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Senior Army Instructor: COL Chris Wynder, United States Army Retired
 
Colonel (Retired) Chris Wynder is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1992 and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University.
 
Colonel Wynder's assignment history took him around the world while serving in a myriad positions in the areas of law enforcement, security, and force protection that included combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded a Military Police Battalion in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, while leading over 800 soldiers conducting a strategically sensitive mission in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He served as the Director of Assignments and Professional Development for over 2,000 active duty Military Police Branch Officers and was the Senior Law Enforcement Officer and Advisor to the Commanding General of United States Forces Korea.
 
Colonel Wynder’s final active duty assignment was Senior Advisor to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Installation Management Command for all matters related to Law Enforcement, Security, and Fire & Emergency Services for 82 Army installations worldwide. Colonel Wynder is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy as well as the Army War College Fellowship Program.

Colonel Wynder received numerous military awards and decorations to include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Bronze Star Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.  He is the recipient of the Military Police Corps Order of the Marechaussee in Silver and is a Department of Defense Black History Month Award Honoree in the Department of the Army Category.

After his military retirement in July 2019, Colonel Wynder joined the Pleasanton High School Faculty so he could continue to live his watchword of  "service" while being a bridge builder for our next generation of leaders. He is a true “Soldier for Life,” still serving and shaping the lives of young people every day by teaching positive life skills, citizenship, and leadership in our JROTC Program.

Contact information:
cvwynder@pisd.us
Phone number:  (830) 569-1250  ext. 1382

Conference time: My conference time is from 11:45 to 12:15 . If you would like to set up a time for us to meet and discuss your child's progress or any concerns you may have, please e-mail me at cvwynder@pisd.us.
 
 
 
 
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Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Elvin J. Nuells is a graduate of Excelsior College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 66). 

Command Sergeant Major Nuells has served in many positions during his Army career. He received his Basic Training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and Advanced Individual Training as an Administration Specialist at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.  He served as Post Master (COPE) at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.  Command Sergeant Major Nuells also served in many different positions at New Orleans Military Entrance Processing Station to include Testing NCOIC, Travel NCOIC and Operations NCOIC. Command Sergeant Major Nuells change is Military Occupational Specialty to Recruiter. He mastered his recruiting skill sets for nine years throughout rural and metropolitan areas within the San Antonio and Houston Recruiting Battalions.  He served as Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Operation Sergeant Major. 

 

Command Sergeant Major Nuells received numerous military awards and decorations to include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters) Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster) Global War on Terrorism Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).

 

After his military retirement in November 2020, Command Sergeant Major Nuells joined the Pleasanton High School Faculty so he could continue to help develop our next generation of leaders.

 

Contact information:

ejnuells@pisd.us
Phone number:  (830) 569-1250 ext. 1381

Conference time: My conference time is from 11:45 to 12:15. If you would like to set up a time for us to meet and discuss your child's progress or any concerns you may have, please e-mail me at ejnuells@pisd.us.