Distinguished Graduate, Lt. Col. Maurice Green to Keynote ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Alumnus and distinguished graduate of SC State, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Maurice “Moe” Green, will serve as the keynote speaker for the ROTC fall commissioning ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on campus.


mauricegreenThe students, who will receive their commissions as officers, have made a commitment to serve our nation with integrity, courage and perseverance. The honorees are:


Nicholas Blackshear, from Newport News, Virginia, will be earning a degree in criminal justice. He will be commissioned into active duty and will serve in the Infantry branch.


Roderick Britt, from St. George, South Carolina, will earn a degree in biology and will be commissioned into active duty. He will serve in the Infantry branch.


Ashante Finnie is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She will earn a degree in chemistry and will be commissioned into active duty. She will serve in the Adjutant General Corps.


Green hails from Timmonsville, South Carolina and entered the U.S. Army in 2002 after being commissioned at SC State as an Air Defense Artillery officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice at SC State and also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts in business and organizational security management from Webster University and a Master of Management in human resource management from the University of Phoenix.


Green entered active duty after Sept. 11, while the U.S. was preparing for war in Iraq. He is an accomplished military police officer with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with humanitarian assistance experience in Haiti.


Over his 16-year career, he gained practical experience in combat operations, law enforcement, police development, rule of law and governance. His experiences are shaped by service in company, battalion, division, corps, joint/combined and Department of the Army level staff positions. He is a proven peacetime and wartime problem solver with a record for producing excellence.


In his most recent operational assignment, he served as the Battalion Operations officer for the 91st Military Police Battalion in Fort Drum, New York. In 2015, Green was selected as the U.S. Army Fellow to the International Association of Chiefs of Police and assumed duties in the Center for Police Leadership and Training as a National Instructor of Leadership.


Upon completion of his duties as a fellow, Green was assigned to the Office of the Provost Marshall General inside the Pentagon.


He currently serves as the deputy brigade commander for the 16th Military Police Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


For more information about the commissioning ceremony, contact retired Lt. Col. Anthony Watson at (803) 533- 3604 or awatso9@scsu.edu.