The Ohio State Army ROTC Alumni Society is pleased to announce its slate of inductees for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class.
Brigadier General Robin C. Timmons
The Ohio State University Class of 1972
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Robin Timmons has led large organizations in both a military and civilian career. He is truly a great example of a civilian-soldier; balancing two successful careers, family and outside organizations simultaneously. His outstanding leadership qualities ensured his success in both his military and civilian careers. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Timmons commanded for 11 continuous years; from the Battalion to Group to Brigade level of commands. The Air Defense Battalion and Engineer Group he commanded were designated as Contingency Force Pool (CFP) units which demanded the highest levels of readiness and would be the first units mobilized. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Timmons ensured the readiness standards were met or exceeded within these units. As the Commander, 16th Engineer Brigade, he was the first General Officer to be mobilized in the Ohio Army National Guard since World War II. His command, 16th Engineer Brigade, was mobilized for Iraqi Freedom from September 2005 to November 2006. During this deployment he was in support of the 4th Infantry Division, commanded over 1,500 Soldiers (mostly active duty) and was responsible for over 7,150 square miles of terrain. His command was responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment within the area of operation. The mission of the Brigade was to conduct route clearances and construction. Over 1,110 route clearance missions were conducted with 12,491 interrogations with 311 mines and 74,289 kilometers of road cleared. The route clearance mission saved untold lives of American Soldiers deployed in his area of operation. His Brigade also conducted various horizontal and vertical missions within his Area of Operation that included Troop Medical Clinics, Forward Operating Bases, Patrol Bases and road improvements. His Brigade was also responsible for the training of the 6th Iraqi Engineer Battalion that included a shadow program, equipment operator school, route clearance operations, and assisting with construction projects. Lastly, his command operated a Class IV yard (construction material) that was responsible for supporting any unit in his area with such items as sandbags, various types of wire, barriers, construction material (plywood, nails, aggregate).
In his civilian career he rose from Branch Manager to one of the top positions within Farm Credit of Mid-America as an Area Vice President He held the most demanding positions within Farm Credit of Mid-America while simultaneously commanding for over 11 years in the Ohio Army National Guard.
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Hulslander, Jr.
The Ohio State University Class of 1965
Born July 28th, 1943 in Newport, RI the son of a career Army officer who served in the Pacific during WWII, LTC Hulslander spent his childhood at various military installations on the east coast and in Yokahoma, Japan. After he moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1957, he graduated Columbus North High School in 1961 and entered The Ohio State University. He earned a BA degree in psychology in 1965. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in the regular Army. He later earned an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, NJ.
LTC Hulslander’s military career spanned 14 years on active duty and another 14 years in the Army Reserve. It included two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam and service in the Federal Republic of Germany. He commanded Field Artillery Batteries in the 2d Armored Division at Ft. Hood, TX; the 23d Artillery Group in Vietnam; and the 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, KS. This included command of the prestigious Battery D, 1st Battalion 5th Artillery formed by Alexander Hamilton March 1st, 1776 and on continuous active duty ever since. His assignments also included service as a Platoon Commander and Operations Officer in a Pershing missile battalion in Germany; District Advisor in Vietnam, and Nuclear Plans and Operations Officer at 5th Army HQ, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. His reserve duty included a mobilization designee assignment as Nuclear Surety Officer at Ft. Sill, OK and Chief, Field Artillery Evaluation Team, 78th Maneuver Training Command, Ft. Dix, NJ.
His military education included the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Nuclear and Chemical Target Analyst course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with 7 campaign stars, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross (unit award), Vietnamese Civic Action Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Aircraft Crewman Badge.
After leaving active duty in 1980, LTC Hulslander was employed by Unisys Corp. where he worked for 26 years as a Project Manager and Program Control Manager.
He was married to Susan Bartz of Toledo in 1965. They have three children and five grandchildren. They are retired near Columbus where he serves as treasurer of his condominium association and President of The Ohio State University Army ROTC Alumni Society.