COL Samuel E. Licorish, Jr., USA (RET)

JROTC Senior Army Instructor

  • COL (Ret) Samuel E. Licorish, Jr:

    Present Assignment:                     

    R. J. Reynolds High School
    Senior Army Instructor
    301 Hawthorne Road,
    Winston-Salem, NC 27104
    (336) 703-4156 (Work)

    Source and Date of Commission:    Virginia State University 17 May 1986

    Total Years of Service:

    Accomplished joint-level planner with a proven ability to develop and implement whole of government and multinational strategic concepts. Qualifications include 30 years of experience in interagency programs, international relations and military operations. Master is in adult-secondary education and my multi-disciplines include: Infantry, Quartermaster, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs.

    Core Competencies:

    Strategic Focus

    Leadership and Management



    Frame Complex


    Technical Competence

    Critical Thinking


    Cross Cultural Communications

    Last Duty Assignment:

    Director/Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG)/Colonel
    United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command - (Airborne) (USACAPOC - (A)), Headquarters,


    KNOWLEDGE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND GOAL SETTING. Direct strategic level planning, programs and resources to a multi-discipline working group of field grade officers, senior non-commissioned officers, and Department of the Army civilians.

    Military Education:                                                                         

    Joint Forces Staff College/JPME II                                                               

    Joint Logistics Course                                                                                    

    NSPS HR ELEM/PERF MGT for Supervisors                                            

    ACOE Self-Assessment Course                                                                    

    Army Command & General Staff College (Residence)                                  

    Joint Civil – Military Operations Course                                                       

    Introduction to Special Operations Course                                                     

    Joint Special Operations Task Force Course                                                  

    Air Assault Course                                                                                        

    USAR Budget Management Course

    Civil Affairs Course

    Cross Cultural Communications Course

    Combined Arms Service Staff School                                               

    Supply and Service Management Officer Course                                          

    Psychological Operations Officer Course                                                      

    Quartermaster Officer Advance Course                                                         

    Infantry Officer Basic Course                                                                        

    Airborne School

    Awards Service Medals and Decorations:

    Include the Legend of Merit, the Joint Service Commendation

    Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the NATO Medal (Afghanistan),

    the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service

    Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation

    Medal with two Oak leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement

    Medal with two Oak leaf Clusters, the Armed Forces Service

    Medal, the Army Reserves Component Commendation Medal,

    the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Device,

    the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces

    Reserve Medal with “M” Device & Bronze Hour Glass, the Army

    Service Ribbon, the U.S. Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon,

    the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Air Assault Badge,

    the German, Australian and Basic Parachutist Badge.

    Training, Certification and Professional Development:

    * North Carolina State STAY Coaching Sessions

    * Instructional Services JROTC Support Session

    * STAY Required Classes:

       1- Building Effective Relationships with students, parents/community, and colleagues

       2- Classroom Management Support: Reflection of Systems and Processes

       3- Managing Diverse Classrooms

    * Instructor Certification Course

    * JROTC Basic Course

    * JROTC Marksmanship Safety Course

    * JMIC Marksmanship Instructor Course

    * JROTC Ethics Course

    * "Good Teacher" Training

    * DOD Cyber Awareness Challenge Training

    * JROTC Curriculum Manager Training

    * JROTC Unit Management Training

    * JCIMS Training                                                                                         

    Civilian Education:

    Troy State University - M.Ed. JUL 2011

    Virginia State University - B.S. MAY 1987

    University and R.O.T.C. Professional Affiliates:

    Virginia State University Marching Band (Percussion) - Tri- Toms), 1983-1987

    Honorary Society of Pershing Rifles, Fall 1983 - Spring 1986

    CDT Ranger Challenge, Fall 1984 - Spring 1986

    Big Brother and Big Sister Organization - Spring 1986

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Omega Chapter, 1989 - Present

    Virginia State University Military Alumni, 2014 - Present

    National Society of Leadership and Success

    Guiding Philosophy:             “Teach our students to be teachers and the whole world would be educated”. —Samuel E. Licorish, Jr.