Senior Army Instructor
Scott L. Bartley
Lieutenant Colonel (retired)
office phone: 843-650-1476

ieutenant Colonel (retired) Scott L. Bartley was born in April 1973, Tokyo, Japan and was raised in various overseas locations, including Japan, Taiwan, and Germany.  After graduating from High School in 1991, he attended Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana where he earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Health Science and Industrial Hygiene.  He was commissioned as an Engineer Second Lieutenant through the Purdue University Army ROTC program in August 1995.

Before retiring and assuming the Senior Army Instructor position at St. James High School (Murrells Inlet, SC) in School Year 2016-2017; LTC Bartley served in various command and operations positions, including:

  - Sapper Platoon Leader, Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer with Alpha and Charlie Companies, 8th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Jun 96- Dec 98
  - 555th Engineer Group Adjutant and Company Commander, Charlie Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington; Jul 00- Jan 03
 - Chief, Field Training Exercise Branch/G3 Operations and Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General to the United States Army-Japan, Camp Zama, Japan; Feb 03-Aug 05
  - Military Transition Team Chief for 2-6-2 Iraqi National Police Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas and Balad, Iraq; Feb 07-Apr 08
  -  Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 864th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington and Kandahar, Afghanistan; Jun 09-Jun 11
  - The Professor of Military Science at the University of Guam Army ROTC program; Jun 11-Jun 13
  - Battalion Commander of the Cleveland Army Recruiting Battalion; Jun 13-Jul 15

LTC Bartley is a graduate of the Engineer Officer’s Basic Course, Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, Command and General Staff College, the Defense Language Institute (Japanese), Airborne School, and the Sapper Leader Course. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Japanese from the Defense Language Institute in 2008 and a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in May 2009.

LTC Bartley’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Army Commendation Medal (2), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Joint Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, de Fleury Medal (Bronze), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Combat Action Badge, Sapper Tab, Airborne Badge, and Recruiter Badge (Silver).

LTC Bartley is married to the former Amy Lynn Nelson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and has three daughters; Kate (21), Ella (19), and Grace (13). They reside in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Army Instructor
Patrick J. Currie
Sergeant First Class (retired)
office phone: 843-650-1631

Sergeant First Class Patrick Currie, US Army (retired) served honorably for over 24 years as a Infantryman and has been a JROTC Army Instructor at St. James High School since 2005.

During his career, Sergeant First Class Currie served as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant; a Military Security Detail Soldier at the US Consulate Berlin, West Germany; as a National Guard Adviser with the First United States Army; and as an Assistant Professor of Military Science for the University of Texas, Arlington Army ROTC program. He has participated in numerous operations, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Bright Star in Egypt, and operations in Vicenza, Italy.

 He has been assigned to units at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Berlin, West Germany; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Forts Benning, Stewart, and Gillem in Georgia.

Sergeant First Class Currie’s military awards and decorations include the Army Air Assault Badge, the Drill Sergeant Badge, and the Expert Infantryman’s Badge. He has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Texas College in 2006 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2010.

 He is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and currently resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He has two grown children; a son who is an Air Force veteran and currently works at Boeing in Charleston, SC, and a daughter who currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

SFC Currie has mentored, educated, and trained over 1500 students since coming to St. James in 2005. His efforts in the classroom have resulted in the program being an honor unit of distinction (top tier program in the country) for the past 16 years.

He has been an integral part of the program being 7-time regional drill champions and 4-time JROTC softball champions. 

He was the silent partner to Colonel Steve Cellucci being named JROTC Senior Army Instructor of the year in 2015.

 SFC Currie will never say no when someone needs help.  He has volunteered and sacrificed his personal time to drive the volleyball team, the cheerleaders, the soccer team, and numerous other athletic teams and Clubs to their competitions and events for the past 17 years.