Max Ammons has served as assistant vice president/dean of students at MSU since July 2015. He graduated from North Georgia College with a bachelor's degree in 1991, and began a 21-year military career. Ammons served as an aviator and operations career field officer from 1991 to 2012, and led several organizations before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Ammons received training in military justice, federal criminal law, investigations, ethical conduct, administrative law/personnel actions, individual rights/due process, international law, claims and consumer protection. He has more than 8 years experience supervising or imposing investigations and disciplinary decisions, and more than 4 years of presiding over non-judicial cases. In 2002, he earned a master's degree from Troy State University. He has served as an instructor, assistant professor, academic department chair/professor, administrative/program director in academic affairs and a program director in student affairs. During his tenure at MSU, he previously served as the director of campus recreation and wellness, director of military initiatives and as chair of the Department of Military Science.