After command, LTC Kremer served at the U.S. Army Engineer School for three years as a small group leader and then as the Chief of the General Engineering Division.
Upon graduation from the Command And General Staff College he moved to Fort Drum, New York serving in the 10th Mountain Division as the Deputy Division Engineer. During this time he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq leading the construction of base camps in the southern half of the country. In late 2008, he became the Operations Officer, and subsequently the Battalion Executive Officer of the 7th Engineer Battalion.
In 2010, he assumed duties as the Professor of Military Science at George Mason University.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College with a double major in Computer Information Systems/Business Administration, and a master’s degree from Webster’s University with a double major in Public Administration/Human Resources Development.
SENIOR MILITARY INSTRUCTOR: MSG Charles Burrow
MSG Burrow entered the United States Army in June of 1991 at Fort Jackson, SC. MSG Burrow has served in a variety of duty positions which include: Small Arms Section Chief at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Anti-Armor Squad Leader, Anti Armor Section Leader, Team Leader, Squad Leader, all at 3/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant in 3rd Battalion 34th Infantry Regiment, Platoon Sergeant in 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5th Stryker BDE, Rifle Company First Sergeant in 1-17 Infantry Battalion, 5th Stryker BDE, and HHC First Sergeant in 1-17 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker BDE.
He has two tours of combat in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
His military education includes Warrior Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course and Senior Leader’s Course. Additionally he is a graduate of the Ranger Course, Pathfinder Course, Jumpmaster Course and basic Airborne school.
MSG Burrow holds an Associate degree in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Major Kevin J. Fromm
Major Fromm earned his commission through the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a double Minor Degree in International and Leadership Studies. While at VMI, he began his military service with the Virginia Army National Guard and served with Bravo Company and later HHC of 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division. Upon graduation from VMI in May 2001, MAJ Fromm attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, OK.
After graduating from FAOBC, he reported to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (M109A6 – Paladin) in Baumholder, Germany. During this time he served as a Company Fire Support Officer, Platoon Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and Battalion Ammunition Officer. While assigned to 4-27 FA he served for 15 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom from May 2003 through July 2004.
Following service in Iraq and Germany, MAJ Fromm returned to Fort Sill, OK to attend the Field Artillery Captains Career Course. Upon graduation he proceeded to Fort Benning, GA for Airborne School followed by his assignment to 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (M142 – HIMARS) at Fort Bragg, NC where he served as Battalion Assistant Operations Officer.
After serving at Fort Bragg for one year, MAJ Fromm volunteered for a Brigade tasked assignment to Operation Enduring Freedom where he served with an Embedded Training Team that was responsible for advising, assisting, and conducting combat operations with a Light Infantry Battalion of the Afghan National Army.
Following his tour in Afghanistan he returned to 3-27 FA where he served as Battalion S3 before taking command of Charlie Battery. MAJ Fromm commanded C Battery for 19 months to include deployment to Afghanistan in support of Joint and Special Operations Forces.
Following command at Ft. Bragg, MAJ Fromm reported to the Patriot Battalion at George Mason University Army ROTC in July 2010.