Vienna, W.Va.—Ohio Valley University is pleased to announce that through the technology of “Telepresence,” the Ohio Valley University’s MDS Honors Program will be having two AMERICAN HEROES and Professors to lecture in the MDS 1 and MDS 2 Honors courses— Major Antonio Salinas and Jason Nulton. Telepresence is a technology that allows anyone in the world to virtually teach and interact with students right in the classroom despite being in another location.
Major Antonio Salinas, Professor of History at West Point, the United States Military Academy, will be teaching lessons via Telepresence in the MDS 1 course in Ohio Valley University’s Metadisciplinary Studies Honors Program.
Major Salinas will be teaming up with our own Jason Nulton, former Lieutenant Colonel and logistics officer of the United States Air Force, and professor who directs and teaches in the Energy Management and Production Engineering (EMPE) degree program at Ohio Valley University.
Major Antonio Salinas was born and raised in Allen Park, Michigan. His youth was spent dabbling in combative sports and hunting in the local woods. Upon graduating from Allen Park High School in 1998, Antonio enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a geospatial intelligence analyst, then a martial arts instructor trainer, and later an intelligence chief. Following his time in the Marines, Antonio attended Eastern Michigan University and gained his bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He then pursued graduate school where he enrolled in Army ROTC and attained his master’s degree in history. Antonio was commissioned a second lieutenant in 2007 and has served in combat as an infantry officer in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His story is featured in the book To War With The Fourth (King, Nulton, Collins; 2016). Antonio is an accomplished author, and has produced two works: Siren’s Song, The Allure of War (2016) and Boot Camp: The Making of a United States Marine (2017). He continues to serve in uniform as a professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Jason Nulton is a former Lieutenant Colonel and logistics officer who served for twenty years in the US Air Force. He grew up near Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated in 1995 from West Virginia University with a degree in Political Science. He also holds Masters degrees in Human Resources Development and Transportation/Air Mobility Operations. In his twenty-year career, Jason served on nine active duty assignments and held numerous leadership positions, including commander of two large units. He served in deployed locations in the Balkans, Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan, and retired in July 2015. He now directs and teaches in the Energy Management and Production Engineering (EMPE) degree program at Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Jason recently collaborated on “To War with the Fourth” (ISBN: 978-1612003993) with History Channel personality Martin King, a chronicle of the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division across a century of combat from World War I to Afghanistan and Iraq. It was published in November 2016 and is available on Amazon.com and in the OVU Bookstore. He is currently in the final stages of completing “Uncommon Cargo,” the true story of a Vietnamese family who escaped Saigon just before it fell to communist forces in April 1975, with expected publishing in 2019.
In the MDS 1 Honors course, Major Salinas and Professor Nulton will be teaching about the Roman Army, the greatest War Machine in history. They will teach such things as military organization, battle strategies, commanding generals, logistics, weaponry, and focus on one of the most decisive moments in history—the Battle of Actium in AD 31—where the Roman General Octavian defeated the combined forces of the Roman Mark Antony and Queen Cleopatra VII. It is Octavian who was the founder of the Roman Empire and was known as Caesar Augustus—the first Roman Emperor who decreed a worldwide census that God used to get Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem in fulfillment of prophecy. Major Salinas will lecture for one hour then Professor Nulton will teach for the second hour.
In the MDS 2 Honors Professor Nulton will teach on another decisive moment in history—the Fall of the Eastern Roman Empire that occurred on May 29th in AD 1453 when the unconquerable city of Constantinople fell at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. A new weapon that was earlier created by the Chinese was perfected and used to break through the seemingly impregnable walls of Constantinople. This new super weapon was called the Ottoman Super Cannon or Bombard and it literally built an empire, changed warfare, and forever changed the history of the world!
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