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Faculty and Staff Profile

Jimmy Mullinax

Professor of Military Leadership
Lieutenant Colonel

Office: Army ROTC, Johnstone Hall
Phone: 656-4909

 Educational Background

MS Military Studies
Air Force Air University 2010

BS Industrial Management
Clemson University 1995

 Courses Taught

ML 4010 - Military Leadership-Preparing to be an Army Leader
ML 4020 - Military Leadership-Preparing to be a Lieutenant
ML 4510 - Military Leadership-Independent Study Course


Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Mullinax assumed command of the Clemson University Fightin’ Tiger Battalion on July 3, 2012, following a tour of duty with the Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky as the G3 Plans Chief. He graduated Clemson University in December 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Branch, branch detailed to Air Defense Artillery. Additionally, he earned a Master of Military Studies from the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama in 2010. Lieutenant Colonel Mullinax’s first assignment was in Charlie Battery, the 1-43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Suwon Air Base, Republic of South Korea, as a Fire Control platoon leader and then as the Battery Executive Officer. After 15 months in Korea, he transitioned to his basic branch of Quartermaster and was assigned to 123rd Main Support Battalion, 1 Armored Division, Dexheim, Germany as the Supply and Services Officer. He also served as the Transportation Officer, the Battalion S4 and the Battalion S3 during his three year tour in Germany. Upon completion of the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Lieutenant Colonel Mullinax served as the Supply and Transportation Troop Commander, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Opposing Force), Ft Irwin, California. After completion of company command, Lieutenant Colonel Mullinax was selected to a Training with Industry assignment with Labbatt Food Service Company in San Antonio, Texas where he worked as a military operations officer understanding how a civilian logistics company operates. To utilize the experience gained from Labbatt Foods, LTC Mullinax was assigned to the Army Center of Excellence-Subsistence as a project officer to select food service vendors supporting Army operations and later as the Deputy Training Director for the Army’s Food Service School, Fort Lee, Virginia. Lieutenant Colonel Mullinax deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 as an advisor to the Garrison Commander, Iraqi Ground Forces Command. He returned to Fort Lee, Virginia and became the Support Operations Plans Officer for the 49th Quartermaster Petroleum Group and then as the Executive Officer for the 240th Petroleum Support Battalion. He continued to serve in the 49th Group as the group S3 and deployed on a Task Force as the Army’s Iraq fuels manager ensuring all forces in Iraq had the necessary fuel to conduct their operations. Upon completion of this deployment, LTC Mullinax attended the Air Force Command and General Staff School in Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Then he was assigned as the Chief Plans Branch, G3, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky prior to arriving at Clemson. Lieutenant Colonel Mullinax is married to the former Angela Chapman from Liberty, SC and they have four children (Sarah, Andrew, Anna, and Joshua).


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