MAJ Ken Maykowski ’90
MAJ Ken Maykowski was commissioned in 1970 and joined active duty first serving as a tank platoon leader and then as a Combat Support Company Commander. In 1974, he joined the Ohio Army National Guard where he held a variety of roles until transitioning to the US Army Reserve Command in St. Louis from 1985-1987. For the balance of his career, starting in 1987, he served in the 123d Reserve Command out of Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1991-1992, he commanded a finance company while deployed to Saudi Arabia. MAJ Maykowski retired in 1993.
In 1987, Ken Maykowski joined the AROTC Alumni Society, one year after the Society’s formation, and maintains the longest continuous service of anyone on the Society’s board of directors – 35 years.
He has served proficiently and faithfully as treasurer for 29 years, only interrupted by one year of civilian service in Iraq. In his many years of service to the Society, Ken has contributed both ‘institutional memory’ and a forward vision. Ken’s expertise and experience as a certified public accountant would often become evident as he would “reiterate” the financial (solvency) position when required during board discussions. In addition to his constant oversight of funds and timely paying of bills—and in some years handling over 200 checks—Ken routinely completed all forms and financial reports required by the OSU Alumni Association and the IRS (990-N).
For over 30 years, Ken has generously sponsored cadets’ attendance at Hall of Fame dinners, Senior Breakfast, Military Ball, and alumni tailgates to various athletic events (football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s hockey, and wrestling). In 2016 Ken received the OSU Alumni Societies Leadership Award for his service as treasurer and other support to the Society. Ken is married to Sharon and has one son, three daughters, 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Colonel Roger Glenn, ’89
Colonel (R) Glenn was a Distinguished Military and Graduate of the Class of 1989. His career spanned over 31 years, including 16+ years of active duty service most of which was served while a United States Army Reservist. His assignments included a four year assignment to United States Central Command as a Division Chief, a five year assignment to the Defense Forensic Science Center as the Deputy Director and Operations Officer, battalion command of the 391st Military Police Battalion which included a 9-month assignment to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and a one-year deployment as a Force Protection Officer for a 4th Infantry Division Military Transition Team in Taji, Al Asad and Baghdad, Iraq. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and numerous Army Commendation and Achievement Medals. He is a graduate of the 2018 United States Army War College.
Colonel Glenn began his military career as an alternate entry cadet and was commissioned at Ft. Lewis, Washington in July of 1989 after graduating Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He began his career in the North Carolina Army National Guard after completing his Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in October of 1991. He later transitioned to the United States Army Reserve, and branch transferred to the Military Police Corps. Degenerative disc disease forced him into retirement in the fall of 2020 and he now lives in Rabun County (North), Georgia with his wife Laura. Roger and Laura have six children, and three grandchildren. They are both Realtors. He is a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association travel back to Columbus when possible.
Roger grew up in Springfield, Ohio and is the son of the deceased James Glenn, a Korean War veteran.