LTC Sherry K. Oehler, professor of military science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will be the guest speaker at the UAPB Veteran’s Day Celebration.


The free, public event will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Building.


UAPB began hosting events in 2016 to honor local veterans and their families.


“Designated as a Gold status Military Friendly campus, UAPB is only one of three schools in the state with that distinction,” according to a news release.


A professor in UAPB’s ROTC program, Oehler has a Master of Military Art and Science degree in Operational Planning from the School of Advanced Miltary Studies (SAMS), a master’s degree in business and organizational security management from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Towson University.


“A Baltimore, Maryland native, LTC Oehler’s assignments include Platoon Leader and Battalion Communications Officer in the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina,” according to the release.


“She served as a Battalion Logistics Officer in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and commanded the Satellite Communications facility at the National Security Agency/NSA, Fort Meade, Maryland. She also served as the Aide de Camp for the Commanding General of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona,” according to the release.


“As a field grade officer, LTC Oehler served as the Operations Officer for the Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade in Bethesda, Maryland, completed a fellowship with RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, and most recently, served as a Program Analyst in the Army G8, Program Analysis and Evaluation Division, at the Pentagon,” according to the release.


The lieutenant colonel completed three combat deployments,providing tactical communications support to the 82d Airborne Division commander and staff in Iraq (2003-2004), led supply, maintenance, transportation and resource management operations for the 54th Signal Battalion in Kuwait (2006-2007), and served as the Chief of Plans and Operations for a Counter Corruption task force in Afghanistan (2012-2013).