• Week 8!!
    Hello Cadets! This week we are Finishing up Chapter 1 Lesson 3 “Customs and Courtesies for Junior ROTC. This is the last week for grades for the first Quarter...finish strong!

    The objective of this lesson is are: Describe the difference between a custom and a courtesy. Identify historic customs and courtesies. Explain the proper methods to demonstrate recognition and respect. Describe the standard usage of military time.

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  • SMSgt Gause
    Name: SMSgt Ryan Gause
    Email: Ryan.Gause@slps.org
    Room Number(s): 021
    Subject(s): AFJROTC
    Building Phone: 44415
    Teacher Message: Welcome to AFJROTC! I am available during the school day for direct JROTC questions from 8:00AM to 3:22PM Monday-Friday. Please e-mail me and I will respond within 24 hours.
     "Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."
    -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    I was born and raised in Portsmouth Virginia and I immediately enlisted into the United States Air Force upon graduation from high school at the age of 18.  I served in the Air Force for 21 years as a Security Forces member (Military Police).  I served at five different bases in the United States and over 40 countries in my military career.  I started my career as an installation entry controller and held numerous positions in the Security Forces career field from: Installation Patrolmen to Operations Superintendent for 11 Air Force bases and 4,000 personnel across the continental United States. I severed in more than four deployment operations including counter-drug operations in Panama and Peru.  I also served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Operations Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).  During my career I was certified as Hostage Negotiator, Training Instructor, and Security Forces Raven (Air Marshall). My military career culminated at the highest level of command where I held leadership positions at the two major commands: United States Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command.  I’m currently serving as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Aerospace Science Instructor at Soldan International Studies High School in St. Louis Missouri since 2015.
    I'm married to Tammy Gause and we have a blended family of six children ranging in age from 13-26 years old.


    2006 Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

    2011 Bachelor of Science, Computer Operations Technology, Southwestern College, Wichita, Kansas 

    2018 Master of Science, Career and Technical Education Leadership, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri