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Service, Sacrifice and Honor – UC’s Criminal Justice Professors Recognized for their Military Service


Williamsburg, Ky. - In recognition of Veterans Day, University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Department of Criminal Justice would like to recognize their full time faculty and adjunct professors for their service to our country.

Not many people are aware but every full time Criminal Justice professor at UC is a veteran and four adjunct professors are military veterans as well. The professors represent each branch of the Military and their services include; active duty, reserve duty and National Guard duty.

Department Chair Justin DeCecca stated, “Our faculty know what service and sacrifice mean to our country and we try to instill this in our students.”

Listed below are the members of the UC faculty and adjunct professors that have served our country. We thank them and all veterans for their service, sacrifice and commitment to the United States of America.

• Dr. George Ackerman - United States Coast Guard

• Larry Lewis - United States Army

• Dr. Jack Brown - United states Air Force

• Richard Mills - United States Marines

• Justin DeCecca - United States Navy

• John Knox Mills, J.D. - United states Army National Guard

• Dr. Melvin Mahone - United State Marines

• Dave Gray - United States Army

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit