Cadre and Staff

Professor of Military Science LTC Nakia Reddin

LTC Nakia Reddin

Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206) 296-5724

LTC Nakia Reddin is the Professor of Military Science and the MS IV Instructor.  He is a Chemical officer and has served in the US Army for over 18 years.  He commissioned through the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Army ROTC.  LTC Reddin’s operational deployments include tours to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  LTC Reddin has served in command and leadership positions from platoon thru Division level.  His most recent assignment was as the Deputy G3/5/7, 76th Operational Response Command, Fort Douglas, UT. LTC Reddin is married and has three children.

MSG Justin Harder, Senior Military Science Instructor 

MSG Justin Harder

Senior Military Science Instructor 
Phone: (206) 296-6433

MSG Harder is the Senior Military Science Instructor responsible for training the MSII Cadets. MSG Harder is an Armor Noncommissioned Officer with over 18 years experience on active duty. He has multiple deployments including peace keeping operations in Kosovo, combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and a rotational deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. MSG Harder has served in every enlisted position in an Armor Company as a tank driver/loader, gunner, Tank Commander, Platoon Sergeant, and most recently Company First Sergeant. He also served as an Army Active Duty Recruiter in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and a Battalion Operations Noncommissioned Officer. MSG Harder is a native of Washington State and is married with 2 children.


 CPT Rachel Boehme is the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Seattle University.

CPT Rachel Boehme

Assistant Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206) 296-5494

CPT Rachel Boehme is the Assistant Professor of Military Science and the Instructor for MSIII Cadets. She commissioned through the United States Military Academy in May 2011 and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering Psychology. She is a Military Police Officer and has served as a Platoon Leader, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, Brigade Current Operations Officer, and Company Commander. While assigned to the 67th Military Police Company as a Platoon Leader, she deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CPT Boehme's hometown is Lakewood, WA and currently resides in Bonney Lake, WA with her husband and three dogs.



SFC Douglas Linden

Military Science Instructor
Phone: (206) 296-5626




Recruiting Operations Officer
Phone: (206) 296-2439


 Mrs. Lawanda Andrews, Logistics Tech

Mrs. LaWanda Andrews

Logistics Technician
Phone: (206) 296-2813

Mrs. LaWanda Andrews is a Department of the Army Civilian employee. She is a retired Non-commissioned officer (NCO) who served 20 years in the U.S. Army as an Automated Logistics Specialist. While assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) at JBLM, 3rd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division (The Army’s First Stryker Brigade Combat Team) she deployed to Iraq from November 2003- October 2004, in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. While stationed at JBLM, she was responsible for the daily operations of the Class II, IV, VII and IX supply Warehouse. She completed assignments in numerous locations to including Germany, Kansas, California, Maryland and Washington. She earned a Master’s Degree from Trident University in Logistics along with a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management.



Mr. John Gouveia

Human Resources Technician
Phone: (206) 296-2123

Mr. John Gouveia is a Department of the Army Civilian employee. He is the Seattle University Army ROTC Program Administrator. He has served as a unit administrator and human resources administrator for the past seven years. Mr. Gouveia is a proud member of the US Army Military Police Corps. He retired from the Army Reserves with more than 27 years of service. He has numerous deployments (Desert Storm, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Bosnia, Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom). He has served in numerous positions ranging from team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant and detachment sergeant in military police and CID company/detachments.



Ms. Shea Taisey

Senior Administrative Assistant 
Military Science/ROTC 
Phone: (206) 296-6431 

Ms. Shea joined Seattle U's College of Arts & Sciences as a staff member in 2017, and has been working in the ROTC office since 2018. She is a born-and-raised Seattleite with a Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University. She loves getting to know our Cadets, and watching them grow into successful scholars and Commissioned Officers.

Ms. Rose A. Zbiegien

In Memory

Ms. Rose first graduated Seattle University in 1992 and never left, as many staff and faculty fondly remember. She pursued multiple degrees over her time at the University and worked in most of the departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2016, she came out of retirement to work with the Military Science/ROTC program until her passing in 2018. During her two years with the Brady Battalion, she helped with everything from organizing events to offering advice and support to all the Cadets who came in. She filled the office with her laughter and her wit and is missed every day. Ms. Rose is survived by her husband Mike and their three children and five grandchildren, and the Brady Battalion thanks them for sharing the wonderful Ms. Rose with us.

If you like what you see, or would like to know more we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at the Seattle University Army ROTC office at 206-296-6431 or email the Military Science Department at