Dennis Clagg is inducted into the OSU Army ROTC Hall of Fame for his long, dedicated, superior service to the Buckeye Battalion.
According to LTC Farrell Duncombe II, Professor of Military Science and Leadership, “Mr. Clagg’s contribution to this battalion has been superb. Due to his longevity and experience within the battalion, and the university, he is able to provide my staff and me with various methods of accomplishing the tasks. Moreover, his recommendations usually produce a more effective and efficient way of completing the task.”
Mr. Clagg is a 1971 graduate of Johnstown Monroe High School and a 1976 graduate of Franklin University with an Associate degree in Business Management. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Clagg served as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist from 1971-74. His 32-year career in federal civilian service began as a Manhour/Production Analyst at the Defense Construction Supply Center, now Defense Supply Center Columbus, from 1974-79.
For a seven-year period from 1978-85,he worked as Production Manager and in research and development for Process Bonding,Inc.
Since 1985, Mr. Clagg has served the Buckeye Battalion as Logistics/Resource Management Specialist where he accounts for and manages all federal funds for the Buckeye Battalion. In this role, he interacts regularly with cadets, especially those with logistics responsibilities to coordinate supply operations for field training exercises and other training activities. Here he teaches accountability in a training situation. While he coaches the cadets for success, “This is the place for them to make mistakes, before they find themselves in a real wor:ld situation”, he says. He helps the cadets understand that it may be time consuming to do things right, but it pays off in the end.
Also, Mr. Clagg has worked from 1996 to present as a Sterilization Lab Specialist for Steris lsomedix,an irradiation steril1zation firm in Groveport.
Mr.Clagg is the father of six boys, ages 40 to 17: Bryan, Shane,Ty, Thomas, Douglas and Nicholas. He’s currently mastering the art of being a single parent of an active 17-yea r old.
His hobbies include hunting (turkey and deer) and, especially,supporting youth sports as a coach and booster. Mr. Clagg has coached baseball for ages 5 through junior high, serving as an assistant coach at Reynoldsburg Middle School. He has also coached football and basketball and is active in the youth sports booster organization at Pickerington North High School.