Cadre and Staff

LTC Marty Lepak

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

LTC Marty Lepak is the Professor of Military Science and the MS IV Instructor.  He is an Engineer officer and has served in the US Army for over 31 years (12 years enlisted).  He commissioned through the Wisconsin Military Academy in 1997.  He deployed to Kuwait (04-05) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and to Kandahar, Afghanistan (13-14) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He has been an Engineer company commander and has held several staff positions at battalion and corps levels.  His most recent assignment was as a Maneuver Planner at I Corps, JBLM, WA.   He is a native of northern Wisconsin, is married and has three children.


MSG  Eric Stiles

Senior Military Science Instructor (SMSI - On Retirement Leave)
Phone: (206) 296-6433

MSG Eric Stiles is the Senior Military Science Instructor (SMSI) and in charge of  training the MSIII Cadets.  MSG Stiles in an Armor Senior NCO who has served on active duty for 23 years.  He has deployed to Bosnia, Kosovo and has three combat tours to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.  MSG Stiles has served in every Armor position, from Tank Driver to Cavalry Troop First Sergeant.  MSG Stiles was born and raised in Alameda California, is married and has three children.

CPT Matthew Supan of the Brady Battalion Cadre.

CPT Matthew Supan

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

CPT Matt Supan is the Assistant Professor of Military Science and the instructor for MSIII Cadets. He enlisted in the Army in 2002 and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy in 2005. Upon graduation in 2009, he commissioned into the US Army Signal Corps. He has served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, staff officer, and company commander. While assigned to the 472nd Signal Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (09-10). During his most recent assignment as a network planning officer for 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, he deployed in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (16-17). He grew up in southern Oregon, is married and has one child.

SFC(P) Robert Terry

Acting Senior Military Science Instructor
Phone: (206) 296-5626

SFC(P) Robert Terry is the Military Science Instructor (SMI) responsible for training the foundational skills to the MSI Cadets. SFC(P) Terry is an Armor Noncommission Officer (NCO) who has served on active duty for 14 years. He has deployed to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn and one sustainment tour as a rotational unit to Camp Casey, South Korea. SFC Terry’s duty assignments are all enlisted positions in an Armor platoon (M1 Abrams series tank driver, loader, gunner, Tank Commander, and Platoon Sergeant). He has served has a Armor Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant at Fort Benning Ga; a Drill Sergeant Leader as the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy; and a Battalion Armor Master Gunner. SFC(P) Terry was born in New York and raised in various states along the East Coast, he is married and has four children.





Logistician Tech
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Mr. John Gouveia

Human Resources Technician
Phone: (206) 296-2123

HR Technician

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.



Mr. Hershel Turner

Recruiting Operations Officer
Phone: (206) 296-2439



Shea Taisey, Senior Administrative Assistance for the Department of Military Science/Army ROTC

Shea Taisey

Senior Administrative Assistant 
Military Science/ROTC 

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.

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Telephone: 206-296-2439