LTC Todd Hourihan - Professor of Military Science

LTC Todd Hourihan, a native of Syracuse, New York, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and from Central Michigan University in 2007 with a Master's of Science in Leadership and Management. His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, the Signal Officers Advance Course, Combined Armed Services Staff School course, Combat Leaders Course (CLC), and Command and General Staff College (ILE).

LTC Hourihan entered active duty in May 1994 as a Signal Corps Officer, and was assigned as a Platoon Leader to 552 SIG Co, 41st Signal Battalion in Korea. Upon completion of this assignment in Korea LTC Hourihan served as Platoon Leader and Company XO in 50th Signal Battalion and Battalion Signal Officer for 1-325th 2BDE, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then served in Sinai, Egypt as Task Force Signal Officer for the Multinational Force and Observers, Battalion Signal Officer for 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, Division Artillery Signal officer, and then Company Commander of Bravo Company, 125th Signal Battalion in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He then deployed to Baghdad, Iraq to serve as Deputy Operations Officer for Coalition Joint Task Force 7 (CJTF-7), followed by Operations Officer and Senior Exercise Control Chief (EXCON) for Operation Group Alpha, Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) FT Leavenworth, Kansas, and Commander SATCOM Special Installation and C CO, 302d Signal BN, Camp Roberts, CA. His last assignment prior to coming to NAU was as Instructor in the Department of Tactics at the United States Army Command and General Staff College (ILE), Fort Leavenworth, KS.

LTC Hourihan's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1SS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas, Service Ribbon (numeral 2), Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award (2OLC), Saint Barbara's Medal, Bronze Order of Mercury, German Efficiency Badge (Bronze Order), Air Assault Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.