Chief Warrant Officer 4 Richard L. “Monty” Gonzales, is the Director - Career Institute of Technology. Prior to this, he was the assumed duty as the Senior Army Instructor of the Winston Churchill High School JROTC “Charger” Battalion on 13 June, 2012. A native of Carson City, NV, he enlisted in the Army in 1988. He served units at every echelon, from platoon to division, with duty in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Central America, and the US. During his first assignment with the 75th Ranger Regiment he served in combat during Operations “Just Cause,” in Panama in 1989, and, “Desert Storm,” in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 1991. He also participated in Operation “Uphold Democracy” in Cuba and Haiti in 1994. After being selected to serve as a Warrant Officer he was assigned to U.S. Army Europe and served as a targeting officer at the Brigade and Division levels supporting operations in Bosnia and Kosovo from 1997-2000. In 2003 he led one of the Army’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Mobile Exploitation Teams (MET-Alpha) comprised of Joint and multi-national Soldiers and civilians in support of Operation “Iraqi Freedom.” His leadership of Mobile Exploitation Team Alpha led to an immediate shift in methods used for conducting Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) and a re-evaluation of the expectations of the search for WMD in Iraq. He returned to Iraq in 2005 as part of a research team for the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL). In 2008 he was selected as an advisor and liaison to the Indian Army. Chief Gonzales holds a BS in Psychology - Cameron University, a Master’s Degree in History from LSU and is a doctoral student with the University of Phoenix, pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Chief Gonzales graduated from the Army Master Parachutist Course, Military Freefall Course, and International Ranger School. His awards and decorations include two Bronze Stars, the Legion of Merit and Combat Jump Wings.