Cadre and Staff

Professor of Military Science LTC Nakia Reddin

COL Nakia Reddin

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

COL 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.  COL Reddin’s operational deployments include tours to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  COL 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. COL 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.


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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. 



SFC Douglas Linden

Military Science Instructor
Phone: (206) 296-5626

SFC Linden is an Armor Noncommissioned Officer with over 13 years of experience in the Active Army.  He has deployed and supported North Korean deterrence in East Asia, Operation New Dawn in Iraq, and NATO Operation Atlantic Resolve in Europe.  He has served in armored brigade combat teams as a tank driver, loader & gunner, Tank Commander, Section Sergeant, and Platoon Sergeant.  His special assignments include serving as an Army Recruiter and as a Cavalry Squadron Assistant Operations Noncommissioned Officer.  SFC Linden is originally from northwestern Pennsylvania and is married with a daughter and son.  



Mr. Jerry Alves

Recruiting Operations Officer
Phone: (206) 296-2439

Mr. Alves is a California native, he is married and has two daughters, as well as five grandchildren. He enlisted in the Army right out of high school and retired after 20 years of active service. His duty stations include, Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Lee, VA, US Army Recruiting BN Phoenix, AZ, Schweinfurt GE, Ft. Bragg NC, US Army Recruiting BN Sacramento, CA, and 6th Brigade Army Health Care Recruiting AZ/Nevada. His military service includes Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Station Commander, and First Sergeant of San Joaquin recruiting company. Mr. Alves joins us from the Seattle passport agency. His undergraduate degree is in Organizational Leadership, and his Master’s degree is in Human Resources. He enjoys family time, sports, and the outdoors.



Diane Tomhave

Senior Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (206) 296-6431

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 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.