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Rowdy J. Inman '00:

CPT InmanCapt. Rowdy J. Inman of Panorama Village, Texas was a 1986 King High School graduate and member of the school's Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. He enlisted in the US Army after high school and served several tours in Iraq as an 11B10. He graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash., in 1999, where he received training in military leadership, communications, management and survival training. He graduated in 2000 from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Military Science. He was commissioned by the U.S. Army in May 2000.

Rowdy was a veteran of Desert Storm of multiple deployments, both as a Non-Commissioned Officer and as an Officer, including Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I, OIF III, OIF V), and Operation Just Cause. His awards included the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal in Government of Kuwait, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Valorous Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster.

He died in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations at age 38. He was married and the father of three children.

About The MSAC

The Military Science Alumni Club (MSAC) officially came into being on July 26, 2013, when the Alumni Association Board of Directors approved the charter petition for the club. Made up primarily of former military officers, all having been in the Army ROTC Program at Sam Houston State University, the club is open to anyone who completed at least one semester of the military science curriculum at the University, is a spouse of someone who has done so, or has been recognized by the club for his or her military science education or participation during their lifetime. 

The primary mission of the Military Science Club is to provide scholarship, financial, and leadership support to the Military Science Department of the University, working closely with the Professor of Military Science, the Military Science cadre, and the student members of the Bearkat Battalion. Informally formed several years ago, the group has provided scholarships to deserving cadets each semester for more than a decade. The scholarship is named after Army Captain Rowdy J. Inman, Class of 2000, who was killed in Iraq in 2007, while leading his men in combat. Captain Inman was the first Military Science graduate of Sam Houston killed in the War on Terror. 

There is a social side to the new club as it brings together so many old friends from times past who met at Sam Houston and developed life-long friendships and associations based on the shared experiences of the Bearkat Corps of Cadets, student life at the University and their military experiences. Periodically, the group gathers informally to share memories and catch up with one another, family and friends. 

The Military Science Alumni Club is literally international in its reach, with members currently living throughout the Unites States, Central and Eastern Europe, and in other parts of the world. The club leadership is dedicated to growing the club into a significant, contributing member of the Alumni Association. 

Anyone interested in helping support the Bearkat Battalion by joining MSAC can email the club directly at Those already associated with the regional clubs of the Alumni Association are encouraged to associate with the Military Science Alumni Club as no additional dues are required. 

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