• About Me

    MAJOR (RETIRED) RODNEY WALLACE, DHA                                                                


    Highly motivated, results-oriented, goal-driven Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Senior Army Instructor with proven teaching experience in the delivery of high quality instruction to high school students. A licensed JROTC Instructor with extensive experience in leading, guiding, teaching, and motivating others to achieve excellence. Proven ability to improve and manage an organization’s budget, personnel and resources utilizing a professional business approach.

    Key Strengths and Competencies

    • Dynamic leader with lead by example philosophy
    • Successfully leads and manages over 100 personnel
    • Ability to create business relationships within in the community
    • Accomplished instructor and trainer
    • Outstanding planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to motivate students and delegate tasks

    Qualification Highlights

    • State of North Carolina, Licensed JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI)
    • Over fifteen years of successful leadership and management experience
    • Four plus years of experience as Assistant Nursing Home Administrator
    • Over fourteen years teaching experience in postsecondary and secondary schools
    • Honorable twenty-year military service career in Chemical Disaster Preparedness and Planning

    Employment History:

    SIMON G. ATKINS ACADEMIC AND TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL, Winston Salem, NC                                                        

    August 2005 – Present, Department Chairperson / Senior Army Instructor (SAI)

    Department Chairperson of a United States Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program comprised of over 100 high school cadet personnel. Leads, supervise, teach, train and coach high school cadet students on various academic and military leadership subjects. Responsible for the morale, discipline and professional development of 144 enrolled Army JROTC cadets. Supervises 3 cadet commanders and 10 staff leaders

    • Organizes and manages JROTC fundraiser projects to raise funds to support events each school year
    • Manages numerous Community Service projects to consistently maintain positive influence within the community; won numerous JROTC competition awards for outstanding unit performance
    • Manages all financial and budget reporting within the program
    • Awarded the Commander’s Public Service Award for outstanding JROTC public service.
    • Coaches three different JROTC extracurricular activity teams (Rifle, JLAB Leadership and Academic Teams) and achieved numerous competition awards of excellence  


    LUTHERAN SERVICES CAROLINAS (LSC), Salisbury, NC (Part Time – Summer)                                                                                         July 2009 – May 2013, Assistant Administrator, Trinity Village, Hickory, NC                                    June 2013 – October 2014, Disaster Response Coordinator, LSC Corporate Office, Salisbury, NC

    Managed and operated a 120-bed, Skill Nursing Facility (SNF) and 75-bed, Assisted Living (AL), non-profit facility with a multimillion dollar annual operating budget and comprised of 150 employees. Supervised 12 department managers. Facilitated a 10-member Lutheran Disaster Coalition Committee (LDCC); Advised the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other corporate executives on disaster planning

    • Organized, planned, developed and assisted in managing the Lutheran Disaster Response Plan
    • Lead and facilitated Disaster Committee meetings to direct planning activities
    • Prepared facility disaster plan projects to communicate information and coordinate assets

    Military Service                                                                                                                   

    UNITED STATES ARMY RETIRED (Rank: Major), July 1985– September 2005, Honorable Discharge

    • Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, 2003-2005, Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (SROTC), 2001-2003
    • Served as an Active Duty United States Army Chemical Officer in various Army units.
    • Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding SROTC instructor performance


    Doctor of Health Administration                  CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Mount Pleasant, Michigan                                                          

    Master of Science in Administration            CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Mount Pleasant, Michigan                                                  

    Bachelor of Science in Finance                   NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY, Greensboro, North Carolina                                                                                                                                                                            

    License & Certification                                                    

    Licensed JROTC Instructor                          NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Raleigh, North Carolina                    

    Licensed Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Activity Bus)                 NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, Raleigh, North Carolina                         Licensed Nursing Home Administrator                                            NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF EXAMINERS, Raleigh, North Carolina                                                                     

    Professional Organizations & Affiliation

    Member, North Carolina Volunteer Organizations of Active Disasters (NCVOAD)                                                            Member, North Association of Educators (NCAE)

    Major (Ret) Rodney Wallace, DHA