Dr. Sterling is currently a professor of Business Law and Medical Law/Ethics for Virginia College in Knoxville, TN. He is also an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice, and Government/Policy for Liberty University's Online Program. He has accumulated 13 years of Law Enforcement experience including patrol, investigations, and SWAT, and Homeland Security. He is a former U.S. Army Infantry Captain, and has completed tours in Central America (including Panama, and Guatemala) and Europe (Germany) performing counter-terror operations. He has served with the 5/19th Special Forces and the 3/87th INF, and the 220th Military Police Company. He left military service as a Major in the Tennessee State Guard in 2010.
Dr. Sterling formerly taught Law enforcement Counter-Terrorism for the Governor’s Crime Commission, Academy of Counter-Terrorism, in North Carolina, and had the privilege of serving as the first Regional Coordinator for East Tennessee’s Office of Homeland Security. He also taught Political Science for the Tidewater Technical Community College in Chesapeake, VA, and College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC. He is also a former professor of Criminal Justice at Elizabeth City State University and professor/program coordinator of Homeland Security at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN.
Dr. Sterling has a Bachelor’s Degree from Regis College in Denver Colorado in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Regent University in Virginia Beach, and Doctorate in Jurisprudence from The Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach. He has hundreds of hours of specialized training in Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence, Human Intelligence Operations (HUMINT), Special Weapons and Tactics, Jungle Operations, Personal Protection, and other Military and Law Enforcement training.
Dr. Sterling has always been a cowboy, growing up in the panhandle of Oklahoma, Southeastern Kansas, and Eastern Colorado. He has worked on horse and cattle ranches and has owned a small commercial cattle herd. He is a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton, TN. He and his wife, Melanie, are both certified firearms instructors and both shoot competitively in the fast-growing sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.