John Riley

John Riley

Military Science Instructor

    Bradley Hall
    (309) 677-4947



Mr. Riley joins us as the Instructor of Military Science in our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where he instructs the Profession of Arms, Critical Thinking, Leadership and Decision Making. Mr. Riley completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He served in the military for 26 years, all in the Active Army as an enlisted man. His military education includes Primary Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course, Master Gunner Course, Instructor Training Course, Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Staff and Faculty Development Course, Small Group Instruction Course and Guidance Counselor Course

SFC Riley’s’ assignments include the 1st Infantry Division, HHC 5/16 Inf, Fort Riley, KS, 2nd Infantry Division, C co 5/20 Inf, Korea, 1st Infantry Division, B co 5/16 Inf, Fort Riley, KS, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, 1st Armored Division, A co 3/12 Inf, Baumholder, Germany, NCO Academy, Fort Benning, GA, Des Moines Recruiting BN, Lincoln Recruiting Company, Kearney Recruiting Station, Beatrice Recruiting Station, Lincoln Recruiting Station, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Jackson, South Carolina , and Station Commander at the Peoria R/S for Central Illinois Recruiting Company.

His awards include the CIB, EIB, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC),
Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal(1 Bronze Star), Southwest Asia Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korea Defense Service
Medal, NCO Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Saudi Arabia Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 2), VUA, Glen E Morrell, Recruiter Ring, and Gold Recruiter Badge

Mr. John Riley currently resides in Pekin, Illinois, with his wife Jennifer and their 10 children.