Cadre and Staff

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LTC Brianna Maier

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

Lieutenant Colonel Brianna M. Maier is a native of Tumwater, Washington.  She commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps following her graduation from University of Portland in May 2004.  She entered active duty in December 2004.    

Lieutenant Colonel Maier’s initial assignment was with Golf Forward Support Company (FSC), 204th Support Battalion (SB), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX where she served as a maintenance platoon leader.  She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 05-07 with the battalion from November 2005 to November 2006 where she served as the Entry Control Point Officer in Charge (ECP OIC) and Provincial Joint Communications Center (PJCC) OIC.  Her next unit of assignment was with Bravo Company, 704th Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division that later reflagged to 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.  There she served as the executive officer along with serving as the unit movement officer for the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation in October 2007 and the National Readiness Center (NTC) rotation in April 2008.  She deployed for OIF 08-10 with the battalion from June 2008 to May 2009 where she served as the executive officer, Entry Control Point/ Visitor’s Control Center (ECP/VCC) OIC and director of logistics for Tallil garrison operations.  After completion of the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course (CLC3) at Fort Lee, VA in March 2010 LTC Maier was assigned to the 61st Ordnance Brigade, now 59th Ordnance Brigade, and took command of Bravo Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion.  After command, she served as a logistics operations officer assigned to Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Rock Island Arsenal, IL from 2012-2015, where she specialized in the Strategic Readiness Update (SRU) and as a Lead Materiel Integrator (LMI) Decision Support Tool (DST) trainer.  Following Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS, LTC Maier was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord from June 2016 to June 2019 where she served as the I Corps G4 operations officer, 42nd Military Police Brigade S4, and 13th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade (CSSB) Support Operations Officer (SPO).  Her previous assignment was the Joint Planning Support Element, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC) at Norfolk Naval Station, VA where she has held jobs as a joint sustainment planner, sustainment team deputy, and Executive Officer for the JECC Commander.  She is currently serving as the Professor of Military Science and head of the Military Science Department at Seattle University.   

Lieutenant Colonel Maier’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal with four campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal and Oversees Service Ribbon with numeral two.

Lieutenant Colonel Maier earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in basic science from University of Portland, and a Master of Business Administration in Logistics from Trident University.  She is married to Major Logan Maier, and has three children (Josie-10, Connor-8, Cooper-6).


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MAJ Joshua Johnson

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

MAJ Joshua Johnson is the Assistant Professor of Military Science, Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and the Instructor for MSIII Cadets.  He commissioned through the ROTC program at Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  In 2007, he branch-detailed as a Field Artillery Officer and served as a Platoon Leader for three years.  He then transitioned to Military Intelligence in 2010 once promoted to Captain.  MAJ Johnson has served at all echelons from tactical to strategic over his 14 years of service including operational deployments tours to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  His hometown is Bremerton, WA and currently resides in Seattle with his wife. 


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MSG David L. Wetzel

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

Master Sergeant Wetzel assumed duties as the Senior Military Science Instructor on 10 February 2023. Master Sergeant Wetzel is a native of Media, PA. He entered the United States Army in March 2004. Master Sergeant Wetzel completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, KY where he graduated as an 19K M1 Abrams Armor Crewman. 

MSG Wetzel has held numerous leadership positions to include Tank Gunner, Tank Commander, Section Leader, Recruiter, Company Master Gunner, Platoon Sergeant, Observer/Coach and Trainer, Task Force Operations Sergeant Major Trainer, Project Development NCO, and Troop First Sergeant. He has served in the 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade 3rd Infantry Division, 1st Brigade 3rd Infantry Division, 1st Recruiting Brigade, Operations Group National Training Center, and Maneuver Center of Excellence/United States Army Infantry School Capabilities Development Integration Directorate.  His deployments include three tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, One Rotation to South Korea, and One deployment to Europe in Support of our NATO Partners.

MSG Wetzel's military education includes Noncommissioned Officer Education System BLC, ALC, and SLC, Army Recruiter Course, O/CT Academy, Combat Capabilities Developer course, and various other professional development courses. He is a graduate of Class 005-15 Mobile Gun System Master Gunner Course.

Master Sergeant Wetzel’s awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Army Recruiter Silver Badge, and the Master Gunner Badge. He also has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Driver Master Badge Track, Driver Master Badge Wheeled, and various deployment and campaign ribbons.

MSG Wetzel is married to the former Amanda Michelle White of Archdale, North Carolina.



Mr. Shawn Dodge

Recruitment Operations Officer
Phone: (206) 296-2439

Shawn Dodge graduated from the University of Oregon in 2000 and received an Active-Duty Army commission from the ROTC program as an Armor Officer. As a branch detailed Officer, Shawn transitioned to Military Intelligence in 2004 after attending the Officer Transition Course in Ft. Huachuca, AZ. While serving in Washington, Shawn completed his MBA from Saint Martin’s University.  In 2008, while serving as a Company Commander, Shawn was nominated and selected as the Army Athlete of the Year (distance running) which enabled him to represent the Army at numerous distance running events in the United States and abroad. Upon recommendation for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he was nominated as the Brigade Deputy Commander for the 505th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater), a brand-new Theater Intelligence Brigade supporting Army North and Northern Command, in Camp Bullis (San Antonio), TX. Shawn’s final military assignment was the Professor of Military Science at East Tennessee State University. In this role, Shawn was responsible for 125 Cadets on five college campuses in the tri-state region of Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Shawn is married to Danielle Dodge and has three children. He is a resident of Bainbridge Island, WA.

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Mr. Michael Zarghami 

Human Resources Assistant
Phone: (206) 296-2123

Join us in welcoming Mr. Michael “Chi” Zarghami to the Brady Battalion's cadre team. Mr. Zarghami brings over two decades of experience (Active Duty and Department of the Army Civilian) to his new role as our Human Resource Assistant. Michael fell in love with Seattle a lifetime ago when he was stationed in, what was then, Fort Lewis as a Private. He always planned to come back to an area of the country that felt like home and now he has. He will make an immediate and positive impact on our program as he supports Cadet and Cadre actions. His lifetime of service continues with us. 

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Mr. Ronald Beard 

Log Tech
Phone: (206) 296-2813

We welcome our new Log-Tech, Mr. Ronald Beard.  Mr. Beard served in the U.S. Navy and has come to us after retirement from Boeing.  Mr. Beard started working with us in fall quarter 2022.


Diane Tomhave

Senior Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (206) 296-6431

Ms. Tomhave has served in various positions at Seattle University off and on for the past 10 years.  She has worked in higher education for most of her career.  She works part-time for Army ROTC in the mornings and part-time for the MA Psychology program in the afternoons where she is the Program Coordinator.  She has lived in the Pacific Northwest since the early 1990s.  She lives in Seattle with her husband and has two sons and a little dog named Darla.   Diane loves to read, loves to travel and enjoys a good conversation. 

ROTC Front Desk
Phone: (206) 296-6431

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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 greatly missed. 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.